Meanwhile, a proposal to expand offshore drilling in U.S. waters has been halted indefinitely.
The Trump administration has asked a federal judge to allow seismic airgun testing to begin off the Atlantic coast while a lawsuit to prevent the practice works its way through the courts.
Environmental law experts say the presidential powers unlocked by declaring a national emergency are the wrong tools for solving the climate crisis.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Tuesday announced the approval of the first offshore oil production facility in federal waters off the coast of Alaska.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a plan to block offshore drilling off the state's coast on Monday.
Though this hurricane will likely only hit the oil industry with a glancing blow, the industry won't always be able to weather the storm.
But even as environmentalists celebrate the decommissioning of Platform Holly, they remind state officials and residents that California remains an oil state.
Governor Phil Murphy's swiftness in moving to protect New Jersey's shores from oil exploration is the result of plans by the Trump administration to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and the Pacific.
The decision would remove protections for up 100 million acres of water, some of which have been closed to drilling for three decades.
Congress gets an F for stalling the implementation of new safety regulations.
Fear of unemployment leads places blighted by oil or coal to hold on all the tighter to those industries.
Innovation, and not just drilling the same well deeper, could make energy in America as common, as, well, salt.
Only a fool would support expanded domestic exploration — offshore or elsewhere — under the Bush administration's dysfunctional energy policies. Here's how those policies need to change for America to responsibly find the energy it needs.