The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued new rules prohibiting offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean and along the east coast of the United States. They rules will remain in effect until 2022.
Tag: offshore drilling
Earth's OCS Cradles Huge Freshwater Reserves
The latest issue of Nature promises temporary relief to a planet where fresh water is quickly becoming scarcer and scarcer (photo: cc, from freeaussiestock.com). Vincent E.A. Post of Flinders University … [Read full article]
GOP Trying to Strip EPA of Offshore Drilling Oversight
Oh, the wonderful nature lovers of the Republican party…. Going right back to the ideology that caused the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, “House Republicans are … [Read full article]
Coast Guard Testifies It’s Totally Unprepared for an Arctic Oil Spill “We Have Zero to Operate With at Present.”
Oil companies are pushing Congress and regulatory agencies to allow for more offshore drilling in the Artic. The U.S. Coast Guard’s top official has come forward and stated that the organization is not prepared for a major oil spill in the Arctic.
US Government Allows Shell to Drill in Arctic
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced on last Monday that they would be granting Shell Offshore Inc. conditional approval tostart drilling four shallow water exploration wells in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea, beginning in July of 2012.
Help Protect Arctic Polar Bears, Whales, Walruses, & Seals from Offshore Drilling
The following is an action alert I received from Oceana. I get a lot of action alerts like this and while I think they are important and I sign them, … [Read full article]
Where Oil Comes from and How We Use It
Do you know which countries use the most oil and which produce the most? Do you know how much of US oil is produced from offshore oil drilling? Do you … [Read full article]
A Nuclear Blueprint to Cheap, Clean Energy
With the historic passage of climate legislation through the House of Representatives, many concerns have trickled forth. Does the climate legislation do enough? Will it even work? Does it have the right aim? With the issuance of similar concerns have come proposed solutions and substitutions. The republicans have proposed that 100 nuclear power plants be built by 2030 in place of the proposed cap-and-trade climate bill. I’ve recently written two articles on the republican “solution” to both the climate and economic crises. And today I’m writing more.
House Gives America An Oil Change In Energy Policy
After a hefty long debate over offshore drilling and new energy policies, the House passed the ever unpopular Comprehensive American Energy Security & Consumer Protection Act. The bill which will … [Read full article]
The Dems Fold With A New Offshore Drilling Plan
Democrats caved came to a new proposal on Wednesday which would allow offshore drilling 50 miles from the coast if the state approves: federal waters within 50 miles of shore … [Read full article]
Expand Offshore Drilling? Three Words for You: Katrina, Rita, Gustav
Why is expanded offshore drilling not the lasting solution to the U.S.’s energy problems? Besides many of the other valid reasons (decades to get to market, potential environmental devastation, oil … [Read full article]