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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…

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New Deepwater Drilling Permit Provides Platform for Perpetuating Myths

On February 28th, the Obama Administration issued its first deepwater drilling permit since the Gulf of Mexico disaster in April of last year. Noble Energy Inc. has been granted permission to continue…

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Things that go Bump in the Bight

When President Obama announced Dec. 1, 2010 a revised Outer-Continental Shelf (OCS) plan for drilling offshore in parts of the Atlantic, Florida and Alaska, many people no doubt took this as a major…

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Onshore Oil Infrastructure Could Change our Coasts Forever

It is hard to believe that it's been just 10 months since the Deepwater Horizon disaster spewed an estimated 205 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Yet the mantra…

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Congress is penny wise but pound foolish to slash funding for Clean Air Act and public health protections

With pledges to 'reign in federal spending,' the House of Representatives passed a spending bill (H.R.1) last week to continue funding the government through the 2011 fiscal year. This spending bill, which…