Posts Tagged: Deepwater Horizon

Congress Votes for Big Oil Over Gulf – AGAIN »

The House of Representatives today passed the second reckless drilling bill in a series of three. Ironically called “Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work,” HR 1229 eliminates important safety and environmental considerations and gives experts far too little time to adequately evaluate the safety and environmental implications of drilling – exactly the type of reckless protocol that contributed to the disastrous BP Deepwater Horizon explosion.

Breaking: Obama Unveils Energy Doctrine Today »

Amid mounting pressure from Congress for more domestic drilling and rising gas prices, President Obama confronted our nation’s addiction to fossil fuels today in a speech that lays out a plan for reducing our dependence on foreign oil, diversifying energy sources and improving energy efficiency. But is this enough? Defenders is calling on lawmakers to focus on renewable energy.