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Offshore Oil Drilling

President Obama Declares Alaska's Bristol Bay Off Limits to Oil and Gas Leasing

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

President Obama on Tuesday declared Bristol Bay "a beautiful natural wonder" and designated its salmon-rich waters indefinitely off limits for oil and gas leasing.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Bars Oil And Gas Development In Alaska's Bristol Bay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama announced new protections on Tuesday for Alaska's Bristol Bay, barring oil and gas development in the region. ...

Offshore Oil and the Energy Debate

Peter Neill | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

The energy industry has transformed the American landscape -- removed mountain tops, scarred vast areas of open pits, destroyed agricultural lands, and poisoned aquifers. Why would we even think of permitting them to despoil anything more? Why would we trust them with the ocean?

Offshore Oil In East Coast's Future?

AP | By EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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...

Current Emergency Regulations a Recipe for Disaster

Riki Ott | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Riki Ott

Regulating by emergency orders gives the distinct impression that the government is wholly unprepared to deal with safe handling of ultra-hazardous oils. Maybe it's time to take a good look at what we are doing and where we are heading before creating an energy future that may be slowing national productivity, not building it.

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.

Strategic Oil

Peter Neill | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Two forces have driven our consumption-based growth, measured as gross domestic production, expanded our ability to fertilize and protect our crops from disease, and created new products and processes that have transformed our traditional occupations.

Kate Sheppard

25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill, Environmental Advocates Say Oil Laws Outdated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Prince William Sound has not fully recovered. Oil from the 10.8-million-gallon...

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.

Gulf Citizens Deserve Greater Role in Offshore Oil Oversight

Richard Steiner | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Richard Steiner

It's not if, but when the next Gulf oil disaster will occur, be it another deepwater blowout, a tanker accident, a pipeline rupture, or a refinery incident.

Time for a South China Sea Council

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Scott J. Shackelford

With some luck, a pole of peace could be replicated to cool tensions in a regional hotspot. And you never know, before long the Arctic nations could be applying to the SCSC for observer status.

Emily Swanson

Poll Finds Bad News For Oil Drilling Opponents

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Green

After the opening of a trial this week to assess BP's responsibility for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that s...

Latest Shell Debacle in Alaska Part of a Larger Pattern of Risk and Failure

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Shell has poured billions of dollars into offshore Arctic drilling, but no matter how much it spends, it cannot make the effort anything but a terrifying gamble. And if Shell, the most profitable company on Earth, can't buy its way to safety in Alaska, nobody can.

George McGovern -- Prescient About America

Karl Grossman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Grossman

George McGovern, who died Sunday, was prescient about America. When he ran for president 40 years ago, he well-understood what the federal government of the United States had become, among other national dysfunctions.

Help Stop the Assault on Whales and Dolphins With Just Your Facebook Photo

Victoria Principal | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green
Victoria Principal

As an adult, I feel a responsibility to do all I can to help protect ocean wildlife from environmental risks industries -- like the latest threat posed by oil companies dead set on seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Nan Hayworth Is Not a New York Republican, and the Tea Party Is in the Details

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.26.2012 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Nan Hayworth is presenting herself as a moderate Republican -- a good idea, since her district, where I live, is as purple as they come, voting for Democrats and Republicans alike. But it's also a falsehood.

Only Three Years of Offshore Oil in the Arctic

Kevin Grandia | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Recently released US government documents show there is a scant 3.3 years worth of oil sitting off the shores of the Arctic -- one of the last pristine places left on the planet.

Busy Year Ahead For Gulf Oil Production

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green

* Deepwater rig count to near pre-spill level this year * Local businesses strained by extended permit shortage * Gradua...

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill a Cautionary Tale for Arctic Ocean Drilling

Richard Steiner | Posted 05.24.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

The Exxon Valdez disaster remains a tragic lesson in what can be lost with a few bad policy decisions and a few broken promises. The spill became an enduring symbol of recklessness, hubris, arrogance, complacency and outright dishonesty.

Arctic Ocean Wildlife Need Your Help

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

Arctic offshore development must be done safely and sustainably. Until the highest standards are in place, the best plan is to defer all new exploration.

American-Made Energy -- the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

For a century the oil, gas and coal industries have been getting Americans' hard-earned income tax money to provide energy to this country. The natural gas industry has benefited from 30 years of taxpayer money to now be able to drill holes across the U.S. and pollute our waterways.

Groups Challenge Gulf Offshore Drilling Leases Auction

AP | ALAN SAYRE | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The federal government will move ahead with the first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwat...

President Obama Risks the Arctic and His Voter Base

Philip Radford | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

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BP Finds Success in Reports About Its Failure

Rocky Kistner | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

BP tweeted the Natural Resources Defense Council's report and said it shows improvements in Gulf coastal areas after being tainted with 170 million gallons of crude. Problem is, that's not what NRDC's report stated.

Action to Stop Arctic Oil Drilling (VIDEO)

Philip Radford | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Perhaps President Obama could remind other Arctic nations that it was only after a spill that the US realized just what a farce BP's spill response plan was. If we'd all seen BP's spill plans, would anyone in their right mind have allowed them to drill?