The Obama Administration is granting leases for offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic — while making other parts of the ocean available for developing wind farms. The President's calling for "all of the above," but advocates insist on important differences in energy generated, jobs created and potential threats to the environment.
Also, President Obama makes a formal war authorization request against ISIS, and US diplomats and Marines head for the airport in Yemen.
Photo: Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, England (Harald Pettersen/Statoil)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on offshore wind management
Center for Public Integrity probe of Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition showing close ties to industry
Kusnetz on governors and oil industry working hand in hand in offshore drilling group
Oceana report on offshore energy, jobs, energy
Quest Offshore Resources' studies on access to offshore oil and gas resources
Center for Carbon Free Power Integration's Special Initiative on Offshore Wind