Wednesday, June 22, 2011

OIl Drilling News


Transocean report pins oil spill blame on BP
The blame game continues.


Lawmakers set to allow speedier Arctic drilling

"The House is set to streamline regulations around Arctic drilling this week that would speed the development of oil and gas reserves off the Alaskan coast over the objections of environmentalists."

H.R. 2021, Jobs and Energy Permitting Act - Statement of Administration Policy
"...the Administration opposes H.R. 2021, because it would curtail the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to help ensure that domestic oil production on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) proceeds safely, responsibly, and with opportunities for efficient stakeholder input. [...] 
H.R. 2021 would limit existing EPA authority to protect human health and the environment. [...] 
H.R. 2021 would increase Federal court litigation and deprive citizens of an important avenue for challenging government action that affects local public health."


Hands Across The Sand On Area Beaches June 25 (Florida)

Join the Largest Unified Stand Against Offshore Drilling! (Florida)

Offshore oil drilling opponents taking part in event on Saturday (South Carolina)