http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2013/05/new-zealand-green-party-fighting-offshore-oil-drilling.html May 20, 2013 By PennEnergy Editorial Staff The Green Party in New Zealand is placing a bid on the government’s oil and gas exploration tender in an effort to stop offshore drilling expansions. According to Radio New Zealand, the government announced it opened three offshore ...Click Here to Read More.
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/20/18376353-fracking-boom-triggers-water-battle-in-north-dakota?lite Reuters Steve Mortenson, the owner of the Trenton Water Depot in Trenton, N.D., reviews logs inside his depot on March 26. By Ernest Scheyder Reuters WATFORD CITY, N.D. — In towns across North Dakota, the wellhead of the North American energy boom, the locals have taken to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://hermosabeach.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/citizens-link-hands-to-ban-oil-drilling Posted by Liz Spear (Editor), May 20, 2013 at 04:45 am A group of citizens who do not want offshore oil drilling based in Hermosa Beach joined hands Saturday around noon on the sand at 6th St. as part of a international Hands Across the Land/Hands Across the Sand event. Should Hermosa Beach voters ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/05/20-0 Published on Monday, May 20, 2013 by Al Jazeera Inside Story: The US Disconnect Over Climate Change Amid growing scientific proof that global warming is man-made, we look at why the public gives credence to the skeptics. “The disinformation campaign can only survive for so long. We saw, as in the case of tobacco, there was a similar ...Click Here to Read More.
by Judy Molland May 14, 2013 6:00 am Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/scary-news-carbon-dioxide-level-highest-in-3-million-years.html#ixzz2TMuH4zg8 It’s official, and it’s scary: on May 9, the daily average concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere passed the milestone level 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. Hooray for ...Click Here to Read More.
BRUCE CARLSON firstname.lastname@example.org via coral.aoml.noaa.gov May 9 (5 days ago) to coral-list Probably everyone (in the U.S.) has heard the news that the Dow Jones average has surpassed 15,000 and everyone is jubilant. You may have missed another story that appeared at almost the same time. Here is an excerpt of that story from The Economist: “At NOON on May 4th the carbon-dioxide ...Click Here to Read More.
Laura Petersen, E&E reporter Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 Oil companies continue to rack up safety violations in the Gulf of Mexico three years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, House Natural Resources Committee Democrats said in a report released today. Companies with the most “major environmental and safety” violations before the 2010 spill continue to have some of the ...Click Here to Read More.
United States Department of the Interior BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT California State Office 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W 1623 Sacramento, CA 95825 www.ca.blm.gov May 3, 2013 NOTICE: BLM Postpones Oil and Gas Lease Sales Due to budget constraints resulting from the sequester and an emphasis on the higher priorities for conducting Inspection & Enforcement on existing leases and processing new ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thelensnola.org/2013/04/24/survey-americans-nationwide-willing-to-shell-out-personally-to-save-louisianas-coast/ By Bob Marshall, Staff writer April 24, 2013 2:00pm Question: Would enough American households be willing to make a one-time payment in their tax fillings to raise as much as to $201 billion for Louisiana’s coastal restoration effort? Answer: A) Yes B) No C) You gotta ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thelensnola.org/2013/04/30/lsu-study-damaged-minnow-population-shows-bp-oil-seeping-into-coastal-food-chain/ The Lens–LSU study: Damaged minnow shows BP oil seeping into coastal food chain By Bob Marshall, Staff writer April 30, 2013 11:45am A minnow considered the canary in Louisiana’s coastal ecosystem can’t shake the hydrocarbon cough it picked up when BPs oil ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.wwltv.com/news/eyewitness/davidhammer/Blatant-cover-ups-of-oil-spills-widespread-by-workers-205331441.html wwltv.com Posted on April 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM Updated today at 9:56 AM David Hammer / Eyewitness News Email: email@example.com | Twitter: @davidhammerWWL NEW ORLEANS – It was something of an eye-opener when an oil company pleaded guilty to two environmental crimes in ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/27/us/gulf-disaster-fishing-industry/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 By Matt Smith, CNN updated 3:43 PM EDT, Mon April 29, 2013 JOHN NOWAK/CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS April 20 marked three years since the Gulf oil disaster erupted Since the 2010 spill, Louisiana’s statewide oyster catch has dropped by more than 25% Other seafood catch ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.dcbureau.org/201304228396/natural-resources-news-service/obama-administration-says-no-to-full-environmental-study-of-lng-exports.html By Peter Mantius, on April 22nd, 2013 Natural Resources News Service The Obama Administration is blocking a comprehensive environmental study on the impact of exporting massive quantities of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, on the grounds that new gas ...Click Here to Read More.
Matt Kelso, Fracktracker.org, Apr 15 2013 Recently, there has been a lot of attention focused on the Mayflower, Arkansas pipeline failure that resulted in a massive oil spill, particularly as it comes at a time when discussions of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project are once again heating up. However, the situation is far from unusual. In fact, according to data downloaded from the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2013/04/24/fracking-truck-sets-off-radiation-alarm-at-landfill/ Forbes 4/24/2013 @ 2:44PM A gas flare at one of Rice Energy’s Thunder wells in Greene County, PA (Photo: Rice Energy) A truck carrying drill cuttings from a hydraulic fracturing pad in the Marcellus Shale was rejected by a Pennsylvania landfill Friday after it set off a radiation ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/19-4 I encourage everyone to sign this petition now! Read the full report and sign the petition at: http://www.whistleblower.org/program-areas/public-health/corexit DeeVon Published on Friday, April 19, 2013 by Common Dreams Report released on eve of Deepwater Horizon anniversary tells of BP lies and government collusion in oil ...Click Here to Read More.
by Kevin Mathews April 15, 2013 6:00 am As politicians take steps to advance the Keystone Pipeline project, oil spills and accidents continue to occur throughout North America. In the past month alone, there have been well over a dozen harmful oil incidents. While a recent devastating pipeline burst in Arkansas has attracted a moderate amount of attention, most such accidents are ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-cuban-oil-drilling-retreat-20130414,0,5594782.story Threat to Florida’s environment reduced as drillers look elsewhere By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau 9:20 p.m. EDT, April 14, 2013 WASHINGTON – After spending nearly $700 million during a decade, energy companies from around the world have all but abandoned their search for oil in deep waters ...Click Here to Read More.
Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 While Congress has taken steps to ensure billions of dollars is spent to restore the Gulf of Mexico, it has failed to implement other key proposals to prevent another offshore spill, according to a new report from the former members of President Obama’s BP PLC oil spill commission. And while the Obama administration and ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.envinews.eu/article/622863/ Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 The newly elected government in Greenland has halted approval of new offshore oil and gas drilling permits in its Arctic waters. Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond said that he was reluctant to approve new permits and that existing operations would be subject to more scrutiny moving forward. He also will set up a parliamentary ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/opinion/the-tar-sands-disaster.htm Published: March 31, 2013 WATERLOO, Ontario IF President Obama blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all, he’ll do Canada a favor. Canada’s tar sands formations, landlocked in northern Alberta, are a giant reserve of carbon-saturated energy – a mixture of sand, clay and a viscous low-grade petroleum ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ban-toxic-dispersants/ Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:31:03 -0400 Subject: Ban Toxic Dispersants Now! Take one small step today to change oil industry practices Dear Friends, On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef, spilling millions of gallons of oil and soiling thousands of miles of coast line. The Exxon Valdez oil spill wasn’t just an ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.keysnet.com/2013/03/21/485987/bahamian-government-clears-way.html How short-sighted that the Bahamian Minister of the Environment doesn’t see the clean energy potential of alternatives such as solar power. Instead, he is pursuing fossil fuel development in the pristine waters of the Bahamas that provide fisheries, tourism, and quality of life to all. The Bahamas is home to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/obama-keystone-poll-89108.html Politico, March 20, 2013 By Erika Martinson Environmentalists armed with new poll numbers have a warning for President Barack Obama: Approving the Keystone XL pipeline would put him at odds with core members of his base. The poll reveals an electorate deeply split on the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, which is wildly popular ...Click Here to Read More.
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sclefkowitz/the_state_department_review_sh.html by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz Posted March 11, 2013 | A deeper dive into the State Department draft environmental review shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not needed. The energy security argument for the pipeline, always dubious, has evaporated to the point where even the State Department cannot find a ...Click Here to Read More.
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=13093920&id=56087-2107199-7h0W83x&t=6 Please sign onto these comments. Thx DeeVon March 15, 2013 This is our last chance to officially weigh in on the State Department’s latest sham review of Keystone XL. We need to go huge in urging President Obama to reject Keystone XL. Sign the petition ► Dear Friend, On Friday, the State Department ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gateway-pipeline-poses-unknown-environmental-threat Large cracks remain in the science assessing Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline Project By Anne Casselman WATER WAY: The Northern Gateway pipeline would traverse north-central Albert and British Columbia and cross 996 watercourses, of which 669 are fish-bearing, including the Nechako ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.eenews.net/gw/2013/03/04 Jason Plautz and Nick Juliano, E&E reporters Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 Saying that fighting climate change and promoting clean energy will be second-term priorities, President Obama today officially nominated U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy to lead the agency and MIT physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/03/01-7 Published on Friday, March 1, 2013 by Common Dreams Sierra Club expresses “outrage” over “deeply flawed analysis” that ignores “greatest threat to our children’s future: climate disruption” - Jon Queally, staff writer Tens of thousands gathered in Washington, DC on February 17th with one simple call to the ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/21-0 by Brendan Smith The American labor movement is once again facing a most controversial issue — the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. While the KXL debate has largely centered around the environmental risks, from labor’s perspective opening up the Canadian Tar Sands is often seen ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Thousands-protest-Keystone-XL-pipeline-4286432.php#ixzz2LkN8g4y3 Stephanie M. Lee Updated 8:28 am, Monday, February 18, 2013 Representatives from the Center for Biological Diversity join the protest in San Francisco. Photo: Jessica Olthof, The Chronicle Protesters rally in Justin Herman Plaza to protest the Keystone pipeline as part of a climate change ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130211/ARTICLES/130219934/1350?Title=Feds-open-to-expanding-oil-drilling-protection-for-North-Coast Rachel and Richard have it right; go all the way to Oregon with the sanctuary boundaries. DV Santa Rosa, California By GUY KOVNER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:02 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:02 ...Click Here to Read More.
February 14, 2013 The world’s largest offshore drilling contractor has been sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal penalities By MarEx PHOTO: United States Environmental Services workers prepare oil containment booms for deployment following the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spil – April 2010. Second Corporate Guilty Plea Obtained by Deepwater Horizon Task ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/02/14/2381228/beaufort-mayor-offshore-oil-drilling.html By BRIAN HEFFERNAN firstname.lastname@example.org 843-706-8142 Published Thursday, February 14, 2013 Talk of offshore drilling strikes some in the Lowcountry as an unnecessary risk to the environment and tourism industry. “Why would we risk and threaten the golden egg when there is no seeming emergency ...Click Here to Read More.
Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Chanting and wearing protest buttons, 43 activists were arrested today after zip-tying themselves to White House gates to oppose approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The group that gathered in Lafayette Park this morning to press President Obama to reject TransCanada’s permit for the proposed pipeline included ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/business/energy-environment/07iht-green07.html?src=recg&_r=0 Jin Liangkuai/Xinhua, via Associated Press A deep-water drilling rig in the South China Sea operated by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, or Cnooc. By KATE GALBRAITH Published: February 6, 2013 AUSTIN, Tex. – The oceans deep are a repository of many secrets. Shipwrecks have ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-02-05/greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-in-u-dot-s-dot-power-plants-on-coal-cuts Well, another good reason to oppose fracking.…..DV By Mark Drajem on February 06, 2013 Natural gas and oil production is the second-biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gases, the government said, emboldening environmentalists who say tighter measures are needed to curb the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/feb/08/fossil-fuel-subsidies-tax-breaks New OECD data reveals a system of fossil fuel subsidies and taxes that is horribly overcomplicated and illogical Duncan Clark guardian.co.uk, Friday 8 February 2013 07.39 EST Miners at Hungary’s last remaining deep-cast coal mine at Markushegy, 70 km west of Budapest, January 23, 2013. Photograph: ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/08/al-gore-fossil-fuel-divestment A US campaign to encourage universities and cities to drop their investments in fossil fuel companies is gaining momentum Carey L. Biron for IPS, part of the Guardian Environment Network guardian.co.uk, Friday 8 February 2013 05.19 EST Al Gore is backing a US campaign of divestment in fossil fuel companies. ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.petroleumnews.com/pntruncate/575533357.shtml Environmental consultant questions feasibility of using oil dispersant chemicals in responding to an Arctic offshore oil spill by Alan Bailey Lauded by some as a major contributor to the cleanup of spilled oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and slammed by others as environmentally dangerous, the use of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://ens-newswire.com/2013/01/30/dutch-court-finds-shell-liable-for-nigeria-oil-damages/ Posted by News Editor in Energy, Latest News, RSS on January 30, 2013 8:27 am / no comments THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, January 30, 2013 – A Dutch court ruled today that Shell is responsible for not preventing the pollution of farmlands at Ikot Ada Udo in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom State and ordered ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.ogj.com/articles/2013/01/senate-democrats-oppose-atlantic-offshore-seismic-tests.html?cmpid=EnlDailyJanuary312013 Oil and Gas Journal: Senate Democrats oppose Atlantic offshore seismic tests WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 31 01/31/2013 By Nick Snow OGJ Washington Editor Seven other US Senate Democrats joined Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ) in expressing concern over Atlantic offshore seismic tests ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/29-1 I can’t believe the court sided with Transcanada. Sad comment on our civil liberties. dv Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by Tar sands activists vow to keep fighting despite repressive tactics - Lauren McCauley, staff writer Transcanada, the multinational giant behind the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, has followed a new ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/28-4 Published on Monday, January 28, 2013 In fight against fracking, activists say: ‘Our voices and our numbers are growing’ - Andrea Germanos, staff writer Anti-fracking activists in Bessemer, Penn. on Sunday. A flare from Shell’s drilling is visible in the background. (Photo: Shadbush Collective) We need farms, not ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/25-6 Published on Friday, January 25, 2013 by Common Dreams Pennsylvania’s DEP begins study on radioactivity from oil, gas development; follows other studies showing high levels of radium, boron by- Andrea Germanos, staff writer The controversial drilling practice known as fracking is under renewed scrutiny, this time for producing radioactive ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130124/ARTICLES/130129719/1350?Title=Marine-sanctuary-expansion-praised-at-hearing Santa Rosa, California By GUY KOVNER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:36 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:36 p.m. BODEGA BAY – No contrary words were heard at a public meeting that filled Bodega Bay’s Grange Hall ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130122/ARTICLES/130129868/1350?p=1&tc=pg Santa Rosa, California By BRETT WILKISON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:01 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:01 p.m. Plans to expand two ocean sanctuaries and put all of Sonoma County’s coast and a third of Mendocino’s off limits to oil drilling are set ...Click Here to Read More.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2013 4:46 PM CONTACT: Senator Bernie Sanders Michael Briggs (202) 228-6492 WASHINGTON – January 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement welcoming President Barack Obama’s support for action to combat climate change: “The president is right to make action on global warming a central goal of his administration. The ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Environmentalist and indigenous groups rally against Northern Gateway and unfair proceedings in British Columbia - Lauren McCauley, staff writer Protesters braved a rare, wet snow as they demonstrated against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline in Vancouver on Monday Jan. 14. (Photo:Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)Thousands of activists marched on ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/15-5 Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Letter issued Tuesday from 18 leading scientists urges Obama to show “climate convictions” - Andrea Germanos, staff writer Some of the nation’s leading climate scientists on Tuesday are urging President Obama to show his “climate convictions” and reject the tar sands-carrying ...Click Here to Read More.
http://blog.skytruth.org/2013/01/shells-grounded-drill-rig-seen-from.html – Lots of folks lately, us included, have chronicled Shell’s confidence-shaking series of missteps, bad decisions and outright failures associated with their years-long, multi-billion-dollar campaign (technical and political) to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska. Shell has decided to ...Click Here to Read More.
http://sarasota.patch.com/articles/mote-study-bp-oil-spill-cleaning-chemical-kills-coral?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001 Dr. Ritchie is right on target with this analysis. Dispersants and especially Corexit should be banned in fragile coral reef ecosystems. DV SarasotaPatch Sarasota, Florida A Mote Marine Laboratory study of the cleaning agent Corexit 9500 showed that the cleaning agent in BP oil ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2013/01/federal_appeals_court_in_new_o.html#incart_m-rpt-2 Times-Picayune Fireboats try to extinguish the blaze on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig south of Venice after an explosion on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The explosion killed 11 workers on the rig. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | ...Click Here to Read More.
http://SanctuaryExpansion.org Check out this link; it explains how the expansion of our National Marine Sanctuaries will grant permanent protection from offshore drilling to one of California’s most iconic stretches of coastline, the dates and locations of the fast-approaching public hearings, and contains links for submitting written comments by the March 1, 2013 deadline. Thanks very ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/01/oiled_pelican_photo_in_hold_bp.html#incart_m-rpt-2 Times-Picayune By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on January 07, 2013 at 11:40 AM, updated January 07, 2013 at 1:42 PM A photo of a struggling pelican coated with oil floating in the Gulf of Mexico now greets workers arriving at the Navy Archives Metro station, close to the ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Monday, January 7, 2013 by Common Dreams Actions in Texas, Massachusetts and Maine target pipeline company and its financial backers - Jon Queally, staff writer Update (3:15 PM): Members and supporters of the group Tar Sands Blockade staged public actions in Texas, Massachusetts, Maine and elsewhere on Monday in a series of independent protests at offices of the Transcanada ...Click Here to Read More.
http://grist.org/news/surprise-shells-rig-ran-aground-in-alaska-because-the-company-was-trying-to-avoid-taxes/ Why am I not surprised????? Drilling in the Artic should be banned given the oil & gas industry’s inability to deal responsibly with their operations. DV By Philip Bump On New Year’s Eve, in the middle of a storm, Shell was trying to tow its Kulluk drilling rig from ...Click Here to Read More.
www.eenews.net/5023F022.jpg (Thursday, January 3, 2013) Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Three days after a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drillship grounded onto an Alaskan island, environmentalists today called on the Obama administration to place a moratorium on all Arctic drilling, arguing that the company’s season of mishaps and regulatory problems could spell disaster. While the Coast Guard, ...Click Here to Read More.
slideshow online at: http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Calif-ocean-sanctuaries-to-be-doubled-4133535.php Peter Fimrite Updated 11:00 pm, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 President Obama is poised to protect 2,093 square nautical miles of ocean habitat off the coast of Sonoma and Mendocino counties, a move that would more than double the area covered by two national sanctuaries off the West ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_22231457/obama-expand-national-marine-sanctuaries-permanently-ban-oil By Paul Rogers email@example.com Posted: 12/20/2012 08:38:27 AM PST Updated: 12/20/2012 09:34:51 AM PST In a move that would permanently ban oil drilling along more than 50 miles of Northern California coast, the Obama administration is scheduled this morning to announce ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/california-fracking_n_2327165.html?utm_hp_ref=san-francisco Posted: 12/19/2012 5:48 pm EST | Updated: 12/19/2012 8:00 pm EST SAN FRANCISCO — Just below California’s surface lies enough shale oil to fundamentally transform the state’s entire economy. And for the first time in the state’s history, California regulators have ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/12/deepwater-horizon-lessons Fri Dec. 14, 2012 3:18 AM PST The science journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) has published a Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Special Feature taking a look back 20 months after the explosion that killed eleven people and upended countless lives along the Gulf Coast. Specifically at what happened, ...Click Here to Read More.
Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Energy policies and not carbon prices will drive the U.S. response to climate change for the foreseeable future, the incoming Senate leader on energy issues said yesterday. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who is expected to claim the gavel of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next month, said in a brief interview ...Click Here to Read More.
Yes we can! DV Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Monday, December 17, 2012 An environmental group today filed a lawsuit challenging the Interior Department’s five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan, arguing the agency has failed to accurately analyze the costs and benefits of the plan. The Center for Sustainable Economy, in a filing to the U.S. District Court for the District ...Click Here to Read More.
http://english.cri.cn/6826/2012/12/16/2361s738687.htm 2012-12-16 04:21:08 Xinhua Web Editor: Wang Wei A new platform will be used to further explore the waters to the north of Cuba’s central region for oil, state oil company Cubapetroleo (CUPET) said Saturday. The Norwegian oil rig, Songa Mercur, will start to drill the well L-01X in the next few days under a contract signed with ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2012/12/14/BP-asked-to-be-open-about-gulf-accident/UPI-11721355482965/ Published: Dec. 14, 2012 at 6:02 AM WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) — British energy company BP is suspected of withholding evidence about a new oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico, Democratic lawmakers said. The U.S. Coast Guard, BP and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57558916/oil-may-be-seeping-from-deepwater-horizon-site/ Not again. This is so unbelieveable. It never ends! DV December 13, 2012 7:42 AM By Sharyl Attkisson PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO CBS News has learned that BP is set to embark Thursday on the fifth day of a little-known subsea mission under Coast Guard supervision to look for any new oil leaking from the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.oceanfdn.org/blog/?p=1303 Posted on December 8, 2012 By Richard Steiner [gallery] When the Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu grounded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands eight years ago this week, it was a tragic reminder of the growing risks of northern shipping. While in-route from Seattle to China, in a fierce Bering Sea winter storm with 70-knot winds and 25-foot seas, the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.causes.com/causes/799563-artists-against-fracking/actions/1706798?utm_source=causes&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=WE691_1195&causes_ref=email&template=newsletter_mailer/newsletter ...Click Here to Read More.
http://truth-out.org/ Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:28 By Jason Leopold, Truthout | Report Despite a long history of “egregious violations,” the behemoth oil company’s temporary suspension from obtaining lucrative government contracts may turn out to be much shorter than expected. “BP is a serious serial corporate environmental criminal and a corporate serial ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.kuow.org/post/sea-trial-leaves-shells-arctic-oil-spill-gear-crushed-beer-can By JOHN RYAN Credit BSEE The Arctic Challenger’s containment dome, crumpled after a field test in Puget Sound Shell Oil has been building and testing equipment designed for the Arctic Ocean here in Puget Sound. In September, a key test of underwater oil-spill equipment was a spectacular failure. It ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.cubastandard.com/2012/11/17/russian-oil-company-to-invest-126m-in-offshore-exploration/ November 17, 2012 Russian state oil company Zarubezhneft will spend close to $126 million on near-shore exploration off north-central Cuba that will begin in December, a Russian official said during a visit to the island. The Songa Mercur, a Soviet-built and Norwegian-owned semi-submersible, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/us-worlds-top-oil-producer_n_2006640.html?ir=Green By JONATHAN FAHEY 10/23/12 04:10 PM ET EDT NEW YORK – U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track ...Click Here to Read More.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/defend-coast-protesters-stage-mass-rally-b-c-152951842.html By Andy Radia Politics Reporter By Andy Radia | Canada Politics – 14 hours ago Anti-oil pipeline activists have planned two events: one rally starting on Monday morning on the grounds of the Š It’s going to be a protest-mania this week in British Columbia. Anti-oil pipeline ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/24191 This is the BEST news I have heard in ages. The last sentence is the zinger!!!! DV 10/17/2012 02:17 PM In a huge success for Amazon farmers that have been suing Chevron for 18 years, an Ecuadorian court ruled they can seize $200 million in assets from the oil company. That includes $96.3 million the Ecuador government ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.examiner.com/article/macondo-not-dead-bp-hiding-crude-oil-source TOP NATIONAL NEWS OCTOBER 15, 2012BY: DEBORAH DUPRE Government scientists definitively linked a new Gulf of Mexico oil slick, that has moved to some 90 miles from the sinkhole, to BP’s 2010 oil catastrophe, saying it is probably from a BP Deepwater Horizon rig pipe, but one expert is not buying it and people are ...Click Here to Read More.
By Steven Mufson and Joel Achenbach, Published: October 10 The oil in a slick detected in the Gulf of Mexico last month matched oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill two years ago, the Coast Guard said Wednesday night, ending one mystery and creating another. “The exact source of the oil is unclear at this time but could be residual oil associated with the wreckage or debris left on the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/officials-issue-notice-to-bp-transocean-over-deepwater-horizon-oil-sheen-20121010-01271 Oct 10, 2012 The Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued a Notice of Federal Interest to BP PLC (BP) and Transocean Ltd. (RIG) this week due to an oil sheen in the spill area, a U.S. government statement said late Wednesday. Coast Guard Capt. Duke ...Click Here to Read More.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/10/cnns-erin-burnett-gets-it-wrong-on-drilling-and/190518 JILL FITZSIMMONS CNN’s Erin Burnett claimed yesterday that drilling in the Arctic would lower U.S. gasoline prices, echoing a conservative narrative that has been debunked by energy experts across the ideological spectrum who say that expanding U.S. production will not affect the world oil ...Click Here to Read More.
frac test down under…. http://www.inkcinct.com.au/web-pages/cartoons/past/2011/2011-511–coal-seam-gas-fracturing.gif ...Click Here to Read More.
http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2012/10/research3.html Well, yeah, duh. This was the big risk all along, wasn’t it? The loss of biologically rich and diverse habitats? Hate to say I said so…….. DV By Rachel Pawlitz Sept. / Oct. 2012 Nearly 2 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the meticulous, long-term efforts of scientists finally yielded the official results: the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.ogj.com/articles/2012/10/independent-reviews-suggested-as-way-to-keep-offshore-safety-current.html?cmpid=EnlDailyOctober32012 I think it’s revealing that even the oil rep suggests sharing updated technologies for containment with current industry groups, suggesting that improved technology and practices may not be integrated into current production at present even as deeper ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10910&iid=344&sud=30 by Cole Dittmer Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Staff photo by Allison Potter Penny, left, and Mark Hooper of Hooper Family Seafood and Jenny Marienau of 350 Action Fund were among the speakers at a press conference opposing drilling off North Carolina’s coast on Friday, Sept. 28 at Wrightsville’s south end. Held ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/259759-obama-drilling-chief-timeout-may-be-needed-as-industry-pushes-into-tougher-climates Finally…..some sense of real concern for the environmental impacts of drilling out of the new oil management team at the Interior Dept. DV By Ben Geman – 10/02/12 02:51 PM ET The Interior Department’s offshore drilling safety chief said more ...Click Here to Read More.
Jeremy P. Jacobs and Mike Soraghan, E&E reporters Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 At 9:30 a.m. on a warm day in March, eight men and two women stepped off Pennsylvania Avenue and into the northwest gate of the White House. They were top-level refining executives from the world’s largest oil companies, Chevron Corp., Marathon Oil Corp. and BP PLC, escorted by Jack Gerard, the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.businessinsider.com/oil-companies-bribing-gulf-states-to-ignore-spill-2012-10 Arguably funds are already going to the coastal states affected by oil drilling via the fines; giving the states control on the purse strings of federal leasing income as well opens up a whole can of worms about what the money would be spent for. I’d rather the feds disbursed the funds; we all suffer ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.texassharon.com/2012/09/29/3-4-mg-earthquak-in-irving-area-of-barnett-shale/ by TXSHARON on SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 in EARTHQUAKES According to the preliminary report, the quake area is marked with a gray circle on the map below. Event Page Industry will say fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes but that’s bull. See the FAQ section for more information on drilling induced ...Click Here to Read More.
Sep 28, 2012 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/28/unexploded-ordinance-gulf-of-mexico_n_1923540.html Reuters | Posted: 09/28/2012 1:35 pm EDT * Research needed to locate, assess bomb risk * Gulf of Mexico permit activity up after deadly Macondo blowout By Eileen O’Grady HOUSTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Millions of pounds of unexploded bombs dumped in the Gulf of Mexico by the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/62432742-08f0-11e2-b37e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz27izXSakk Financial Times September 28, 2012 12:13 am Brazil forces Transocean to halt drilling By Samantha Pearson in São Paulo Transocean, the world’s largest offshore oil driller, has been served with a preliminary injunction in Brazil, forcing the company to stop operations in the country within 30 days over ...Click Here to Read More.
Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Six Senate Democrats today urged the Obama administration to forgo oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean until more is understood about its impacts on the environment, the economy and Native Alaskans. Led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.), the lawmakers said it was “perplexing” that the Interior Department had ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-mckibben/transcanada-turns-sadisti_b_1917264.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share Posted: 09/26/2012 4:53 pm This is awful. DV Watching from a distance is hard. I’m on the move setting up our big roadshow assault on the fossil fuel industry, but the real action is in Texas, where a growing number of blockaders are trying to shut down work on the southern ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.thestar.com:80/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1261677–china-closing-in-on-huge-oilpatch-purchase Published on Monday September 24, 2012 TODD KOROL/REUTERS Nexen president Kevin Reinhart votes during the special shareholders meeting that approved CNOOC’s offer to buy the Canadian oil and gas producer. (Sept. 20, 2012) By Gillian Steward, Columnist CALGARY-Will one of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://blog.al.com/wire/2012/09/virtually_all_alabama_tar_ball.html Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 9:55 PM In this Sept. 5, 2012 aerial photo, a combination of alluvial clay and tar mats are seen on the shore of Elmer’s Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, in Jefferson Parish, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A new chemical analysis shows that ...Click Here to Read More.
Department of the Interior September 24, 2012 Date: September 24, 2012 Contact: Blake Androff (DOI) 202-208-6416 John Filostrat (BOEM) 504-731-7815 March Sale Part of Administration’s Plan Making Areas Containing 75% of Recoverable Offshore Oil, Gas Available for Exploration and Development WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand ...Click Here to Read More.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Criminal-investigation-at-Chevron-refinery-3886927.php#ixzz27JORnKeO Criminal investigation at Richmond Chevron refinery Jaxon Van Derbeken Updated 11:29 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012 http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Criminal-investigation-at-Chevron-refinery-3886927.php 628×471 3.jpg 2 Jack Broadbent, executive director of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nola.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/09/hurricane_isaac_showed_that_bp.html Times-Picayune Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:53 PM Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:56 PM By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Isaac punched up the region, but a 12-mile section of our coast from Caminada Pass to Pass Fourchon remains closed to fishing ...Click Here to Read More.
The Costs of Fracking (Maryland) ...Click Here to Read More.
Date: September 7, 2012 11:23:44 AM EDT By Wendy Williams As the fall begins, BP’s unconscionable Deep Water oil spill is making news again. The federal government is moving its case forward by claiming the British oil giant is guilty of negligence and perhaps even willful misconduct. These are strong words. But perhaps even more important to those of us who care about healthy oceans is the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.adn.com/2012/08/24/2598667/greenpeace-activists-storm-offshore.html By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press Published: August 24th, 2012 08:32 AM Last Modified: August 24th, 2012 08:32 AM MOSCOW – Greenpeace activists were first offered hot soup, then showered with blasts of cold water and pieces of metal after they stormed a floating Russia oil platform and erected climbing ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/24/energy-us-romney-idUSL2E8JO2H220120824 Oh pleez…..this is so obviously designed by Big Oil. DV Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:24pm EDT By Joshua Schneyer and Timothy Gardner Aug 24 (Reuters) – In unveiling his energy policy on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped into the oil industry’s giddy optimism about shale ...Click Here to Read More.