Obama OKs Arctic Drilling

PHOTO: Flickr.com/Sheharazade Al Arab President Obama gave the oil and gas company Shell permission to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Scientists and environmental groups claim that the risk of pollution from spills is too high.  Should an accident like the 2010 BP...

Oil Spill Out of Control in Gulf of Mexico

By AMANDA VENDER and ELAINE MATTHEWS This protester in St. Petersburg, Florida, drenched herself in chocolate sauce to protest oil drilling. PHOTO: blogs.creativeloafing.com Over 200,000 gallons of oil a day were flowing into the Gulf of Mexico as of early May 2010...

New Oil Drilling Off United States Coasts

By JYOTHI NATARAJAN PHOTO: flickr.com/kenhodge13 On March 31, 2010, President Obama announced that he would begin to allow oil and gas drilling in the oceans off of the Atlantic Coast of the United States, areas of the Gulf Coast near Florida and parts of the coast of...

Fifth Graders Send Message on Natural Gas Drilling

A natural gas drilling site in Dimock, Pennsylvania, located in the Catskill Mountains. In September 8,000 gallons of toxic fluids spilled from the Cabot Oil & Gas drilling site contaminating local ground water in Dimock. PHOTO: Catskills Mountainkeeper Sky Hawk...