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Offshore Drilling

Offshore Oil In East Coast's Future?

AP | By EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Fossil fuel and wind power companies are focusing on America's East Coast as a coming energy hub and industry representative...

No New Oil Drilling In Our Oceans

Dan Chu | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

Drilling means spilling. True recovery after a devastating oil spill is a myth spun by Big Oil.

'Green News Report' - August 12, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: If it seems like there's more extreme weather -- you're right; What san...

Offshore Oil Exploration in the Atlantic? Bad Idea

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
OnEarth

BOOM. BOOM. BOOM-BOOM-BOOOOOMMMMM! Annoying, isn't it? But guess what -- that's what life will be like for marine mammals in the Atlantic Ocean now that the Obama administration has re-opened the East Coast, from Delaware to Florida, to offshore oil and gas exploration.

'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration approves sonic cannons for offshore oil exploratio...

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 3)

Peter Neill | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Our series on the new Global Ocean Commission report, From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, continues this week, addressing...

Obama Opens East Coast To Oil Exploration For First Time In Decades

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic s...

An Energy Conference You Don't Want to Miss

Dominik Knoll | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

It passed some time since this year's CERAWeek 2014 kicked off in Houston, Texas from March third to seventh. This conference is, in my opinion, one of the best energy conferences I have attended (and I attended many over the last couple of years.)

'Drill, Baby, Drill' Has Failed -- And Now We Can Do Something About It

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The Republican "more drilling brings the price down" argument clearly isn't working. It is, however, making oil companies a hefty profit at our taxpayer-subsidized expense. We need a better national strategy.

More Spills, No Safeguards, And A Push To Drill: Four Years AFter The BP Gulf Spill

Ted Danson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

You might assume that, four years after the spill, the U.S. would have implemented the safeguards and policies needed to prevent similar disasters. But you'd be wrong. We've made little progress in preventing future spills, and the situation is getting worse.

Four Years Later, Full Effects Of Deepwater Horizon Still Unknown

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

No matter what BP is saying, the oil is still not gone -- it still lingers, impacting wildlife and the lives that depend upon it.

25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

Cindy Shogan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Whether it's human error, mechanical malfunction or a simple act of Mother Nature, the fact is that it's not a question of if another spill is going to happen. It's a question of when.

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Commission Seeks to Lift Fog on Offshore Fracking

Stefanie Sekich | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Stefanie Sekich

This investigation is just a first step toward reining in undisclosed fracking and establishing a stringent statewide regulatory framework for the practice.

U.S. Moves One Step Closer To Offshore Drilling Along East Coast

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

The oil and gas industry is one step closer toward drilling off the East Coast of the United States after a decades-long moratorium. On Thursday, t...

Arctic Withdrawal?

David Burwell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
David Burwell

The challenges of drilling for oil in the Arctic can be summed up in two words: timing and risk. It now seems that these two factors are driving companies elsewhere.

A Big Break for Polar Bears, the Arctic

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Polar bears and other wildlife in the Arctic just got a crucial break. On Wednesday, an appeals court said the federal Interior department wrongly sold leases to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off the north coast of Alaska.

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...

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Is Making A Lot Less Off Drilling On Public Lands Than It Should Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The federal government isn't doing enough to ensure it collects a "fair return" for the oil and gas that companies produce from public...

Shell Plans Return To Offshore Drilling In Alaska

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc aims to return to Alaskan offshore drilling next July by deploying an upgraded drillship in ...

California Congresswoman Seeks Offshore Fracking Moratorium

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) called for a moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters on Tuesday, requesting a comprehensive study o...

The Things We Should Be Doing Anyway

Aaron Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Aaron Taylor

In all of my studies into climate change solutions, I haven't found a single solution that doesn't have an additional positive benefit unrelated to climate change.

MSNBC 'Leans Forward' Into Running 'Native Ads' Promoting Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

MSNBC is far from a lonely native advertising bystander, joined in the hustle by the likes of The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The New York Times, the AP and others. A case in point: On Sept. 10, HuffPost Green ran a native ad article titled "8 Cities Embracing Natural Gas," sponsored by ANGA.

What Price for Extra Oil?

Peter Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Not too long ago, the rush to renewable and alternative energy sources was strong, with public subsidies and private funds in full support of solar, wind, bio-fuels, and other new technologies and approaches. But suddenly all that went away.