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Don’t Let Congress Silence Sportsmen

Public land use is a balancing act. Developing oil and gas resources on public lands requires careful planning and robust conversations. Hunters, anglers, and wildlife enthusiasts depend on public lands …

Hercules 265 Natural Gas Rig on Fire

Another Rig Fire in the Gulf, Another Wakeup Call

Updated below – 7/25/2013 Late last night, a natural gas drilling rig known as Hercules 265 exploded. The rig has now partially collapsed and is burning out of control, too …

(Photo by J. D. Ebberly/Flickr)

East Coast Dolphins Would Get Sonic Migraine from Proposed Drilling

Last week, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) took another step toward green lighting geological surveys for oil and gas drilling in the Mid- and South-Atlantic Ocean. With all the political …

The Canandian Coast Guard ship Amundsen on an ice floe in the Beaufort Sea (photo: flickr/indigo-)

Shell Moves Us One Step Closer to an Arctic Tragedy

The Arctic Ocean is one of the globe’s last wildernesses: often dark, always frigid, and prone to violent storms and drifting ice sheets that make navigation next to impossible.  But …

Arctic drilling places endangered species like this Polar Bear in harm's way (photo: Amy Messere)

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back…

Exxon Mobile CEO Jed Clampett and Family

Big Oil Finally Catches a Break, Can Now Afford to…

Oil rig, Cromarty Firth, djmacphotography.co.uk

Climate Capsule: Kids Sue While Congress Squabbles

Thousands of ships were deployed to help in the containment efforts.

Do we need to hold a bake sale to fund drilling rig inspections?

A year after the Gulf oil spill, Congress has not passed a single bill to make offshore drilling safer. But they have managed to screw up the one slam-dunk item …

Offshore rig (photo: Shane Lampman)

Maddow Tears Apart Drilling Plan Safety Claims

Under heavy fire from Republicans and oil state Democrats, the Obama Administration has sped up offshore oil production, granting six new deepwater permits in a little over a month.  Many …

The Deepwater Horizon on fire (photo: US Coast Guard)

Brother of Fallen BP Rig Worker Slams “Drill, baby, drill”

As the chants of “Drill, baby, drill!” get louder and louder and politicians thunder from their pulpits about putting oil rigs back in action, let’s not forget what it all …

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