The U.S. Interior Department’s proposed relaxation of regulations designed to prevent another catastrophic offshore-drilling explosion could prove disastrous for the mid-Atlantic shoreline, Maryland’s attorney general wrote in a letter this week to regulators.
Maryland Rep. Andy Harris says he doesn't support offshore drilling off Maryland's coast.
WASHINGTON — Opposition to the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling is mounting as Democrats from coastal states accuse President Donald Trump of punishing states with Democratic leaders and a second Republican governor asks to withdraw his state from the plan. Democrats said Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke were being hypocritical by agreeing […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that drew immediate opposition from several governors, including Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The five-year drilling plan, which would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more […]
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says a plan allowing offshore drilling along a wide area of the Atlantic Coast is "a big mistake" by President Barack Obama's administration.
Imperium Inc., of Beltsville, a manufacturer of ultrasound cameras, announced it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Subsea 7 to adapt Imperium’s camera inspection system for underwater applications by the energy industry. The agreement covers diver and remote vehicle mounted uses in offshore energy settings.
WASHINGTON — In an election-year swipe at President Barack Obama’s energy policies, the Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to revoke Obama’s five-year plan for offshore drilling, replacing it with its own plan that calls for more ambitious oil and gas development off the U.S. coast. The legislation will likely go nowhere in the Senate, and […]
RICHMOND, Va. — Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb introduced legislation Wednesday to open waters off Virginia to gas and oil exploration in 2012 and to redraw maps to encompass more territory for drilling and bring in more revenue. Virginia had been banking on a lease sale of offshore tracts by 2012, but planned East […]
NEW ORLEANS — An offshore drilling services company asked a federal judge Wednesday to rule that government regulators have unreasonably delayed action on deepwater drilling permit applications even after lifting a drilling moratorium imposed in the wake of the massive Gulf oil spill. Ensco Offshore Company asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to issue a […]
NEW ORLEANS — The Justice Department sued BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill Wednesday, an opening salvo in the government’s effort to get billions of dollars for untold economic and environmental damage. The government accuses the companies of disregarding federal safety regulations in drilling the well that blew out April […]
ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says President Barack Obama made the right decision in not pursuing offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or along the East Coast. The foundation says an oil spill could devastate the Chesapeake Bay’s crab industry, and offshore drilling poses unjustifiable risks to the bay, the region’s tourism […]