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Bp Oil Disaster

Current Emergency Regulations a Recipe for Disaster

Riki Ott | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Riki Ott

Regulating by emergency orders gives the distinct impression that the government is wholly unprepared to deal with safe handling of ultra-hazardous oils. Maybe it's time to take a good look at what we are doing and where we are heading before creating an energy future that may be slowing national productivity, not building it.

Time for BP's Fantasy to Turn Into Payback for the Gulf

David Yarnold | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
David Yarnold

What's the difference between BP paying $5.4 billion to repair the epic mess it created along the Gulf Coast and the $21 billion check it should write? Two words: "grossly negligent."

What the Fukushima and BP Disasters Remind Us About Our Failure to Communicate

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

If we really want accurate information and danger assessments during a health-threatening crisis, we must demand that government officials refrain from protecting us from the bad news.

Ship That Caused Major Disaster To Be Used For Scrap

Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

More than 20 years later, a ship best known for causing an environmental catastrophe is finally being put to rest. The Exxon Valdez, which spille...

WATCH: Oil Giant BP In Sticky Situation With Art World

Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

BP, the oil mega power infamously known for the disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, is continuing their controversial funding of several B...

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.

BP Protest in the Gulf; the Oil's Not Gone

Rocky Kistner | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

As fishermen and gulf residents struggle with declining fish catches, a lousy seafood market and continuing battles with BP claims administrator Ken Feinberg, no one knows when it will end.

A Dolphin's Dilemma for Fishermen in the Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The people of the gulf struggle on, hoping their lives will quickly return to the way it was before the oil invaded their shores. Like a mother dolphin pushing her dead calf, people of the bayou are desperate to find a solution to their terrible dilemma.

A World Away From the Gulf, Penguins Fight Oil Too

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner


Gulf Mom Threatened by Oil Disaster Walks the Walk to D.C.

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Cherri Foytlin is a mom on a mission. As the anniversary of the BP oil disaster approaches, Cherri says the message still is not getting to the country's political leaders. So the Louisiana mother decided to take the message to them in person.

Grand Isle Businesses Battered by BP Oil Disaster

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

2011-02-05-rockykistner.jpgFor over 30 years, the Rigauds owned one of the most popular eateries on Grand Isle, LA.

Oil Spill Commissioner Pledges to Address Health Issues

Ada McMahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ada McMahon

We need more than just a report, we need immediate help now to address an urgent and growing health crisis along the Gulf Coast.

DOJ Pursues Clean Water Fines for BP, Now Congress Must Ensure Funds for Gulf Restoration

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

To miss the opportunity to take the pulse of the Gulf through long-term research and monitoring would be to gamble with the Gulf's future and jeopardize the ecological engine that drives our economy.

Comparing the Chilean Miners' Rescue to the BP Oil Spill

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"Watching the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners, though, I was struck by the similarity with the efforts to cap BP's runaway Macondo well in the...

'It's as if a Nuclear Apocalypse has Gone Off in the Gulf'

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Allison Kilkenny

All the right rich people want the Gulf squared in their rearview mirrors. The oil companies want to drill, and many politicians want the oil companies to stay happy so they can secure their donations come election time.

As Turtle Toll Tops 1,000, NWF Overflight Finds Mystery Discolorations

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Since the oil gusher was capped, observed wildlife impacts have gotten significantly worse. That seems counterintuitive. But it's what wildlife officials are reporting along the Gulf Coast.

Sandra Bullock Removes Support From 'Restore The Gulf' Campaign Amid Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sandra Bullock has temporarily withdrawn her support from a campaign called Restore The Gulf after questions about its connections to oil companies ar...

Sam Stein

Gulf Coast Restoration Group With Oil Industry Ties Defends Itself From Critics | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Gulf-area wetland restoration company under heat for advocating taxpayer assistance for coastal cleanup efforts defended itself on Thursday against ...

Wetlands Front Group Funded by Big Oil Wants Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for BP's Gulf Destruction

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

A group of oil companies including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Citgo, and Chevron are using a front group called America's WETLAND Foundation to spread the message that taxpayers should pay for the damage caused by BP.

Gulf Oyster Workers "Facing Tremendous Amount of Uncertainty" (Video)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, just returned from another trip to the Gulf Coast. The BP oil disaster is hurting the people who rely on healthy oyster populations.

Bloomberg News Refuses to Correct Blatantly False Drilling Ban Story

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Nelson

Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the answer is no. On Thursday I documented a blatantly false Bloomberg news story designed to mislead readers ab...

Note to Mel Gibson : Have I Got a Role for You!

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

I don't think you'll be doing a sequel to What Women Want any time soon, since apparently you think what they want is to be called 'whore' 800 times and then get a bat to the side of the head.

Nearly Five Years Later Still No Levee Commission, Why?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal continues to demand the 8/29 Investigation Act, a truly independent bipartisan investigation of the flood protection failures during Katrina.

GOP Can't Decide How to Attack Obama Over Oil Spill Response

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

In wide-ranging interview published today by the conservative Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, House Minority Leader John Boehner told the paper's editors t...

PHOTOS: Hands Across The Sand Against Offshore Drilling

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Close to 500 people gathered at the Santa Monica pier last Saturday to participate in the global Hands Across the Sand event. At 12pm, the participant...