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Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling

Washington - Under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that he won’t allow offshore drilling in waters near Florida through 2024.

Oil and gas industry wants a crack at waters off Florida's coast

President Trump’s administration has proposed opening up nearly all of America’s offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, but the industry says it is mainly interested in one part of it, now cordoned off by the Pentagon - the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Trump to sign orders expanding drilling in Arctic and Atlantic

With one day left to rack up as many accomplishments within the first 100 days of his presidency as possible, Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order that could lead to the expansion of offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans today.

Op-Ed: Trump details his 'America-first energy plan' at conference

As the keynote speaker at the annual Shale Insight conference in downtown Pittsburgh, Thursday night, Donald Trump outlined his plans for pushing his fossil fuel agenda.

Belize offshore oil plan will ruin a pristine marine environment

Belmopan - The government of Belize, a country on the Eastern coast of Central America, is considering a draft proposal that would allow offshore drilling in 99 percent of its territorial waters, a move that would threaten the world's second largest coral reef.

Big Oil promises more jobs if it can expand drilling projects

With Big Oil raking $36 billion in profits, on March 1, 2011, Rep. William Keating (D-MA) offered a motion on the House floor, saying, “let’s stop sending taxpayer’s money to the most profitable companies in the world,”

New report calls for end to all new offshore drilling

Tucson - BP's catastrophe last year in the Gulf of Mexico that spilled more than 205 million gallons of oil into the ocean's waters, the result of fundamental dangers not being addressed, has led to a new report calling for an end to all new offshore drilling.

Will revamp of US offshore oil policing body restore confidence?

Washington - After investigative reports substantiated allegations of graft among other infractions that occured at one Minerals Management Service (MMS) branch charged with overseeing offshore oil leases and regulations, Ken Salazar has revamped the agency.

Judge nixes US offshore drilling moratorium as 'overbearing'

New Orleans - A judge ruled on a case brought to court by Hornbeck Offshore Services, lifting the US Department of the Interior's six-month ban on offshore drilling.

Italy goes for offshore drilling, will the Mediterranean survive?

L'aquila - The oil spill disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico does not seem to alarm politicians in Italy, where the government is going ahead to permit offshore drilling a mere five kilometres off the coastline, close to where a 2009 earthquake hit L'Aquila.

Scientist plans to put crude into Arctic ocean to test clean-up

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is behind a plan to dump up to 1,200 liters of crude oil in the Arctic Ocean in a bid to test clean-up responses.

The environmental problems still afflicting North America Special

Toronto - It has been 40 years since the Earth Day became cause célèbre in North America. We have come a long way and still have a long way to go, according to activists.

Barack Obama Willing To Compromise On Offshore Drilling

John McCain adjusted his position on offshore drilling in response to high gas prices and public opinion showing the majority of voters are now in favor of offshore drilling. Barack Obama is now indicating that he too is willing to compromise.

Democrats Go Against Public Opinion By Blocking Offshore Drilling Proposals

As gas prices rise, the topic of offshore drilling is rapidly becoming an issue going into the November elections. John McCain has recently come out in support of offshore drilling and Barack Obama is against it. Public opinion is favoring McCain's stance

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