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Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Four Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Is Recovering Faster Than Environment

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Despite the ongoing carnage, little has been done to tighten oversight necessary to prevent similar spills in the future. The name of the agency overseeing offshore drilling changed, but little else.

Collaboration, Not Heros, Drives Shifts in Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

When I heard in late December that Bill McKibben had written another article for Rolling Stone, I was thrilled. His July 2012 piece for that publication -- 'Global Warming's Terrifying Math' -- started a firestorm.

Emily Swanson

BP's Public Image Oddly Mixed 3 Years After Gulf Spill | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green

Three years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Americans are still likely to have an unfavorable view of the company involved in the disast...

Lynne Peeples

Hurricane Isaac May Stir Up Oil From BP Spill | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

As Hurricane Isaac batters the Gulf Coast, some experts are warning that the storm could threaten more than levees, power lines and gas prices. Isa...

Oil Spill Still Weighing On BP

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* Q1 replacement cost net ex one-offs $4.80 bln vs f'cast $5.10 bln * To sell 50,000 bbls/day output in Gulf of Mexico ...

A Gulf Chorus Fights BP's PR War

Rocky Kistner | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Maybe next year will be different. Perhaps the powers that be will confront the fact that the oil damage has not magically gone away and that the fertile fishing grounds of the Gulf appear to be getting worse.

A Fisherman's Farewell? Gulf Residents Fight for Their Future 15 Months After the BP Blowout

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Ever since BP's mammoth Deepwater Horizon rig blew 15 months ago, the lives of thousands of fishermen across the Gulf have never been the same. Many say they were poisoned by oil and chemical dispersants after being thrust into cleanup jobs they were woefully unprepared for.

Disaster in the Gulf: So What Are We Doing About It?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In the Gulf, new information is confirming fears that fish and wildlife -- and millions of people on the Coast -- are being seriously impacted by the 4.9 million barrels of BP oil spewed from the ocean deep last year.

Today, Youth Across the U.S. Take Action to Make BP Pay!

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

Together, our movement can be strong enough to topple the deadly influence that big polluters have in Washington, and across the nation. With your help, we can restore the Gulf Coast and hold BP accountable.

Gulf Coast Restoration: Where Does Obama Stand?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Shearer

In the context of the encouraging words the president spoke in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, it would be refreshing to see the federal government helping to make things better along the Gulf Coast, instead of worse.

It's Time We Take the "For Sale" Sign Off the Capitol Lawn

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

When candidates have to raise millions of dollars just to run a competitive campaign, they're going to turn to wealthy donors, and the voice of the everyday American isn't going to be heard.

Alex Hubbard Struggles To Find Work After Returning To Lower Ninth Ward

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Alex Hubbard has many things in his life to be thankful for. He has two daughters in college, two more finishing high school and a newly constructed h...

The Final Lesson of BP

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The will of the American people is being subordinated to the demands of giant money-making machines called global corporations that can now spend or threaten to spend unlimited amounts of money in support of any politician.

Feinberg: BP Is Stalling Payments To Victims

CNBC | Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

British energy giant BP is holding up payments to economic victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of a $20 billion c...

Gulf Oil Spill: BP Tries To Limit Release Of Oil Spill Research

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press HOUSTON -- Faced with hundreds of lawsuits and a deep need for experts, BP has been offeri...

Is America on a Losing Track?

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

For many Americans it is unthinkable that the unfettered marketplace will not solve all our problems or that contemporary capitalism has broken its promise to provide a good life for all. Repair requires fundamental structural change.

Three Of Every Four Oil And Gas Lobbyists Worked For Federal Government

Washington Post | Dan Eggen and Kimberly Kindy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, a proportion that far exceeds the u...

Your New BFF, the Chemical Industry

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

The SCC says we need "Public safety information for all chemicals, and prompt action to phase out the most dangerous chemicals." Our BFF only wants to studying a handful of those chemicals.

BP CEO "Predicts ‘Illegitimate' Lawsuits Because ‘This Is America'

Climate Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP is financially responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, so it is desperately trying the limit the financial and legal fall out....

America, This Is Our Wake-up Call

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

I don't care how much money the oil industry pumps into lobbying ($169 million in 2009) -- this disaster should make clear to every American that the price for prolonging our dependence on oil is just too high.

BP's Gulf Coast Oil Spill Containment Problem Is Unprecedented

LA Times | Jill Leovy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The company must stop a relentless gush of oil nearly a mile below the surface, in a situation that hasn't been dealt with before....

A 12-Step program for oil addicts: green grilling, chilling & more

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

At least consumers can cap our oil! This summer, as Americans anguish over the Gulf gusher, watching BP and the government point fingers while things ...

Gulf Oil Spill: Green Energy Is Healthy Energy

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lovinger

The oil spill and questions about US energy policy have certainly received a lot of press in the past few days. The most important message: a green energy policy is a healthy policy.

The Long Disaster: Ecotherapy as Emergency Medicine

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

The traumas we now face aren't just one-time disasters like a beating, rape, fatal disease or even a single hurricane or oil spill. They just keep coming.