Friday, April 15, 2011

Oil Drilling News

Note: Oil Drilling News will be on vacation next week. Publication will resume on Monday, April 25.  However, note that there will be many One Year Anniversary events next Wednesday.  As noted by Secretary Salazar below,  it's important that we do what we can to prevent Congressional amnesia.  Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.


One Year Memorial Events and Information (Gulf Restoration Network)

Oceana's Oil Spill Anniversary Event

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Upper Senate Park, Capitol Hill
10a.m. - 11:30a.m.

BP feels fishermen's fury over Gulf oil spill

"Diane Wilson, a shrimp farmer from the Texas Gulf Coast smeared her face and hands with a dark syrup resembling oil as she protested outside the annual general meeting (AGM) venue in east London. 

"My community is dead. We've worked five generations there and now we've got a dead community. I'm angry, I've been angry a long time." 

Wilson bought BP shares to gain entry to the meeting but police and security guards ejected her from the conference hall amid chaotic scenes."

Gulf residents at BP meeting: We were treated like 'criminals'


House GOP Scores Early Victory in Offshore Drilling Initiative

"While the administration rejected an invitation to testify on Hastings' bills, Salazar yesterday said they collectively reflect "amnesia" of the BP spill and the difficulty industry and regulators faced containing the oil. 

"Some people seem to have gotten amnesia of Deepwater Horizon and the horrific BP spill," he said. "I don't have amnesia.""



Oil severance tax plan slips into view

"Other huge oil states – Texas and Alaska, for example – have oil severance taxes. Alaska has a progressive, 25 percent oil severance tax, the largest in the country, and some two-dozen states have severance taxes on oil, gas or both. 

So why not California?"


Video of 'No Oil Drilling' Protest Signs


U.S. on track to meet 1 million plug-in autos goal: DOE

""We will march forward aggressively to promote clean energy and we've got the budget to do it," Sandalow said."