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Obama defends wildlife refuge from dirty oil drilling

Green Blog

Two days later, however, the administration released its new five-year offshore drilling plan, which opened up more of the Atlantic coast and the Arctic Ocean to dirty fossil fuel development - and potential disaster. Oil travels a long way. Crude oil is something that simply can''t be put back in the bottle once it has been spilled.

Shell suspends Arctic oil drilling for the year

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) February 27, 2013 Royal Dutch Shell announced that it was setting "pause" on its exploratory drilling activities in the Arctic for 2013. "Our decision to pause in 2013 will give us time to ensure the readiness of all our equipment and people following the drilling season in 2012."

Beware of Deep Sea Oil Drilling

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This is a story told by US photographer John Wathen who bore witness to the Gulf of Mexico deep sea oil disaster.

Obama Plan Extends Highly Risky Offshore Oil Drilling

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Obama Plan Extends Highly Ricky Offshore Oil Drilling

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The energy-independent future that never was

Green Blog

Bernie Sanders, the only democratic socialist in the US Senate, says that the single most important lesson we can learn from the ongoing oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is that drilling is not the answer. This crisis occurred at a time when the United States was considering opening new areas to offshore oil drilling.

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Center Calls for Arctic, Deepwater Drilling Halt Until New Oil Spill Safety Guidelines Implemented

Green (Living) Review

The Center for Biological Diversity Tuesday called for an immediate stop to offshore drilling in the Arctic and all deepwater drilling until new safety requirements outlined in Tuesday’s national oil spill report are implemented. Most lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico have not been subjected to environmental impact statements.

"Obama Marks Anniversary of BP Disaster"

Environmental Economics

I burned one of my NYTimes freebies on this one, from the blog formerly known as Green: One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico because of a runaway oil well. The effects of that spill continue to linger, as you can see in our recent coverage. via green.blogs.nytimes.com.

"Trump's energy plan overstates benefits of more drilling"

Environmental Economics

But the windfalls Trump touts originate from a report commissioned by a nonprofit with ties to the energy industry and whose findings rely on a forecasting model that often overstates the benefits of increased drilling, according to economists who have researched the U.S. shale oil and gas revolution. Joseph R. The U.S.  

Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate | Mother Jones

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Greenpeace activists granted amnesty by Russian parliament

Green Blog

The photo shows an Arctic 30 vigil outside the Russian embassy in Mexico. Right now my thoughts are with our Russian colleagues. More than 2.6

Obama Offshore Oil Plan Fails to Protect Fragile Arctic, Polar Bears From Drilling

Green (Living) Review

WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced plans on Wednesday to revise the national offshore oil-drilling plan that, while protecting areas off Florida and the Atlantic seaboard, would leave drilling in polar bear critical habitat off Alaska on the table.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson sides with Big Oil in Vote for Keystone XL

Sierra Club Compass

  As a climate champion, Senator Nelson should know better than to side with Big Oil on an amendment like this.

The mass media and our environment

Green Blog

When it comes to energy related issues such as oil drilling the media often simplify it to a question of whether who is for or against it.

Gulf Oil Spills Onto Political Shores

Green Blog

On May 1, most of the oil slick was southeast of the Mississippi Delta. In 1969, a Union Oil Co. It’s the opposite of safe.&#.

Why we must stop coal to gas transition and fracking

Green Blog

We do not intend that our study be used to justify the continued use of either oil or coal, but rather to demonstrate that substituting shale gas for these other fossil fuels may not have the desired effect of mitigating climate warming”. [7]. Because methane (85% of natural gas) leaks (3.3% US average, up to 7.9% tonnes carbon dioxide (CO2).