This report from the U.K. House of Commons expresses confidence in the government's regulatory ability over the oil drilling sector, while conceding that some proposed expansions in regulation should be adopted in light of the B.P. spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Marshall I. Goldman interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman
Mikhail Khodorkovsky's sentencing to another prison term was a foregone conclusion, underscoring both the continued power of President Putin and Khodorkovsky's arrogance in trying to thwart him, says Russia expert Marshall Goldman.
The Obama administration has overreacted to the Gulf oil spill by suspending most new offshore drilling and moving to expand liabilities for future accidents, with implications for U.S. energy security, says Jack Coleman, an energy industry official and legal expert.
Will the massive oil spill in the gulf have any impact on the U.S. relationship to oil? Will it spur more investment in so-called clean energy? Will it improve the prospects of climate and energy legislation?
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is not just a problem to clean up, says CFR's Michael Levi, it has serious commercial implications for some oil firms and has dimmed the prospects of U.S. climate legislation.
President Barack Obama's move to expand oil and gas drilling in U.S. coastal waters aims mainly to build political support for his energy agenda, but will have limited impact on oil markets, writes CFR's Michael Levi.
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