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27/4/2013
As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard realized they might be closing the door on Winston Churchill’s world. Their ...   
2/1/2013
This week’s grounding of a rig off the coast of Alaska adds to a series of mishaps in Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s seven-year quest to tap the vast oil reserves of the Arctic and emboldened critics who say it can’t be done safely. The ...   
4/4/2011
Political support may be holding for nuclear power and offshore oil, despite the Fukushima and Macondo disasters, as decision-makers confront climate change and dwindling domestic energy reserves. A theory of "Peak Everything" suggests ...   
14/2/2011
The Obama administration this morning proposed significant new funding for land and water conservation and offshore drilling oversight that would be counterbalanced by cuts to agency construction, the U.S. Geological Survey and some tribal ...   
14/11/2010
It's a stunning fall morning in Washington, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu, clad in bike shorts and a snug Stanford University biking shirt, climbs onto his Colnago bicycle and rolls down his leafy street and onto the Capital Crescent Trail. ...   
11/11/2010
The next big offshore oil disaster could take place in the remote Arctic seas where hurricane-force winds, 30ft seas, sub-zero temperatures and winter darkness would overwhelm any clean-up attempts, a new report warns. With the ban on ...   
8/11/2010
When writer Anton Chekhov arrived on the Russian island of Sakhalin in 1890, he was overwhelmed by the harsh conditions at the Tsarist penal colony. It wasn't just the floggings, forced prostitution and ill-treatment of children in the colony. It ...   
15/10/2010
The climate bill that never passed was itself a miserable sell-out to corporate interests. But even that was too much for big business, and the Democrats quickly ran for cover. "So on the one side there were the Democrats--Kerry and Obama--giving ...   
13/10/2010
U.S. oil workers on the Gulf of Mexico coast breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday over a government decision to lift an offshore deepwater drilling ban, but they remain wary about the future. They said Tuesday's lifting of the drilling ...   
13/10/2010
What if, as in Hungary's red sludge disaster, oil executives faced possible prosecution for spills that result in loss of life? On 11 October, the Christian Science Monitor reported that Hungarian police had arrested an executive ...   
1/10/2010
The Interior Department tightened its rules on offshore oil and gas operations on Thursday but left in place the moratorium on deep-water drilling that has left oil executives frustrated and Gulf Coast officials fuming. The new rules — ...   
30/9/2010
The Obama administration today imposed new offshore drilling safety regulations, a move needed to end its moratorium on deepwater exploratory drilling, but it gave no indication of when that ban would be lifted.Instead, Interior Secretary ...   
30/9/2010
The Obama administration on Thursday announced new rules requiring that operators of offshore drilling rigs certify they have working blowout preventers and standards for cementing wells. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the new rules ...   
29/9/2010
The Obama administration was set to release its latest set of requirements for offshore oil drillers by Thursday as the government moves toward lifting its contested ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Interior ...   
24/9/2010
Countries bordering the north-east Atlantic rejected a ban proposal on deep-sea offshore drilling destined to avoid an environmental disaster comparable to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Norway said Friday. The ban was proposed by Germany ...   
23/9/2010
A Democratic senator from Louisiana blocked US President Barack Obama's pick for budget director to pressure for an end to a ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Senator Mary Landrieu said Jacob Lew, whose nomination got 22-1 ...   
14/9/2010
Two Senate Democrats yesterday said they may support an amendment to block U.S. EPA climate rules, increasing the odds of its success when the Senate Appropriations Committee votes Thursday on EPA's budget.The potential supporters of an ...   
20/7/2010
The impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was thrown into sharp relief Tuesday, as US data showed rising unemployment in Louisiana and experts warned the disaster could cost up to 100,000 jobs. The US Department of Labor said Louisiana ...   
19/6/2010
Everyone gathered for the town hall meeting had been repeatedly instructed to show civility to the gentlemen from BP and the federal government. These fine folks had made time in their busy schedules to come to a high school gymnasium on a ...   
13/6/2010
Weeks before the world had ever heard of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, President Barack Obama stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House poring over maps of oil drilling sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere. Satisfied ...   
28/5/2010
Sen. Lindsey Graham warns that President Barack Obama will kill the last hopes for comprehensive energy and climate change legislation if he cracks down on offshore oil drilling. In a sit-down interview with The Hill, the Republican ...   
27/5/2010
Barack Obama reversed a planned expansion of offshore drilling today, admitting he had been wrong to believe that oil companies were prepared to deal with a catastrophic oil spill. He told a White House press conference he was ordering a ...   
30/4/2010
It may be time to stop referring to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico as an oil spill. A spill sounds like something temporary, a glass of milk overturned, which empties and then can be cleaned up. But what is unfolding in ...   
30/4/2010
Oil Spill Complicates Energy Bill | Audio, National Public Radio
MELISSA BLOCK, host: From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block. And we begin this hour with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, President Obama sent several members of his cabinet to the ...   
30/4/2010
A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is unfolding just as the U.S. Senate was on the verge of considering climate change legislation that included an expansion of offshore oil drilling. The bill, which aims to reduce U.S. emissions of carbon ...   

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