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Pressure Mounts Against Deepwater Drilling Ban

access  bop  bp  department of the interior  doi  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  mms  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill cleanup  oil spill in gulf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2010

The Department of the Interior (DOI) late yesterday sent out a list of new safety requirements to offshore drillers as pressure mounted against the drilling moratorium. 

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What's the Future of Offshore Drilling?

access  bp  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf of mexico  mms  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil spill  oil spill cleanup 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2010

The offshore oil and natural gas industry is in a holding pattern of sorts today, waiting for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) to issue Notices to Lessees (NTL) that will provide information about offshore energy development. Announcements from MMS offices last week caused concern when at least two drilling permits were rescinded in shallow water after the president announced a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. 

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

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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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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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Utah Pushing for Energy Development

access  alaska  energy policy  montana  new mexico  offshore drilling  onshore  utah  west virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 30, 2010

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law that would allow his state to file eminent domain proceedings against the federal government. 

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Russia/Cuba Seeking Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

access  cuba  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  rhetoric vs reality  russia  global energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 19, 2010

America's "stuck in neutral" energy policy has just received another shot over the bow. This time it comes from Russia, which is one of several countries that are actively seeking oil and natural gas resources in the Western Hemisphere. 

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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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