Fracking, a process used to extract natural gas from rock, is coming under attack.
Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has become an unlikely champion of Louisiana’s oil and gas industry.
Botched government handling of BP oil leak marked by misguided drilling ban’s very existence
Moratorium was put into place after the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
The MMS has been unfairly maligned for its role in the Gulf oil spill.
Next year Cuba will begin drilling new wells 50 miles from the Florida Keys
Moratorium has cost the Gulf region over 19,000 jobs, not 8,000 to 12,000 as estimated by the Obama administration, according to a new study
BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil well to be sealed ‘by Sunday’
The drilling moratorium could cost Louisiana’s economy more than the oil spill itself did.
Decision strikes down second federal attempt at oil-drilling moratorium, noting it’s fundamentally the same as first challenge
Michael Bromwich is unsure on how to deal with deep water drilling in the gulf of mexico, but he is not sure that extending the drilling moratorium is the right answer
Oil-state and centrist Democrats may unveil a compromise to set a path forward on legislation responding to the oil spill
56% support offshore drilling; 47% favor deepwater drilling, too - Rasmussen Reports
With the deepwater oil leak apparently capped, support for both offshore oil drilling and drilling further out in deepwater remains largely unchanged
Now that the BP well has been capped and a permanent solution to the leak is on the way, the president should re-evaluate his hasty and politically motivated decision to issue a deepwater drilling moratorium.
BP faces 7-year ban - BBC
A US Congressional committee has agreed measures that would ban BP from new offshore drilling for 7 years
A rational post-oil spill policy would allow offshore drilling - The Heritage Foundation
Good and bad ideas for the feds about how to handle to deep sea drilling is explained. Lieberman focuses on those most effected, Louisiana fisherman and residents, ideas and how they have been reacting to the spill and how the government should help them.
BP’s VP said that drilling of a relief well that is considered the ultimate solution to stopping the gusher would be halted during the test as a precaution.
Chairmen heard testimony from local citizens over their overwhelming disagreement with the federal government
After BP’s new cap seems to be working, the moratorium announced today is now banning certain technologies used on past drilling sites rather than banning depth of drilling
The Obama administration’s lawyers claim that economic harm must be disregarded despite the devastation of the Gulf Coast economy by the president’s moratorium on deepwater drilling