Posts Tagged: Rodger Schlickeisen

Oil boom, © Krista Schyler/Defenders

BREAKING: Congress Serves American Coasts to Big Oil on Silver Platter »

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the third bill in a series of three fast-track drilling pieces that favors Big Oil profits over safety of coastal communities and environments. H.R. 1231 does not solve our gas price problem, but it does put at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs that rely on clean coastal waters. It also threatens thousands of miles of coastal habitat and exposes countless bird and marine species to the dangers of offshore drilling.

Suffering From Oil Disaster Amnesia, House Votes to Fast-track Offshore Drilling »

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the first in a series of three bills that mandates the acceleration of the offshore drilling permitting process and opens up new areas to oil and gas drilling, including offshore along the coasts of California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida and in the Arctic Ocean. Hear what Defenders’ president and CEO Rodger Schlickeisen had to say.

Obama Fails to Acknowledge Wildlife Losses in BP Anniversary Statement »

In President Obama’s acknowledgment today of the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil disaster, he failed to mention the enormous losses sustained by the Gulf ecosystem – not only to a fishing-dependent economy but to the thousands of animals killed or harmed by toxic oil and dispersants that persist in natural habitats even today.