Stephen Power

Energy and Environmental Policy Reporter, Wall Street Journal

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Yesterday, Federal Judge Martin Feldman ruled that the moratorium on 33 exploratory wells  was arbitrary-based  on the unsupported assumption that what happened to Deepwater Horizon…

Questions after Judge's Bombshell Ruling on Drilling Ban

Yesterday, Federal Judge Martin Feldman ruled that the moratorium on 33 exploratory wells was arbitrary-based on the unsupported assumption that what happened to Deepwater Horizon…

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The President says his  offshore oil-and-gas proposal  will "break out of the broken policies of the past."

Obama Drills for Consensus on Energy Consensus

The President says his offshore oil-and-gas proposal will "break out of the broken policies of the past."

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Nobody really knows how much oil and gas lie under the vast areas of the oceans that President Obama  wants to open  for exploration.

Obama Drills for Consensus on Energy

Nobody really knows how much oil and gas lie under the vast areas of the oceans that President Obama wants to open for exploration.

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