oil drilling

Shell Oil: More Drilling, Less Regulation!

Shell Oil has proposed to drill ten exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean in 2012-13, a major expansion of an earlier proposal to drill three wells in 2011.  Citing Shell’s “world-class capabilities” …

The Upside-Down, Post-Deepwater Horizon World

Historically, environmental disasters have tended to prompt introspection, learning and some level of commitment to do a better job in the future. When an oil blowout blackened the waters near …

Shocker! Gulf drilling agency makes the “High Risk List”

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) made this year’s list of the worst-run government agencies.  The “High Risk List” helps the feds keep track …

Giant Ships Invade Mississippi Gulf Coast Island

There’s an industrial-strength landing site at the west end of Horn. Large crew boats, tugs and barges are anchored in the shallows next to channels between the islands that provide deep water access.

Protect the Arctic Refuge for Good!

December 6th marks the 50th anniversary of the Arctic Refuge, which polar bears, arctic foxes, migratory birds and other wildlife depend on for their survival.

Groups Launch Effort to Hold Senate Oil Backers Accountable

In the latest effort to hold Big Oil and their recalcitrant friends in the Senate accountable for sinking climate legislation this summer, a new group called Oil Change International has launched a web campaign …

Senate on Brink of Colossal Failure

By Larry J. Schweiger As a result of continued obstruction from every Republican Senator and a few Democratic Senators, the Senate today is on the brink of a colossal failure …

You Can’t Rewind an Oil Spill

The National Wildlife Federation is one of several conservation organizations sponsoring this new ad: Tell Interior Secretary Ken Salazar: No more oil spills, especially in critical polar bear habitat.

NWF Team to Gulf & BP’s Campaign Cash: Watch NWF’s Climate Capsule

In this week’s NWF Climate Capsule video, lessons we didn’t learn from the Exxon Valdez, NWF’s call to revoke newly-issued deep water drilling permits & BP’s donation to one of its most prominent defenders.

Statement on Freeze on New Coastal Drilling

By Larry Schweiger Here is my statement on President Obama’s freeze on new coastal drilling. Go to www.nwf.org/oilspill for the latest developments on the oil spill and how you can …

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