Offshore drilling

Administration Takes Another Step Toward Permitting Atlantic Ocean Drilling
The Obama administration recommended on Thursday that private companies begin searching for oil and gas reserves off the Atlantic Coast, an area that has been closed to drilling for decades. Read more...
The mayor and other residents of Point Hope, Alaska share their concerns about Shell's offshore drilling plans in the Arctic. Residents of this town, also known as "Tikigaq," have survived for generations off the bounty of the Chukchi Sea, Read more...
Did you catch the video of the private party hosted by Shell Oil in Seattle at the Seattle Space Needle last week? The party was to be a celebration of the impending offshore drilling operations into the Arctic, complete with a replica of the Kulluk oil rig that will be doing the drilling, and inviting the widow of the man who designed the rig to symbolically <em>tap the arctic</em> and fill her glass with some alcoholic drink pouring from the top of the miniature rig. But lo and behold the rig's pump malfunctions and spews all over the elderly widow! Epic PR Fail! Read more...
According to Bloomberg News, energy investor and oil industry commentator Matt Simmons has died of an accidental drowning at his home. Simmons had Read more...
In addition to being the Party of No, the Florida GOP seems to be the Party of Cutting Off the Nose To Spite the Face. Florida Governor Charlie Crist Read more...

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This is not a huge surprise, but the oil-soaked 5th circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Obama administration's appeal of the decision to lift the Read more...
Another day, another reason that Ken Salazar needs to be canned as Secretary of the Interior. Keith Olbermann talks to reporter Mitch Weiss who co-aut Read more...
It's hard to find much humor in what's happened with this tragedy in the Gulf but this crew has managed to with this spoof of BP's ineptitude with Read more...
US District Judge Martin Feldman has issued a stay to the President's moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Or put another way, the j Read more...
Back during the age of Reagan, I was working on a story about the popular meme of "running government like a business." I interviewed one manageme Read more...