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Transportation Bill is Bad Drilling Policy

  This post was co-authored by Simon Mahan and Jennifer Rennicks. Last week’s passage of the U.S. House of Representatives' transportation bill deserves a brief mention on the blog today if for…

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Obama Opens Oil Floodgate in the Gulf

Every five years, the federal government is required by law to update its leasing program for offshore oil and natural gas development. On November 8th, Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar announced…

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First Impressions of the LEAF

I wanted to share my first impression after driving the Nissan LEAF for the past couple of weeks. While it may be quixotic to think we can ever truly drive “guilt free,” the…

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The future of offshore oil drilling is blowing in the wind

Last week, Simon Mahan attended the American Wind Energy Association/Offshore Wind Development Coalition's conference on offshore wind energy in Baltimore, Md. This is the final of a series of three blogs from…

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New Gulf Oil Spill Raises New Questions

UPDATE 1: It has been confirmed that the tar balls that washed ashore during Tropical Storm Lee are, in fact, oil from the BP oil spill. UPDATE 2: The Coast Guard Deepwater Horizon…

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Bachmann Delivers EPA Trash-Talk

This post by David Jenkins originally appeared at Frum Forum and has been reposted here with their permission. Jenkins is Vice President for Government and Political Affairs for Republicans for Environmental Protection.…

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Billions in profits, billions in subsidies: Big Oil has their cake and eats it too

Earlier this year in the State of the Union, President Obama implored Congress to "eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies," noting that "they’re doing just fine…

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How soon we forget as Congress suffers from oil spill amnesia

The 1 year anniversary of the nation's worst oil spill was observed just two weeks ago but little has been done to improve offshore drilling safety measures to ensure another accident of…

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Moving from Earth Day to Clean Energy Days

The current methods of producing and consuming energy in the U.S. have the largest environmental impact of anything that we as citizens do on a day-to-day basis. I believe a meaningful Earth…

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While the Gulf Still Gently Weeps

Co-authored by Simon Mahan and Toni Reale It seems like yesterday when the airwaves were filled with the horrifying news that an exploratory oil rig had exploded in the Gulf of Mexico…