Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Lobbying firm, advocacy organization did much of the work.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy":

"… and Washington D.C.-based HBW Resources. Joubert helps manage the Consumer Energy Alliance, or CEA, a broad-based industry coalition that HBW Resources has …"

"… rst day kicked off with a panel hosted by Holt and an executive with Noble Energy that featured officials from the five inaugural states of the coalition …"

"… SGC meeting to get things rolling.” Voice of the consumer? The Consumer Energy Alliance calls itself “The Voice of the Energy Consumer.” The group wa …"

"… e consumer? The Consumer Energy Alliance calls itself “The Voice of the Energy Consumer.” The group was formed in 2006, operating initially out of a sm …"

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… documentation prepared by the IFC, the Environmental organization Pacific Environment also questioned IFC support for the project, citing: “Inadequate assessm …"

"… have touted the pace at which the Jubilee field was brought to production.Environmentalists point out that the country’s first deep-water oil project was its …"

"… resolution of several issues:  “Kosmos and the Ministry of Science, Environment and Technology have agreed to a solution with respect to the accidental mu …"

"… Ogoniland in 2008 – pollution in the Niger Delta that the United Nations Environment Program said would cost $1 billion to clean up.Shell said sabotage is thwa …"

Fishing and the offshore oil industry: A delicate imbalance

By Christiane Badgley

Fishing and the offshore oil industry in Ghana

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… event of a spill. George Diawuoh, the oil and gas point man for Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency, said the agency is working to “cost the activity of …"

Fact Check: Permitting some fudging on oil stats

By Margaret L. Ryan

Obama official defends slow drilling record with selective use of data

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil":

"… gument on the number of permits issued in 2009, when the recession-plagued oil industry asked for the fewest permits in five years.But 2004 was the last …"

"… drilling permits at the 2009 rate of around eight a month. In between, the oil industry went through four years of boom before busting with the rest of t …"

"… mputing – while telling the truth, neither told the whole story.Offshore oil and gas drilling permit applications boomed between 2005 and 2008, along w …"

"… gas drilling permit applications boomed between 2005 and 2008, along with oil and gas prices – and cratered nearly as fast in 2008-09.Through the 1990 …"

National Academy releases interim report on Deepwater Horizon

By Aaron Mehta

The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council have just released preliminary findings on what caused the explosion a

Haphazard firefighting might have sunk BP oil rig

By Aaron Mehta and John Solomon

The Coast Guard has gathered evidence it failed to follow its own firefighting policy during the Deepwater Horizon disaster and is investiga

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… case of the Deepwater Horizon after such a severe explosion.Benton Baugh, president of the oil engineering and manufacturing firm Radoil Inc., said it is poss …"

Coast Guard logs reveal early spill estimate of 8,000 barrels a day

By John Solomon and Aaron Mehta

Coast Guard officials grasped the potential threat of a catastrophic spill within hours of the explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon dril

Excerpts from this story referencing "Gulf of Mexico":

"… t responders almost immediately understood the environmental threat to the Gulf of Mexico when Coast Guard officials detected the first signs of oil appearing on th …"

"… Horizon oil rig on fire, he knew oil was likely to start gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. At that same meeting, Shapiro said, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told t …"

Big oil wields ultra deep influence

By Laura Peterson

Legislators push for energy industry tax breaks, regulatory changes to hunt for oil at the bottom of the sea