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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…

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NC Governor Seeks Public Input for Offshore Energy Future

In response to a proposed federal natural gas and oil leasing program for the Atlantic, Governor Beverly Perdue of North Carolina created (by executive order) a Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy…

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Southeast Waters Spared from Offshore Oil Drilling

On March 31st, 2010 to the shock and amazement of clean energy advocates, President Barack Obama announced that the Department of the Interior would seek to lease offshore areas that were previously…

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SACE Launches New Video: Southern Solutions to Gulf Oil Drilling

Today the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy launches a new video highlighting the ways that we can drill for clean energy solutions in our region and not for oil. Our video comes out…

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Lindsey Graham Drinks the Tar Sands Kool-Aid

This blog is a repost from Climate Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. “It is less carbon intensive than oil we find in California,” extraction…

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Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

This blog was co-authored with Jennifer Rennicks While Gulf communities are busy picking up the pieces that remain of their coastal heritage and natural resources following the BP oil disaster, we learned…

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Gulf Gusher Tentatively Plugged, Residents Left With Oily Sludge and Distrust

BP and government officials state that the "static kill" procedure used to stop oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for over 3 months is a tentative success as of Friday, August…