President Barack Obama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama Greenlights Controversial Arctic Drilling – Increasing Global Warming, Threatening Wildlife

(MintPress) — President Obama gave the Dutch Shell oil company executive approval last week to begin preparatory activities in the Alaskan arctic. The controversial decision came after years of legal battles and delays in the project. Although lawmakers tout the project as moving America toward greater energy independence and lower gas prices, environmental groups express continued […]