Facebook’s “Offshore Drilling” Mishap

Guest “irony can be so… ironic” by David Middleton Facebook abandons broken drilling equipment under Oregon coast seafloorUpdated Aug 13, 2020 By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive […] Despite their concerns, and a vocal campaign to stop the project, construction began earlier this year. Then, on April 28, the drilling crew hit an unexpected area…

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Why is the Brazil oil spill still described as “mysterious”?

Guest “why?” by David Middleton Mysterious oil spill threatens marine biodiversity haven in Brazil By Herton Escobar Nov. 4, 2019 , 4:50 PM Marine scientists in Brazil are closely monitoring the incursion of a mysterious oil spill into the largest biodiversity hot spot in the South Atlantic Ocean. The region, known as the Abrolhos Bank, shelters…

Trump Administration to open 90% of US Offshore to leasing and roll back Obama-era drilling regulations

Guest post by David Middleton The plan is to open almost everything in the 2019-2024 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program, with Eastern Gulf leasing beginning when the Congressional moratorium expires after 2022. Secretary Zinke Announces Plan For Unleashing America’s Offshore Oil and Gas Potential Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire U.S. Outer Continental Shelf…

Obama administration ruled in contempt on drill ban

Excerpt from Bloomberg: U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules By Laurel Brubaker Calkins – Feb 3, 2011 11:53 AM PT The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled. Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and…