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Lightning Interrupts Oil Collection

bp  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  obama  oil leak  oil spill  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 15, 2010

While oil company officials were being questioned by Congress today, a bolt of lightning started a small fire on the Discoverer Enterprise, the drillship that is collecting oil and flaring gas from the leaking Macondo well. 

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VIDEO: "The Roughneck's Lament"

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

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 14, 2010

The statistics about the oil spill continue to come in, showing that the size and the scope of the response are unprecedented. At last report, there were hundreds of vessels and more than 25,000 people--scientists, engineers, wildlife experts, shrimpers and others--working together to battle the spill and plug the well.

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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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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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Virginia's Offshore Opportunity

domestic energy  energy policy  obama and offshore drilling  offshore drilling  offshore energy  outer continental shelf  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 1, 2010

Virginia yesterday became the first East Coast state to win approval for the development of offshore oil and natural gas resources

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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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