offshore drilling

The money behind Big Oil's win on Atlantic drilling   |   July 23, 2014
In a controversial move, the Obama administration last week gave final approval for the oil and gas industry to begin conducting seismic testing to map potential offshore reserves...

 

The growing fight against oil and gas exploration off the NC coast   |   March 4, 2014
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) recently took time away from dealing with a water contamination disaster caused by dirty coal power to make the case for opening his state up...

 

Duke Energy's inside connections to the McCrory administration   |   February 18, 2014
Following Duke Energy's massive coal ash spill into the Dan River, North Carolina state officials have come under scrutiny for their actions leading up to the disaster. Last...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Big Oil's push for seismic testing meets resistance   |   January 31, 2014
Number of people who packed a town council meeting this week in Kure Beach, N.C. to protest the mayor's decision to sign a letter drafted by an oil and gas industry lobby...

 

In Louisiana, a former Army commander goes to war against Big Oil   |   October 31, 2013
With the trial of BP for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster still underway, and with controversy raging over a lawsuit filed against oil companies for eroding Louisiana's...

 

In oil-producing regions, even minor hurricanes cause major environmental damage   |   August 21, 2013
We're now approaching the peak of hurricane season, with forecasters predicting a higher-than-average number of storms this year. As many as three to five are expected to...

 

NC legislature slows fracking rush, renews push for offshore drilling   |   July 29, 2013
North Carolina has a governor and legislative leadership eager to welcome the natural gas industry to the state. But in the legislative session that ended last week, that...

 

Lawsuit seeks withheld information about leaking Gulf oil wells   |   March 7, 2013
Clean water advocates have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard over its refusal to answer public records requests about an oil spill in...

 

Gov. McCrory's disconnect on beaches and offshore drilling   |   February 20, 2013
In his first State of the State address this week, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called for moving forward with oil and gas exploration off the state's coast, reporting that...

 

Transocean settlement deal a boost for Gulf restoration efforts   |   January 4, 2013
The Swiss corporation that owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that BP was leasing when its Macondo well blew up off the Louisiana coast in April 2010 has pleaded guilty to...

 

For controversial fracking researcher, a disclosure lesson unlearned?   |   December 12, 2012
A professor who left the University of Texas at Austin following a scandal over his failure to disclose his oil and gas industry connections is now heading up a nonprofit,...

 

Latest sanction against BP goes beyond Gulf spill   |   November 29, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When the Obama administration temporarily banned BP from federal contracts Wednesday, it pointed to BP's "lack of business integrity...

 

Feds slam BP for gross negligence as oil washes up on storm-wracked Gulf beaches   |   September 6, 2012
With weathered oil believed to be from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster washing up across the Gulf in the wake of Hurricane Isaac and leading to the emergency closure of...

 

Mississippi residents find death along oily Gulf shores   |   March 29, 2012
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf Since BP's catastrophic oil blowout nearly two years ago, Laurel Lockamy has gotten pretty good at photographing the dead. She's ...

 

From the oil disaster frontlines   |   November 14, 2011
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf As Keystone XL protesters savor their victory to postpone the pipeline project, another oil policy decision last week did not turn out...

 

POWER POLITICS: As North Carolina considers offshore drilling, coastal wind power goes untapped   |   April 27, 2009
The North Carolina legislature recently created a task force to study the economic and environmental impacts of permitting drilling for oil and natural gas off the state's...

 

The sad truth behind N.C. gubernatorial candidate's claim of "hurricanes off the coast of Europe"   |   September 10, 2008
When the contentious issue of offshore oil drilling came up during last night's debate between the two leading candidates for North Carolina governor, Republican Pat McCrory...

 

N.C. gubernatorial debate shows perils of Dems' shifting position on oil drilling   |   September 10, 2008
The televised debate last night between the two front-running candidates for governor of North Carolina -- Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, a Democrat, and Republican Pat McCrory, mayor...

 

Gov. Jeb flip-flops on offshore drilling   |   October 6, 2005
Posted by R. Neal Earlier this week I applauded Florida Governor Jeb Bush for leading an effort to stop offshore drilling along the Gulf Coast. It seems my accolades were...