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BP Is Still Pointing Fingers -- Time for Us to Act

Sophie B. Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sophie B. Hawkins

It was just before Earth Day 2010 when the when the BP disaster, a veritable "Chernobyl of the Ocean" and possibly the worst oil spill in human history, erupted.

A View of Gulf Oil Damage Below the Surface

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In the meantime, we must all confront the question: why was the Deepwater Horizon well installed 5,000 feet underwater in the first place? Because our voracious appetite for oil demands it.

Sam Stein

Bobby Jindal Asks Obama To End Moratorium On Deepwater Drilling | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has responded to Jindal, see update below. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wrote President Obama a letter on Wednesday criticizing his de...

BP Plans to Move Ahead with Offshore Oil Drilling in Arctic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This fall, BP wil use a high-tech drill from a gravel island in the Beaufort Sea, it plans to reach two miles deep, turn and bore another six to eight miles horizontally to tap an oil reservoir in federal waters.

Feds Approve New Gulf Of Mexico Oil Well Near Louisiana

The Associated Press | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) -- Federal regulators approved Wednesday the first new Gulf of Mexico oil well since President Barack Obama lifted a brief ban on drilling in sha...

Offshore Rigs: Pragmatism and Abhorrence

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Unlike many of my colleagues, I was not all that surprised by President Obama's announcement that he will open up specific locations to offshore drill...

Jason Linkins

Media Drills Vapidity On Drilling Into Our Faces (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Obama came straight out of the blue this week with a decision to start up some crazy new offshore drilling campaign. It's an opportunity to ask some pretty substantive questions. Unfortunately, the media all had much better things to talk about.

Six Things to Do Now About the BP Gulf Disaster

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Instead of sitting helplessly on the sidelines, here are things every American can do. BP has failed repeatedly to stop the gushing oil disaster in t...

Gulf Spill: All the Oily Facts That Are Fit to Print | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On April 20, the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers and causing the largest oil spill in American hist...

Louisiana Oil Spill 2010 PHOTOS: Gulf Of Mexico Disaster Unfolds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On April 20, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and commencing months of oil leaking unrestrained into ...

Step Up or Shut Up!

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

So yes, let's fix it all. Connect the dots, We the People. We have to step up or shut up, and let those who are stepping up get on with it.

Obama vs. McCain: Who's The Maverick Now?

Politics Daily | Jill Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican nominee John McCain called himself a political maverick with "the record and the scars" to prove...

Bless Bolivia for Recharging the Fight to Rescue Our Climate

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The People's Summit on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia will be free from the corporate interference that sunk the Copenhagen conference in December.

Drilling For Change We Can Believe In

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Make them reject "Drill Baby Drill" and the "mandate" for health insurance. Republicans are damned if they do and damned if they don't. This is definitely not business as usual.


Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Energy: Time to Pay the Bill; This Means Drilling

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hal Donahue

The United States is built on cheap energy. Today energy is no longer cheap and our consumption is out of control.

Green News Report -- April 1, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another reco...

Can Anyone Explain This Offshore Drilling Decision?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I'm completely confused by the decision on offshore drilling, or at least by its timing. I can only come up with a few plausible reasons the President would support this, but none make real sense to me. Here are some lines of logic that some may support...

Can Tom Peters Help Us Find Excellence In An America That Needs To Re-Set Its Thinking?

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I don't see much evidence that those proposing ways to fix what isn't working about America understand what really needs to be done. My concern extends to the biggest "fix what's broken" manager America has: President Barack Obama.

Obama Offshore Drilling Announcement: Everything You Need To Know

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Shaking up years of energy policy and his own environmental backers, President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast w...

The Best of Weeks and the Worst of Weeks

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Obama is clearly one for two on this week's energy announcements. Increased fuel efficiency standards are a genuine advancement, but the President could have, and needs to, do better.

Obama Says "Offshore It!" We're All For It!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Once the president announced on Wednesday that he wanted to go ahead with expanded offshore drilling -- we were only too happy to point out what a wonderful thing this would be.

Would President Obama Trade Drill, Baby Drill for Health Care Votes?

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kieschnick

There is no doubt that President Obama realizes that reversing our drilling policy will produce little or no oil or gas for many years. Indeed, this is a bad idea from every perspective.

Jason Linkins

SHOCK: Offshore Drilling Decision Seems Unlikely To Result In GOP Support | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As mentioned before, the conventional wisdom on President Obama's decision to backtrack on his previous support for a moratorium on drilling is that h...

Obama Goes Forward on Clean Cars, Backward on Offshore Drilling

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I do not support President Obama's decision to open vast areas of our oceans to offshore drilling. Expanding offshore drilling will take us backward, not forward.