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Atlantic Oil is a Bad Investment

February 5, 2015 by Sieren Ernst

The Obama Administration released its 5-year offshore drilling plan, which included a proposal to open up drilling along the South and Mid-Atlantic Coast. The American Petroleum Institute says drilling could bring in $195 billion. Environmental groups have decried the announcement.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Gulf of Mexico 2014 Production Shut in by Storms Seen Higher than Last Year

June 13, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Gulf of Mexico Production

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a relatively mild hurricane season, but even a fairly quiet season like last year can lead to disruptions to offshore crude oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.[read more]

White House bombshell: Cap-and-trade for drilling offshore … California!

May 4, 2009 by Joseph Romm

Buried inside The New Yorker’s profile of Peter Orszag, Obama’s budget director, is this stunning paragraph: Obama’s White House is filled with former members of Congress and congressional staffers. They are legislative strategists and dealmakers, and these days they often use the phrase “grand bargain” when asked how they expect to...[read more]

Energy Omission

February 25, 2009 by Geoffrey Styles

When President Obama spoke about energy in last night's address to a joint session of Congress, his focus was on renewable energy. There was no mention of last year's hot-button issue of drilling for more oil off the coast of the US, and I doubt that this struck many listeners as odd. After a 72% drop from last July's peak oil price and...[read more]