Tuesday, June 11, 2019
deepwater horizon
Offshore

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Offshore Safety Rules

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department’s rollbacks of safety measures put in place...

June 11, 2019
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Interesting

President Obama Bans Offshore Drilling in Arctic and Parts of Atlantic

By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic...

December 20, 2016
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Maritime News

Obama Said to Block Selling New Drilling Rights in U.S. Arctic

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration is set to block the sale of new oil and gas drilling rights in U.S. Arctic waters under a five-year blueprint,...

November 16, 2016
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
News

Bid to Limit U.S. Offshore Drilling Gains in Wake of Trump Win

By Ari Natter and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — A long-shot bid to convince the Obama administration to use 24 words of a 1953 law to permanently restrict oil development...

November 15, 2016
Total Views: 25

Friday, September 16, 2016
Maritime News

Obama Enlists Republican Kasich to Push Trans-Pacific Trade Deal During Presidency

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual...

September 16, 2016
Total Views: 15

Saturday, September 3, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama listens during a joint ratification of the Paris climate change agreement ahead of the G20 Summit at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou
Defense

Obama Presses China On Maritime Treaty

By Roberta Rampton (Reuters) U.S. President Barack Obama pressed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday on territorial disputes in the South China Sea, urging Beijing to uphold its legal obligations and stressing...

September 3, 2016
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Offshore

Offshore Drilling Foes Invoke 1953 Law to Prod Obama on U.S. Ban

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Environmental activists who dangled from bridges and paddled kayaks around an Arctic rig have a new strategy for stopping oil development off U.S. coasts:...

May 24, 2016
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Interesting

Obama Administration Does U-Turn on Atlantic Drilling

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – The Obama administration reversed course on Tuesday on a proposal to open the southeastern Atlantic coast to drilling as an oil price...

March 15, 2016
Total Views: 22

Friday, October 16, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Halts Arctic Drilling Under Obama Administration

  By Brian Wingfield and Joe Carroll (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Interior Department canceled the two remaining Arctic oil and gas lease sales scheduled to occur under its current program,...

October 16, 2015
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Maritime News

Chinese Navy Ships Make First Appearance in Bering Sea

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Five Chinese Navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in an...

September 2, 2015
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Maritime News

President Obama Wants More Heavy Icebreakers

  By Roberta Rampton ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept 1 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where...

September 1, 2015
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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Maritime News

President Obama Defends Alaska Offshore Drilling

  By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what...

August 30, 2015
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Interesting

US Approves Cuba Ferry Service

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday approved licenses for passenger ferry service between the United States and Cuba, a Treasury Department official told Reuters.

May 5, 2015
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Friday, July 26, 2013
Blog

President Obama Talks Jobs, Ports at JAXPORT [VIDEO]

On July 25, 2013, President Barack Obama used Florida's Port of Jacksonville, or JAXPORT, as the backdrop to speak about the importance of manufacturing and ports to the nation's economy.

July 26, 2013
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Friday, June 28, 2013
offshore drilling sunset semisubmersible
Offshore

U.S. House Backs Bill To Expand Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

The measure would require the Obama administration to conduct additional sales of oil and gas leases off the coasts of Virginia, South Carolina, southern California and Alaska over the next five years.

June 28, 2013
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
News

White House Push For Food Aid Reform Encounters Fierce Lobbying

Obama's plan for food aid reform is opposed by... pretty much everyone. Shipping included.

May 1, 2013
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Uncategorized

Obama To Nominate Anthony Foxx As Transportation Secretary

President Barack Obama plans on Monday to nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next transportation secretary, a White House official said on Sunday.

April 28, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Uncategorized

Obama Ocean Plan Aims To Protect Economy, Environment

New plan aimed at protecting oceans, coastal and Great Lakes environments around the United States while safeguarding related businesses.

April 16, 2013
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Navy

Shipyard Photos of The Day – President Obama Talks Sequestration at Newport News Shipbuilding

U.S. President Barack Obama looks at the bow sections of the USS John Warner before speaking at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia on February 26, 2013. Obama visited...

February 27, 2013
Total Views: 16

Thursday, February 2, 2012
offshore wind farm
Uncategorized

Obama Administration Announces Major Steps toward Leasing for Offshore Wind Projects in Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — Echoing President Obama’s State of the Union call for an “all of the above” energy strategy, the Department of the Interior today marked a major milestone for offshore...

February 2, 2012
Total Views: 3