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  • Obama's Arctic drilling strategy: It's complicated

    Obama's Arctic drilling strategy: It's complicated
    It was just in January when environmentalists were praising President Obama for setting aside nearly 10 million acres in the Arctic Ocean for protection from oil and gas development. Weeks before that, his administration announced he would not allow drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, home to one of the world’s richest runs of wild salmon.
  • Elections too long, costly

    I have heard from a number of my friends that if the 2016 presidential ticket pit a Clinton against a Bush, then they plan to sit this one out. I don't blame them. I think many of us are suffering from Clinton-Bush fatigue. Do we really want another...

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge
    President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers from environmentalists but setting off a bitter new battle Sunday with the Republican-controlled Congress over oil and...

    After the vote and the veto, the Keystone XL pipeline could make a comeback

    After the vote and the veto, the Keystone XL pipeline could make a comeback
    The U.S. Senate launched its first great debate of 2015 this week, on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from the tar sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas. Predictably, the rhetoric was apocalyptic. “I think XL stands for...

    Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling

    Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling
    In a boon to commercial fishermen, conservationists and Native Alaskans, President Obama on Tuesday withdrew the waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay from oil and gas development, vowing to protect the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishery....