A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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Here we go on the political see-saw with President Obama. Just last week, it was a sharp move down, as the White House continued to knuckle under to Big Oil interests on the critical issue of offshore drilling as it signed off on the risky practice of offshore drilling in the Arctic while continuing to promote new oil exploration in the Atlantic and elsewhere. The administration’s pro-drilling moves are deeply [...]

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The last decade — ever since it became clear in the mid-2000s that conventional oil fields around the planet were running low — has been the era of “extreme oil.” Big Oil promised the world that the wonder of new technologies — most notably hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as well as other advances in drilling capabilities — would make it possible to tap rich oil fields that were once unattainable. [...]

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President Obama has been having quite a summer. In fact, some political pundits are calling 2015 the most successful year of his presidency — his nuclear-weapons deal with Iran, congressional approval of his Asian trade deal, seeing his health-care plan ratified by the U.S. Supreme Court and pushing a sweeping overhaul of the criminal-justice system. In the seventh year of his presidency, Obama seems to have a stronger sense of [...]

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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I’ve long said that no likely BP settlement would ever be enough for the damage that its 2010 oil spill caused to the Gulf region. Mostly, that’s a moral argument: The purpose of punitive damages is that a company must be shown that the cost of doing bad is more than doing good — but that’s hard to do when an oil company’s typically reckless drilling and production practices bring [...]

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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Posted in Main, News Round-Up