oil shale

Obama Administration Restarts Oil Shale Leasing in Colorado, Utah

Article: Obama Administration Restarts Oil Shale Leasing in Colorado, Utah

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – The Department of the Interior will offer a second round of research, development, and demonstration leases for oil shale in Colorado and Utah and withdraw the previous administration’s proposal for expanded research, development and demonstration leases, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today. “We need to push forward aggressively…

Robert Redford: Mr. President, Respect Our Choice

Article: Robert Redford: Mr. President, Respect Our Choice

Americans Rejected ‘Drill, Baby, Drill.’ Bush Should Respect Our Choice. By Robert Redford Part of the change Americans just voted for in overwhelming numbers was to move away from the failed energy philosophy of “drill, baby, drill” to a more farsighted strategy, emphasized by Barack Obama, based on clean, renewable energy and efficiency. Yet on…

Congress Allows Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to Expire

Article: Congress Allows Offshore Oil Drilling Ban to Expire

WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – President George W. Bush today signed a consolidated appropriations bill that funds government operations through March 2009, including disaster relief. The measure also lifts a long-standing legislative ban on offshore oil and gas leasing cherished by conservationists. Earlier this year, President Bush lifted an executive moratorium on oil…

U.S. Mayors Resolve to Avoid Burning Tar Sands Oil

Article: U.S. Mayors Resolve to Avoid Burning Tar Sands Oil

MIAMI, Florida, June 28, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Miami this week adopted a resolution aimed at avoiding the use of high carbon fuels such as tar sands, liquid coal, and oil shale. The resolution encourages fuel analyses that include emissions from production, not just from burning the fuel. The…