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.
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]
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]
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.
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.
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]