Tag Archives: Oil Drilling

Who’s Up for Some Deliciously Mutated Gulf Seafood?

It’s Thursday, and so my Thursday post at The Daily Banter is read for your eyeballs. Go read it and then RT it to all of your friends. Two years after the Deep Water Horizon explosion, shrimp, crab and other … Continue reading

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Fact: Oil Drilling Does Not Reduce Gas Prices

The Associated Press fact-checked the gas price debate and came up with some interesting results. Mainly, there is ““no statistical correlation” between increased oil production and lower gas prices. Duh. U.S. oil production is back to the same level it … Continue reading

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The Correct Response to a Disaster

In the ongoing wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, Japan is doing the right thing. The Japanese government has announced plans to require all new buildings — commercial and residential — to include solar panels by 2030. The goal is … Continue reading

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Graph of the Day

Votes to preserve welfare for Big Oil in red. Votes to end welfare for Big Oil in blue. (via Meteor Blades)

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The Redemption of Max Baucus

Senator Baucus was easily the most hated Democrat on this blog during the healthcare reform debate in 2009. But this story should help to recover his image following his infamous refusal to include a public option provision in the Finance … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“It’s certainly something we should be looking at. We’re in a time when the federal government’s short on revenues. They ought to be paying their fair share.” Speaker of the House John Boehner on eliminating oil subsidies Fantastic idea! Too … Continue reading

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There's Still a Major Crisis in Japan, Cont…

Radioactive water is gushing into the ocean. Sounds like a radioactive Deepwater Horizon. Experts estimate that about 7 tons an hour of radioactive water is escaping the pit. Safety officials have said that the water, which appears to be coming … Continue reading

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Transocean Executives Get Safety Bonuses

The audacity: SAN FRANCISCO — Transocean Ltd. gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history” – despite the explosion of its oil rig that killed 11 people and spilled 200 million … Continue reading

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100 Mile Oil Slick in the Gulf

Another offshore oil well appears to be leaking — a lot. The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of a potentially massive oil sheen about 20 miles north of the site of last April’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. A … Continue reading

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The Silent Nuclear Accidents

While we’re debating the safety of nuclear power, it’s easy to overlook two significant nuclear accidents. No one is talking about these in the traditional press. First, there’s Oyster Creek in South Jersey: It is believed at least 180,000 gallons … Continue reading

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Republicans Continue War Against Parks

They can’t help themselves. Republicans have to ruin good things with really awful things. Ohio Republican governor John Kasich wants to drill for oil in the state parks. The Ohio House introduced a bill early this month that would create … Continue reading

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Boss Hogg is a Big, Sweaty Shill

Check this out: In a speech to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce today, [Haley Barbour] accused President Obama of purposely trying to drive up the price of oil, saying that “the Obama energy policy basically boils down to this: increase … Continue reading

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Republicans Aren't Fiscal Conservatives

Don’t believe the lie. The Republicans aren’t fiscal conservatives or deficit hawks or whatever nonsense bumper-sticker word they’re tossing around these days. Case in point, the House Republicans, who are voting to cut spending for women, children, National Parks, law … Continue reading

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It's Raining Oil

NASA reports Gulf-based evaporation is creating “oil rain,” which is precisely what you think it is. [T]hey showed up as if they had almost a millimeter of oil in the cloud. And these hydrocarbon-laden clouds – when they reach land … Continue reading

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Big Ocean of Oil

It’s still there. WASHINGTON – Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist’s video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has … Continue reading

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Some Good News on Oil Drilling

Finally. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is rescinding its decision to expand offshore oil exploration into the eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast because of weaknesses in federal regulation revealed by the BP oil spill, Interior Secretary … Continue reading

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Worst Persons in the World

Halliburton is really working hard to become one of the most dastardly corporations in the world. Halliburton knew weeks before the fatal explosion of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that the cement mixture they planned to use … Continue reading

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Where's the Oil At?

The Times-Picayune discovered massive seas of oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Go look. It’s about time the administration and the press wise up and stop condescending to us as if the crisis were over.

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The Cesspool of Mexico

Mmm. Someone get me a giant bucket of delicious, delicious Gulf seafood! The researchers from Oregon State University say that a device taking samples just off the shore of Louisiana’s Grande Isle registered a 40-fold increase in PAHs between May … Continue reading

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Worst Person

Mary Landrieu: owned by Big Oil. Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, said Thursday that she would block confirmation of President Obama’s new budget director until the administration lifts the moratorium on deep-water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. … Continue reading

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