Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm—a five-turbine operation off Rhode Island's waters.
The administration is threatening coastal communities and marine wildlife for the sole benefit of oil and gas companies. Our federal government wants to auction off our oceans, endanger our coasts, and lock our nation into reliance on...Show More Summary
Legal Planet colleague Eric Biber this week has published a series of posts on the Trump Administration’s controversial–and deeply flawed–proposal to open most of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf to offshore oil and gas development. I won’t attempt to retread the ground Eric has ably covered, but want to highlight a major upcoming and related event […]
By Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Iceland’s hope of finding oil offshore its coast is fading after China and Norway decided to back out of the island nation’s only remaining exploration license. Cnooc Ltd.,...Show More Summary
By Valerie Volcovici and Richard Valdmanis Jan 16 (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state’s argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - The Trump administration's decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state's argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a national plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday.
The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a national plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state … Click to Continue »
The Trump administration has proposed a vast expansion of offshore drilling that would open 90 percent of the nation's offshore reserves to development by private companies. The plan affects at … Click to Continue »
A surprise decision to exclude Florida, but not other states, from a plan to open up most of the nation’s coastline to offshore drilling raised questions about the plan’s legality.
HMM: Florida cut from future offshore drilling. “President Trump has directed me to rebuild our offshore oil and gas program in a manner that supports our national energy policy and also takes into consideration the local and state voice,” Zinke said in a statement. “I support the governor’s position that Florida is unique and its […]
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Tuesday that he is removing Florida from the plan he unveiled last week that would potentially allow offshore oil and natural gas drilling to take place along nearly all of the nations coasts.
The Trump administration moved on Thursday to eliminate key offshore safety regulations adopted in the wake of the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest in the nation’s history.
The Trump administration has halted yet another important study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In August, the Department of the Interior ordered the National Academies to stop a study on the potential health effects for people living near surface coal mining sites in Central Appalachia. This month, the Department of the Interior […]
The Trump administration is halting an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by a federal safety agency created after the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The National … Click to Continue »
Deepwater Wind, National Grid Ventures, FirstLight Power Resources Partner to Deliver New Vision for “Baseload” Offshore Wind; First-of-its-Kind Offering Allows Massachusetts to Use Offshore Wind to Replace Retiring Fossil-Fired Power...Show More Summary
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced awards for six new projects totaling $10.8 million. All six projects...Show More Summary
Via Washington Post, Jared Bernstein writes: The Republican tax cut plan has been justly criticized for worsening both income inequality and the national debt, but the plan has another big problem: It’s likely to lead to more outsourcing of U.S. jobs and a larger trade deficit. That’s obviously a negative for factory jobs and net […]
French weeklies name and shame "perverse" tax-fleeing tycoons whose offshore investments are exposed in the Paradise Papers. And can Saudi Arabia's young Crown Prince reform his fundamentalist nation with his ongoing corruption purg...
These billionaires belong to a new class, untethered to nation or party. How can we fight back? In response to the recent leak of 13.4 million files from two offshore service providers earlier this week, which documents how the world’s wealthiest individuals and corporations avoid paying taxes on their fortunes, Sen. Show More Summary