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After Two Years The Gulf Spill Is Still Unfolding

  Two years ago, we witnessed the unraveling of the worst environmental disaster in our country's history.  On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig exploded into flames, killing 11…

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$6 Per Gallon Gasoline

As gasoline prices continue to rise across the country, and analysts predict $5 or $6 gasoline in the near future, people are wagging fingers and looking for relief at the pump. The last time gasoline prices…

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BP Settlement Leaves More Questions Than Answers

This blog is a guest post by Aaron Viles, Gulf Restoration Network's Deputy Director, orignally posted on GRN's "Blogging for a Healthy Gulf".  The big news is that BP and the plaintiffs…

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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

This blog was written by Jennifer Rennicks, former Senior Director of Policy & Communications at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.