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      August 1, 1939Sustainability

      More Oil From Crooked Wells

      Controlled Directional Drilling . . . Significant Advance. . . Adds to Available Oil . . . Offshore PoolsTapped From Land Rigs . . . Other Uses
      Coast Guard Captures Deepwater Response to Oil Spill Disaster in Pictures [Slide Show]


      Debris and oil from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform float in the Gulf of Mexico after the rig sank April 22. The mobile offshore drilling platform had been engulfed in flames after the April 20 explosion...
      September 24, 2008Sustainability

      House votes to let offshore drilling ban expire

      A 26-year moratorium on offshore drilling will expire on Wednesday, after the House approved a temporary-spending package today sans a planned extension of the ban.
      September 17, 2008Sustainability

      House okays bill lifting ban on offshore drilling

      In response to soaring fuel prices, the Democratic-controlled House last night passed an energy package that would allow offshore drilling for the first time in 26 years.
      Coast Guard Captures Deepwater Response to Oil Spill Disaster in Pictures [Slide Show]


      Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010, after an explosion that remains under investigation. A Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon...
      April 2, 2009Sustainability

      Feds drill for more data to craft energy policy

      The Obama administration needs more research before it can tailor a strategy for harvesting  available energy resources in the U.S., according to a report released today by the Interior Department...
      February 10, 2009The Sciences

      Obama scuttles Bush offshore drilling plan

      The Obama administration today shelved a Bush administration plan to allow drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, delaying a final decision on the controversial policy for at least six months to give states, enviros and others time to weigh in on it...
      Coast Guard Captures Deepwater Response to Oil Spill Disaster in Pictures [Slide Show]


      Oil washes onto the sides of a pollution containment chamber as the mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers the chamber into the water at the Deepwater Horizon site on May 6.
      April 29, 2010Sustainability

      Oil spill worsens, offshore drilling plans in dire straits?

      The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill keeps getting worse—now gushing more than 200,000 gallons per day, according to NOAA estimates—five times more than original estimates and more than BP's absolute worst case scenario in disaster plans filed with the government...
      January 6, 2013Sustainability

      Oil Harvesting Goes to Extremes

      The grounding of a drilling rig in Arctic waters illustrates the risks of pushing the boundaries of oil exploration and recovery. David Biello reports
      August 29, 2008The Sciences

      McCain's Veep Pick Palin: Open ANWR to Drilling

      Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain today surprised the nation by picking first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate.
      June 8, 2010Mind

      A Question for the Readers

      Recent events have confused me, a little bit. In trying to figure this all out, I thought I’d pose a question to the readership: Is it possible to ask an empirical question about the effects of a certain human-made product or activity, without implicitly condoning the existence of that product or activity?...
      December 16, 2013Sustainability

      Supreme Court Rejects Gulf Oil Spill Contempt Case

      The Interior Department will not be held in contempt over its actions in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill after the Supreme Court declined on Monday to review an appeals court ruling in the government's favor...
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