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Obama Oil

One Oily Administration After Another

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Buoyed by the country's boom in energy wealth, our president has been putting oil to work abroad. He has been using energy as the spear of his already highly militarized foreign policy. The result has been a sophisticated weaponization of oil that puts the energy mavens of the Bush administration to shame.

Obama’s New Oil Wars

Michael T. Klare | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

It was heinous. It was underhanded. It was beyond the bounds of international morality. It was an attack on the American way of life. It was "the oil weapon" -- and back in 1973, it was directed at the United States. Skip ahead four decades and it's smart, it's effective, and it's the American way.

Oil Is Back!

Michael T. Klare | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

We have a global warming president presiding over a massive expansion of fossil fuel production. Think of this as a form of collective mental compartmentalization that should frighten us all -- and yet from the president on down, it's remarkable how few seem disturbed by it.

Obama Administration To Decide On Future Of Atlantic Drilling

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Southern politicians and energy industry groups are increasing the push to allow drilling off the U.S. Atlantic Coast for oil a...

To Clean Up Coal, Obama Pushes More Oil Production

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-b...

Wait, Is This The Future Of Clean Energy?

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-b...

Obama Praises U.S. Energy Production

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday boasted of the nation's progress in cutting ...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Misleading Obama Comments Exposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

Now that Obama's campaign for reelection is in full swing, the president hasn't been shy about touting his own record or about attacking that of his r...

Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

As recent events have demonstrated, Obama's energy policies globally bear an eerie likeness to Cheney's, especially in the way he has engaged in the geopolitics of oil as part of an American global struggle for future dominance among the major powers.

Obama To Unveil New Plan To Address Oil Prices

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pushed Congress Tuesday to give oil market regulators more muscle to deter price manipulation by speculators...

Payola for the Most Profitable Corporations in History

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

There's a problem: the very word "subsidies" makes American eyes glaze over. If due attention is to be paid, we have to figure out a language in which to talk about them that will make it clear just how loony our policy is.

Obama Calls On Congress To End Huge Subsidy

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is renewing his call for Congress to end tax breaks to oil companies. In a Rose Garden speech Thursday, Obama wi...

Jennifer Bendery

Keystone XL: White House Backs Portion Of Pipeline That Ships U.S. Oil Overseas

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is throwing its support behind a decision by TransCanada to build a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the...

President Obama Announces Deal To Boost Fuel Economy, Some Environmentalists Unsatisfied

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO and TOM KRISHER | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ushering in the largest decrease in auto fuel consumption since the 1970s, President Barack Obama and automobile manufacturers Frid...

Sam Stein

Obama Team: Attacks In Bobby Jindal's Book Are Baseless

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Old wounds were reopened this week as the White House forcefully responded to charges leveled by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) that Presiden...

Michael Brown: Obama Wanted Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bush-era FEMA head Michael Brown accused President Obama Monday of "playing politics" with the Gulf Coast oil spill, claiming that Obama waited for th...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: 'Premature' For Obama To Change Position On Offshore Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration said on Monday that it remains "premature" to rule out including additional offshore drilling as part of comprehensive energy...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Estimate Increased To 35K-60K Barrels A Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just hours before the president addresses the nation from the Oval Office, the White House has sent out findings of a new scientific study which pegs ...

Obama Administration Pushing To Reopen New Offshore Drilling Exploration In Shallow Waters

Wall Street Journal | By LAURA MECKLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON--The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday t...

Barack Obama: I'm Talking To Gulf Experts 'So I Know Whose Ass To Kick'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Monday he's been talking closely to Gulf Coast fishermen and various experts on BP's catastrophic oil s...

Frank Rich On Gulf Oil Spill: Obama's Katrina, Or Worse?

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For Barack Obama's knee-jerk foes, of course it was his Katrina. But for the rest of us, there's the nagging fear that the largest oil spill in our hi...

Sam Stein

Bill Nelson: Obama Should Send In Military If BP Can't Stop Leak Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With frustration mounting over the inability to stop the oil spilling into the Gulf, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fl.) on Wednesday became the first senator to...

Sam Stein

Obama Ally Accuses GOP Of Doing Big Oil's Bidding After Gulf Spill (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group allied with the Obama White House released a new television advertisement Wednesday attacking Republicans for foot-dragging on energy legislat...

President Obama's Pledge to End "The Tyranny Of Oil"; "Peak Oil" Mutating to "Peak Consumption"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

A multiplicity of factors are in play that for the first time will begin to end the oil cabal's long and painful hegemony over our lives.

The New York Times Wrong-Headedly Propagandizes for an Obama Gasoline Tax

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

A better solution would be a "free market" variation of the gas rationing program that served the nation so well in World War II, bringing a shared sense of mission and dignity to the home front.