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Deepwater Horizon in the News

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf coast  gulf of mexico  interior department  moratorium  offshore drilling  offshore safety  oil spill  oil spill commission 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 10, 2010

The presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident wrapped up the second day of its two-day hearing in Washington yesterday. At the same time, a federal judge in New Orleans was holding a hearing on the administration's deepwater drilling moratorium. Here's a compilation of the latest news as reported by several publications: 

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Oil Spill Probe: Dollars Did Not Trump Safety

blowout preventer  bop  bp  congress  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  halliburton  interior department  macondo well  oil leak  oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

The lead investigator for the presidential panel examining the Deepwater Horizon accident yesterday said he has found no evidence that anyone involved in the Macondo well took shortcuts to save money. 

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Brazil's Libra: Largest Oil Field in the Americas in Decades

brazil  chevron  crude oil  deepwater drilling moratorium  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  interior department  oil industry  cantarell field  libra oil field  petrobas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 1, 2010

Brazil says its deepwater Libra oil field could hold as much as 15 billion barrels of oil, making it the biggest crude oil discovery in the Americas since Mexico discovered the Cantarell field in 1976. 

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The Deepwater Horizon Investigation and API's Standards

deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  interior department  offshore drilling  oil spill  safety standards  pipeline safety  well construction 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2010

When investigators try to determine exactly what transpired prior to any accident, a portion of their research boils down to two key questions: "What did you know, and when did you know it?" 

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Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan is a 'Positive Development'

beaufort sea  chukchi sea  domestic energy  eastern gulf of mexico  energy policy  leasing  obama  obama and offshore drilling  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf  cook inlet  eastern gulf  interior department leasing plan 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 31, 2010

President Obama announced an energy strategy today that includes expanding offshore drilling in certain areas along the Atlantic coast, in a portion of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and off the coast of Alaska.

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A Bipolar Energy Policy

access  domestic energy  energy development  energy policy  interior department  obama administration  offshore drilling  obama administrations energy policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 18, 2010

Are you perplexed by the administration's energy policy? You're not alone. Many observers have noticed a disconnect between the administration's various energy proposals. 

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Offshore Drilling: What's the Administration's Agenda?

access  doi  domestic energy  drilling  energy development  energy policy  interior department  leasing  mms  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 3, 2010

As the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources CommitteeRep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) is in a position to closely observe and act on the administration's proposed energy policies. 

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Senate to Focus on DOI's Budget

access  doi  domestic energy  energy policy  energy taxes  interior department  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 2, 2010

Tomorrow Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will defend his agency's proposed 2011 budget before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Salazar calls it a "tough choices budget" requesting about $12 billion for the Interior Department (DOI), which is a slight decrease from 2010. (Environment & Energy Daily

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Pattern of Delay Continues

domestic energy  drilling  energy development  energy policy  interior department  natural gas  offshore drilling  oil drilling  interior and seismic tests 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 27, 2010

Every credible projection of future U.S. energy demand through 2030 predicts that this nation will need more energy in the coming years, including more oil and natural gas. How is the administration addressing this need? 

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