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Offshore Drilling

Experts, Officials To Testify On Cuba Oil Drilling

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

MIAMI (AP) — In a Jan. 30 story on Cuba's efforts to drill for oil off its coast, The Associated Press erroneously described the type of documents t...

Drilling for Transparency

Karin Lissakers | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Karin Lissakers

Obama's State of the Union promise to open more offshore oil and gas fields and support natural gas development lacks one ingredient if the public is to receive the full economic benefits.

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | 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: Riots ove...

'Green News Report' - January 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.04.2012 | 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: We're bac...

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | 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: Breaking:...

'Green News Report' - December 20, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.19.2012 | 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: Rush Limb...

Now Is the Time to Invest in Restoring the Health of the Gulf of Mexico

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

It took just 89 days for that well to spew over 4 million barrels of oil, but it will take much longer for us to fully understand the impact of this disaster -- and longer still to rebuild a healthy and prosperous Gulf of Mexico.

Big Oil Doesn't Need Handouts

Ted Danson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Ted Danson

Instead of subsidizing oil companies that pollute our oceans and warm our planet, we ought to be investing in a clean energy future.

Republicans' Plan To Create Jobs Is To Repeal Obama Measures

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama talked about jobs legislation in a 10-minute phone call Thursday, the Ohio Re...

Offshore Safety Chief Pushes For Stiffer Fines

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The head of the offshore drilling safety agency is telling Congress current fines for offshore violations need to be much stiffer. Mich...

Science Must Guide Offshore Arctic Conservation, Development

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

How would the noise, disruption, air, and water pollution that drilling would bring affect one of the world's last relatively untouched ecosystems? What would happen if an oil spill were to occur? The short answer to both questions is: No one knows.

Matt Sledge

Offshore Drilling: House Republicans Offer Old Idea As New Infrastructure Solution

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Responding to President Obama's call in the American Jobs Act for increased infrastructure spending, House Republicans are offering up a...

'Green News Report' - September 20 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2011 | 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: The Presi...

BP's Bad Timing

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

If you were BP, wouldn't you wait for the right time to go back to the U.S. government to ask for more permits to drill? What would seem like a good time to do that?

What Exxon's Deal With Russia Really Means

Ted Danson | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Ted Danson

This week ExxonMobil scored a deal to explore for oil in the Russian Arctic Ocean, and in exchange, the Russian state-owned Rosneft apparently got the rights to the Gulf of Mexico. What is a win-win agreement for Exxon and Rosneft is a lose-lose for the rest of us.

Are We Really Ready to Expose Our Arctic Waters to the Threat of a Major Oil Spill?

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The icy waters north of Alaska are home to polar bears, walruses and whales; it's a fragile environment, and our understanding of this unique marine ecosystem is not well developed.

Gulf Activists Stage Protest as BP's Cleanup Slows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP's gushing well was capped in mid-July of last year but that was hardly the end of the spill saga for Gulf Coast residents.

North Sea Spill Reveals Risks of Drilling in the More Remote, Less Regulated Arctic

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Drilling in the inhospitable waters of the Arctic Oceans presents far more logistical and environmental challenges than the well-charted North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

Devastating Report Exposes Unequal Treatment of BP Illness Claims

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has broken with his own past practices, as well as the evidence compiled by scientists and the experience of Gulf Coast residents, and refused to pay health claims filed by Gulf Coast residents.

President Obama, Are We Really Ready To Drill Here?

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

In the next 30 days, the Obama administration will decide on an oil industry request to drill new wells in Alaska's Beaufort Sea.

It's Time We Take the Pulse of the Gulf

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

We cannot continue to let the Gulf suffer. Pillars of the regional economy -- tourism, energy, recreational fishing and the seafood industry -- cannot prosper without the natural resources that support them.

Marcus Baram

House Committee Wants To Drop Proposal To Expand Offshore Drilling Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

House Republicans want to drop one of the key components of the Interior Department's overhaul of the troubled agency responsible for oversight of off...

Fill the Gaps in Arctic Science Before We Decide on Drilling

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

We have the opportunity to do things right in Arctic waters, but only if we take the time to understand this extraordinary and fragile part of our national and natural heritage

House Votes To Ease Offshore Drilling Rules

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The House has approved a bill removing a barrier to companies seeking to drill for oil in some areas offshore. The measure was approved...

Looking for a Sea Change on World Oceans Day

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

Last year, I thought the BP oil disaster might serve as a wake-up call about the importance and vulnerability of our ocean, but instead, it seems many lessons learned have since been forgotten.