• Wall Street Journal: Drilling Is Stalled Even After Ban Is Lifted
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    Jan 3, 2011 -
    Drilling Is Stalled Even After Ban Is Lifted January 3, 2011 Wall Street Journal Ben Casselman and Daniel Gilbert More than two months after the Obama administration lifted its ban on drilling in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, oil companies are still waiting for approval to drill the first new oil well there. Experts n... More
  • Arizona Daily Star: Another Deadly Shooting on Federal Lands Along the Southern Border
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    Dec 15, 2010 -
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was shot and killed Tuesday night by bandits near Rio Rico, Arizona. Sources have confirmed that the shooting occurred on federal lands in the Coronado National Forest. This is the latest violent crime to occur on federal are... More
  • Rasmussen Reports: Most Say Continuing Offshore Ban Will Hurt Economy
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    Dec 6, 2010 -
    NOTE: 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the new seven-year ban will increase gas prices 54% predict that it will be bad for the economy Most Say Continuing Offshore Ban Will Hurt Economy December 6, 2010 Rasmussen Reports The Obama administration announced last week that it is continuing the ban on offshore oil and gas... More
  • CQ Weekly: A Burst of Energy For Natural Resources?
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    Nov 29, 2010 -
    A Burst of Energy For Natural Resources? By Margaret Kriz Hobson, CQ Staff CQ Weekly November 28, 2010 Doc Hastings, a 69-year-old former paper executive from Washington state, has kept a low profile during his 16 years in the House, working on the lesser-known Rules and ethics committees and earning a reputation as a ... More
  • Houston Chronicle: Seahawk sells rig amid downturn in shallow-water drilling
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    Oct 15, 2010 -
    Seahawk sells rig amid downturn in shallow-water drilling October 14, 2010 Houston Chronicle Jennifer A. Dlouhy Seahawk Drilling is selling one of its rigs to an India-based oil service firm — and CEO Randy Stilley warns that could be just the first of many, as the company tries to raise cash and get rid of money-drain... More
  • New York Times: Drilling Plans Off Cuba Stir Fears of Impact on Gulf
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    Sep 30, 2010 -
    Drilling Plans Off Cuba Stir Fears of Impact on Gulf September 30, 2010 New York Times Clifford Kraus HOUSTON — Five months after the BP oil spill, a federal moratorium still prohibits new deepwater drilling in the American waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And under longstanding federal law, drilling is also banned near ... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: The Real Gulf Disaster
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    Sep 22, 2010 -
    The Real Gulf Disaster The Wall Street Journal September 22, 2010 Editorial On Sunday Federal spill-response chief Thad Allen declared BP's ruptured well "effectively dead." Now if only Gulf residents weren't stuck coping with the disaster the government created after the accident—namely, the federal drilling moratori... More
  • Associated Press: A look at who got gov't Gulf work
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    Sep 13, 2010 -
    AP ENTERPRISE: A look at who got gov't Gulf work Associated Press Sharon Theimer Monday, September 13, 2010 WASHINGTON – The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was k... More
  • Houston Chronicle: Other Energy Issues Seep into Spill Legislation
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    Jul 29, 2010 -
    Other Energy Issues Seep into Spill Legislation July 28, 2010, 7:33PM Houston Chronicle Jennifer A. Dlouhy WASHINGTON — Energy legislation advancing in the Senate would force companies to reveal closely held details about the chemical cocktails they use to extract natural gas from shale rock, imposing the first federal... More
  • FOX 10 News: A Rancher’s Personal Battle
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    Jul 20, 2010 -
    A Rancher’s Personal Battle July 19, 2010 KSAZ Fox 10 News John Hook Click here to watch DOUGLAS, Ariz. - This Arizona rancher is on the front lines of the border battle, living not far from a nearly non-existent border fence east of Douglas in the southeastern part of the state. This Arizona rancher is on the front li... More
  • E&P Magazine: Offshore drilling moratorium affects everyone
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    Jul 19, 2010 -
    Offshore drilling moratorium affects everyone Study outlines how the Obama administration’s offshore moratorium will negatively impact industries nationwide. 7/19/10 E&P Magazine By Rebecca Torrellas The presidential offshore drilling moratorium will cost approximately US $2.1 billion in economic loss to the states alo... More
  • The Hill: House, Senate call for new oil spill panel
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    Jul 14, 2010 -
    House, Senate call for new oil spill panel The Hill’s E2-Wire July 14, 2010 By Darren Goode The House Natural Resources Committee has joined a Senate panel in approving the creation of a bipartisan oil spill commission that would effectively compete against President Obama’s. The House panel agreed by voice vote Wedne... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Salazar Stuns Oil Spill Hearing
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    Jul 13, 2010 -
    Note: “The really odd moment came when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a statement that he was looking to the commission for information that could inform the administration’s position on halting deepwater drilling. Salazar’s statement stunned the commission’s two co-chairmen, William K. Reilly and Bob Graham, w... More
  • FOX News: Drug Cartel Activity Threatens Texas Water Supplies, Lawmaker Says
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    Jun 21, 2010 -
    Drug Cartel Activity Threatens Texas Water Supplies, Lawmaker Says June 21, 2010 FOXNews.com Joshua Rhett Miller Drug cartel activity along the Mexican border presents serious security threats to the area's water supply system, particularly on federally-owned lands in southern Texas, a U.S. lawmaker says. Members of th... More
  • FOX News: Border Patrol Charged Millions for Habitat Damage, Republicans Say Enough 'Extortion'
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    Jun 21, 2010 -
    Border Patrol Charged Millions for Habitat Damage, Republicans Say Enough 'Extortion' June 21, 2010 FOXNews.com Judson Berger Republican lawmakers are calling on the Interior Department to stop charging what they describe as "extortion" money from the Border Patrol -- millions of under-the-radar dollars meant to cover ... More
  • FOX News: Border Patrol Navigating Reams of Regulation to Secure Federal Land
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    Jun 18, 2010 -
    Border Patrol Navigating Reams of Regulation to Secure Federal Land June 18, 2010 FOXNews.com Border Patrol agents must navigate a patchwork of environmental regulations dating back decades in order to police for drug cartels, smugglers and illegal immigrants -- often on foot-and-horseback in some of the most vulnerabl... More
  • FOX News: Federal Regs on Environment May Be Hindering Border Security, Lawmakers Say
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    Jun 16, 2010 -
    Federal Regs on Environment May Be Hindering Border Security, Lawmakers Say FOXNews.com June 16, 2010 Federal environmental regulations that prevent border agents from expanded patrols of national wildlife parks appear to have had a hand in the government's decision to declare an 80-mile stretch of Arizona-Mexico borde... More
  • New York Times Video: The Roughneck's Lament
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    Jun 16, 2010 -
    The Roughneck's Lament New York Times Rob Harris & Tom Zeller Jr. June 11, 2010 Click here to watch If President Obama's drilling moratorium lasts six months, many oil rigs will leave the Gulf of Mexico, probably for years, leaving workers in the local oil industry scared and frustrated. # # # Print version of this doc... More
  • FOX News: U.S. Closes Park Land Along Mexico Border to Americans
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    Jun 15, 2010 -
    U.S. Closes Park Land Along Mexico Border to Americans FOX News June 15, 2010 Click here to watch Note: To help address violence on federal lands along the border, House Republicans, led by National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee Rob Bishop (UT-01), have introduced legislation (H.R. 5016) to ensure that t... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: Drilling Bits of Fiction
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    Jun 10, 2010 -
    Drilling Bits of Fiction Seven experts say the White House distorted their views 6/10/2010 Wall Street Journal Editorial The Obama Administration is under political pressure to reverse its ill-considered deep water drilling moratorium, and the latest blowback comes from seven angry experts from the National Academy of... More
  • E&E Daily: Birnbaum's game of telephone ends in firing
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    May 28, 2010 -
    Birnbaum's game of telephone ends in firing Mike Soraghan E&E Daily May 28, 21010 Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum might have kept her job a little longer if she'd stayed in her office and kept her phone on the hook yesterday. Instead, she was forced to resign in a move that highlights the Obama admini... More
  • FOX News: Signs Point to Administration Plan to Lock Up 13M Acres of Federal Land
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    May 27, 2010 -
    Signs Point to Administration Plan to Lock Up 13M Acres of Federal Land Brian Wilson FOX News May 27, 2010 Click here to watch A leaked partial document produced by the Bureau of Land Management and obtained by Fox News suggests the Obama administration is considering a plan to lock up 13 million acres of land -- and t... More
  • Vancouver Sun: Protecting endangered species interfering with border security: U.S. Republicans
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    May 27, 2010 -
    Protecting endangered species interfering with border security: U.S. Republicans Randy Boswell Vancouver Sun May 26, 2010 A group of Republican lawmakers says policies aimed at protecting the grizzly bear and other cross-boundary species along the U.S.-Canada border are putting wildlife conservation ahead of national s... More
  • FOX News: Congressman Seeks to Expand EPA's Control of Water
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    Apr 23, 2010 -
    Click here to watch Congressman Seeks to Expand EPA's Control of Water FOX News April 21, 2010 Brian Wilson A Democratic congressman is seeking to strip the word "navigable" from the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to surpass the limits imposed by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the ki... More
  • Washington Examiner Editorial: Securing the border is the first priority
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    Apr 19, 2010 -
    Securing the border is the first priority Washington Examiner Editorial April 19, 2010 A feud between the Departments of the Interior and Homeland Security over federal wilderness areas that constitute 40 percent of the nation's southern border has been undermining the mission of both agencies for nearly a decade. This... More
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