Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Documents show ties between oil drilling regulators and industry persist
Friday, July 22, 2011
Oil-Drilling Safety Bill Stalls Amid Fight Over Oil Royalties
Senate drilling safety measure in limbo
California electric-car rebate program resumes
"The state hands out the rebates on a first come, first served basis. During the last fiscal year, the air resources board and the California Energy Commission devoted $7 million to the program. So many car buyers applied that the money ran out on June 20.
So for the fiscal year that began this month, the air board decided to expand funding and shrink the individual rebates in a bid to stretch the money further.
In the past, buyers of electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf or the Tesla Roadster could receive a $5,000 rebate. Now the maximum rebate will be $2,500. People who buy plug-in hybrid cars or electric motorcycles will receive smaller amounts."
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Arguments over revenue sharing sink Senate spill bill
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Deepwater oil still "trapped" beneath ocean
Where did the Gulf's spilt oil and gas go?
Senate Energy panel to consider offshore drilling-safety bill
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Friday, July 15, 2011
BP Oil Still Washing Ashore One Year After Spill
"The U.S. imported about 49 percent of the crude oil and refined petroleum products that were consumed during 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) noted in a recent brief on the issue.
About half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere, EIA said, adding that U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum has declined since peaking in 2005.
Canada is the United States' leading crude oil supplier, EIA reported."
Senate energy panel to vote on offshore drilling-safety bill next week
"Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said Thursday she would offer an amendment that provides coastal states a significant share of revenues from offshore energy development in federal waters.
Gulf of Mexico states are already entitled to some revenue-sharing, but Landrieu wants that sped up and extended to other states to provide an incentive for backing drilling off their shores."
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
House Committee Wants To Drop Proposal To Expand Offshore Drilling Oversight
Offshore drilling bill stalled over royalty sharing plan
Conservation groups join forces to stop Arctic drilling in 2012
"Representing millions of Americans across the country, a coalition of concerned organizations today kicked off the "United for America's Arctic" campaign - a yearlong effort to demand the Obama administration reject aggressive and risky plans to drill America's Arctic Ocean in 2012.
The campaign launched with a full-page advertisement in Politico and a website at OurArcticOcean.org, said a press release from the group."
Virginia Governor signs legislation and executive order beginning transition of state vehicles to natural gas, electricity or other alternative fuels
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Gov. Jindal lists $533 million in projects for BP to finance after Gulf oil spill
House Republicans seek to block wider enforcement of offshore drilling rules
Upon April's one-year anniversary of Deepwater Horizon explosion and the beginning of the massive Macondo oil well leak into the Gulf of Mexico, we posed this question; Will the lessons from this catastrophe live long, or will they be lost amid greater concern for the economy?
We now have an answer. Unfortunately but not unexpectedly, it's the wrong one -- coincidentally, coming close to Friday's anniversary of the capping of the well.
Both Gov. Rick Scott and Senate President Mike Haridopolos signaled their intention to pursue oil drilling in state waters several weeks ago as part of a comprehensive new energy policy.