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Off Shore Oil Drilling

Looking to the Gulf of Mexico as a Model for Future Decommissioning of Oil Rigs in California

Amber Jackson | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Rigs to Reefs, in which an oil company chooses to modify a platform so that it can continue to support marine life as an artificial reef, is rapidly becoming an issue of public concern, scientific study and policy debate.

Corporate Recklessness and Our Future

Carl Pope | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The decision by the Obama administration to reopen federal drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico to BP opens an interesting window into a fundamental question: What does it mean to hold a corporation accountable and responsible?

Isaac Causes Pump Prices To Jump

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Drivers are being hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months just as the last heavy driving weekend of the summer a...

Chevron's Shareholders Should Say No to Offshore Drilling

Antonia Juhasz | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Antonia Juhasz

If we do not want Chevron to follow, Chevron's shareholders must demand the same protections provided here in California -- a moratorium on offshore drilling -- be provided nationally and, if possible, internationally as well.

Meet The 'Spillionaires' Who Got Rich From BP's Oil Spill

ProPublica | Kim Barker | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

The oil spill that was once expected to bring economic ruin to the Gulf Coast appears to have delivered something entirely different: a gusher of mone...

Owning Up to Our Oil Addiction

Tom Schey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Schey

We, vain Americans, blame BP and all the others out there, but it's our addiction providing our neighborhood dealer with the incentives. Our dependency on oil is an addiction we need to break.

It's Time for President Obama to Have a Serious "Fireside Chat" with the American People

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

I am concerned that the Obama administration is making a mistake that any parent may recognize: attempting to shield their adult children from harsh realities.

Moving Forward?

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The oil spill highlights the inadequacies of our present system. We need a system where large, systemically relevant firms pay into a transparently managed national clean up and environmental restitution fund.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

...While the Oil Gushes

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Dupuy

The term "deep water" usually means you're in trouble and "horizon" is what lies ahead. So the ill-fated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, is aptly named. Doom has arrived on our shores and our prospects are tacky with tar balls.

Oil Spill: 5 New Rules and Regulations for Talking About BP Disaster

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Automatically blaming Halliburton every time you hear of a preventable fatal tragedy due to cutting corners and saving money or a rape cover-up is not paranoia or a knee-jerk reaction. It is a statistical probability.

Escape Oil Before We Drown

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fernando Espuelas

In short, we run the risk of drowning in oil, but we don't have a choice. But is that really true? Are we trapped for decades in the grasp of this collective addiction that destroys the nature we depend on for our very existence while emptying our national treasury?

Gulf Disaster Shows Drilling Is Too Dangerous

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

If the catastrophe in the Gulf does not wake us up to the need to wean ourselves off oil and move towards clean, safe, renewable energy, I don't know what will.

Sociologist Says The Right Leader Is Handling the Oil Spill

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Merritt

Maybe what we really need isn't a funnel or a cap or a plan to clean-up all the beaches that will doubtlessly turn black in the days ahead. Perhaps we need a few more leaders with the guts to look us in the eyes and tell us the truth.

Kerry, Lieberman Promote Offshore Oil, Coal, Nukes, Offsets in New "Climate" Bill

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daphne Wysham

In introducing the "American Power Act" on May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) seemed oblivious to the various public relations disasters the industries favored in their bill had suffered in recent weeks.

Green News Report - July 23, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Honey, I shrunk the fish!; Off-shore drilling vs. California's budget; "Clean coal" vs. reality; Tourism vs. Safety in Misso...

Steven Chu, Energy Chief

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Chu understands that energy policy is not just about oil, and he has a distinguished history of involvement in the kinds of transformational science that could radically alter U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

McCain's New Commercial Should Drive Voters to Obama

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What is McCain's next commercial going to be? That Obama is responsible for global warming? The recent outbreak of salmonella? The inability of the Chicago Cubs to win a World Series?