- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
United States Minerals Management Service
Latest United States Minerals Management Service Items
A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled in favor of environmental groups that claimed the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in petroleum leases off Alaska's northwest coast in 2008.
Virginia has become the latest victim of the Obama administration's war against the domestic drilling industry. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced yesterday that waters off Virginia and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico will remain closed to drilling through 2017 despite the commonwealth's strong desire for oil and gas production. The moratorium will cost the Old Dominion jobs and tax revenue while further undermining America's domestic energy industry.
Ted Danson's day job is performing with Drew Barrymore in "Everybody Loves Whales," a movie now being filmed in Alaska.
Steve Henke, then a director of one of the largest field offices for the federal Bureau of Land Management, was applying for a job last year heading an oil and gas trade group when he sent a writing sample to his prospective employer from his government computer.
The Obama administration announced Monday that it is requiring environmental reviews for all new deep-water oil drilling, the order falling on the first day of the Gulf of Mexico's shrimping season.
The Gulf oil spill should not recede from the headlines without further attention to how President Obama continues to punish the victims. His moratorium on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is unreasonable and unconscionable.
A federal judge on Wednesday stopped companies from developing oil and gas wells on billions of dollars in leases off Alaska's northwest coast, saying the federal government failed to follow environmental law before it sold the drilling rights.
Just weeks after he opened up new coastal areas to offshore drilling, President Obama reversed course Thursday and suspended or canceled drilling projects in the Gulf, the Atlantic and the Arctic, and said he takes responsibility for the government's response in cleaning up the spill resulted from an explosion at a BP oil rig.