offshore oil drilling

Americans Red and Blue Unite Against Trump’s Plan to Drill the Atlantic

Americans Red and Blue Unite Against Trump’s Plan to Drill the Atlantic

By Jeff Turrentine President Trump, to put it mildly, hasn’t worked too hard to bring Democrats and Republicans together on many issues. By almost any account, the partisan divide in this country today is wider than it’s been in living memory, certainly wider than it was before he took office. But on one issue, at […]

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    Big Oil Forecast: Entering the Age of Stranded Assets

    Big Oil Forecast: Entering the Age of Stranded Assets

    By Andy Rowell For years, environmentalists have warned that due to climate change, there will be billions of barrels of oil that we will never be able to burn. These reserves will become what has increasingly been called “stranded assets.” To give you one example: In a new report, Friends of the Earth argued that […]

    Actress Lucy Lawless Joins Greenpeace Protest Against Arctic Drilling

    Actress Lucy Lawless Joins Greenpeace Protest Against Arctic Drilling

    Eleven peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic Barents sea. The banners say: “People Vs. Arctic Oil” and are directed at Statoil and the Norwegian […]

    Coast Guard Makes Dire Warning About Drilling in the Arctic

    Coast Guard Makes Dire Warning About Drilling in the Arctic

    By Andy Rowell For months now America’s climate denying president, Donald Trump, has been manoeuvering to open up the Arctic to oil drilling, in another act of defiance against his predecessor, Barak Obama. Back in April, Trump signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to large parts of the Atlantic, Pacific […]

    Will the Gulf of Mexico Remain a Dumping Ground for Offshore Fracking Waste?

    Will the Gulf of Mexico Remain a Dumping Ground for Offshore Fracking Waste?

    By Mike Ludwig As the Trump administration moves to gut Obama-era clean water protections nationwide, an environmental group is warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its draft pollution discharge permit for offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico violates clean water laws because it allows operators to dump fracking chemicals and large […]

    Big Victory in Fight to Protect California’s Coast From Offshore Fracking

    Big Victory in Fight to Protect California’s Coast From Offshore Fracking

    A federal court on Friday rejected the Trump administration’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the approval of fracking in federal waters off California. The suit—filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Wishtoyo Foundation—notes that the government violated the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act by failing to carefully study offshore fracking’s […]

    Trump Administration Approves Exploratory Drilling in Arctic Ocean

    Trump Administration Approves Exploratory Drilling in Arctic Ocean

    The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a plan submitted by Eni US to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, setting the stage for a devastating oil spill in one of the most biologically rich areas in America’s Arctic. The company, a U.S. subsidiary of the Italian oil and gas giant, has sat on its […]

    Oil Spills Can Disrupt Entire Aquatic Food Web, New Study Shows

    Oil Spills Can Disrupt Entire Aquatic Food Web, New Study Shows

    From dead fish to beaches covered in sludge, the immediate damage from an oil spill is easy to see. But a new study, published this week in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (AECT), found that the damage caused by these spills are much wider in scope and can indirectly disrupt the entire […]