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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 109 - Burt Adams Discusses Economic Effects of Moratorium

access  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore drilling  oil leak  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response  oil spill investigations 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 7, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Burt Adams, chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), about the potential economic effects of the president's six-month deepwater drilling moratorium on coastal communities. 

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The Drilling Freeze and the Gulf Coast

access  deepwater  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  gulf of mexico  obama  offshore drilling  oil spill  drilling oil offshore 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

The response to the administration's decision to disrupt deepwater offshore drilling in the Gulf is beginning to hurt the economies of coastal communities--the same communities that are losing income from fishing and tourism due to the spill.

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Containment Cap on the Well

blowout preventer  bp  cap for oil leak  containment cap  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

BP and a team of engineers have lowered the containment cap on the blowout preventer. 

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Hopes High for Containment Cap

bp  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  spill response  electricity 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

Observers from all over the Gulf Coast and the nation tonight are watching closely as BP and a team of engineers attempt to lower a containment cap on the Macondo well riser.

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Avoid Unintended Consequences

blowout preventer  deepwater drilling  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  offshore drilling  oil spill  oil spill cleanup 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

Yesterday in a post on the National Journal's Energy and Environment Blog, API President and CEO Jack Gerard said policymakers should avoid enacting new policies and regulations that could have a negative impact on the nation's energy security and economic future.

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Oil Spill Shouldn't Cloud Energy Facts

bp  climate bill  eia  energy reality  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill investigations  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

At a speech at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, President Obama called the Gulf oil spill a "catastrophe" and pushed for a climate bill and higher taxes on oil companies to pay for "clean energy research and development." Mr. Obama added, "The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the last century. We will not move back. America will move forward." 

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Diamond Saw Stuck

bp  deepwater horizon  diamond wire  domestic energy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  national oceanic and atmospheric administration  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 2, 2010

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen reported this morning that the diamond wire being used to make a second "clean cut" in the Deepwater Horizon riser is stuck. 

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Drilling Moratorium Lifted in Shallow Water, Report Says

access  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  drilling ban  energy policy  gulf drilling ban  gulf of mexico  gulf oil production  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 1, 2010

Oil Daily is reporting today that Interior Sec. Ken Salazar has lifted the moratorium on Gulf of Mexico exploration and production in shallow water. 

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The Human Cost of Drilling Moratoria

access  blowout preventer  bp  deepwater drilling  domestic energy  drilling ban  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  obama  offshore drilling  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 1, 2010

While BP prepares to cut the damaged riser from the blowout preventer (BOP) as the first step in using the low marine riser package (LMRP) at the Macondo well, analysts and bloggers are assessing the costs associated with the administration's deepwater drilling hiatus in the Gulf.

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