offshore oil drilling

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Raising Grave Concerns of Drilling in the Arctic

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Raising Grave Concerns of Drilling in the Arctic

National Wildlife Federation By Miles Grant A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak conducts hoists of the second of 18 crewmen from the mobile drilling unit Kulluk in 15 to 20-foot seas 80 miles southwest of Kodiak City Saturday, Dec. 29. The Coast Guard was prompted to rescue the crew of […]

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    BP Covered Up Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill

    BP Covered Up Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill

    Greg Palast Two years before the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP off-shore rig suffered a nearly identical blow-out, but BP concealed the first one from the U.S. regulators and Congress. This week, EcoWatch.org located an eyewitness with devastating new information about the Caspian Sea oil-rig blow-out which BP had concealed […]

    Myths and Facts about Oil and Gasoline

    Myths and Facts about Oil and Gasoline

    Media Matters for America Both mainstream and conservative media outlets have responded to the recent spike in gasoline prices by circulating talking points rooted in politics rather than facts. As a whole, these claims reflect the misconception, perpetuated by the news media, that changes in U.S. energy policy are a major driver of oil and […]

    U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy

    U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy

    Yale Environment 360 [Editor’s note: Thanks to Yale Environment 360 for publishing such an important piece on the issues relating to the natural gas drilling boom and its impact on stifling the renewable energy future of our country. Ohio is an excellent example of what happens when the majority of the state’s elected officials support […]

    It’s Easy Being Green

    It’s Easy Being Green

    One of my favorite events of the year is right around the corner—the Cleveland International Film Festival from March 22 to April 1. There are many aspects of the festival I enjoy, but perhaps what I find most valuable is the opportunity to engage in conversation on the plethora of topics addressed in the documentaries […]

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Greenpeace UK It’s official. On Feb. 17, Shell got a step closer to drilling for oil in our planet’s last wild ocean—the Arctic. The company’s oil spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea off Alaska was given the all clear by U.S. authorities, even though it’s a work of almost complete fantasy. While Shell prepares […]

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Earthjustice A coalition of groups has filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of air pollution discharge permits for Shell’s Discoverer drillship and associated fleet for use in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. The permits, provisionally approved last September, were issued Feb. 10, 2012. […]

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    The Wilderness Society By Tim Woody The first news from Alaska’s North Slope reads like the beginning of a disaster movie. Oil workers on a drilling rig hit a pocket of gas and quickly evacuate to avoid the hazard of an explosion as gas bursts from the ground. The well is out of control and […]

    Waterkeeper Files Suit against Taylor Energy for Ongoing, Seven-Year Oil Spill

    Waterkeeper Files Suit against Taylor Energy for Ongoing, Seven-Year Oil Spill

    Waterkeeper Alliance Waterkeeper Alliance and several Gulf Coast Waterkeeper organizations filed suit in Federal Court Feb. 2 against Taylor Energy Company LLC under the citizen suit provisions of the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation Recovery Act, for ongoing violations stemming from an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has continued to flow […]