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Thousands Seize The Moment, Join Hands To Move Beyond Oil

Courtney Hight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Courtney Hight

Thousands met up this Saturday to join hands against offshore drilling. Senators and President Obama, the choices are quite clear: the people or the polluters? Who will you choose?

What Role Will Senator Murkowski Play in Climate and Energy Negotiations?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Speaking at a sparsely-attended luncheon in Fairbanks, AK on Friday, Senator Murkowski (R-AL) touted her failed effort to block the EPA from regulatin...

Ryan Grim

Joe Barton: The Vultures Circle | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Barton's fate rests with the voters, though they don't have to wait until November to weigh in. Republican leadership aides say that Barton's abil...

Marine Life Struggling in Oil Slick off Florida (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant


Gulf Oil Spill: BP's Secret Army Of Oil Disaster Contractors

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The true story of the BP disaster is how private contractors, not the government, are handling the response. Of the 25,000 people responding to the gr...

CNN Poll: 82% of Americans Approve of the Idea of a BP Escrow Fund

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

CNN released polling Thursday with fascinating data on how Americans feel about the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but focused the story on a minor slip in Obama's approval

Demand No More Coal, No More Oil This Independence Day

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

19th century energy sources have no place in a clean-energy economy. Coal belongs in the same category as oil -- dirty and dangerous energy sources we must phase out as soon as possible.

Will Any Republicans Join Democrats in Holding BP Accountable?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Democrats' odds of getting movement on a climate bill may hinge on their ability to make the connection between the oil spill and the urgent need for energy reform -- and, the extent to which Republicans join them.

Gulf Wildlife Hotline Hilarity: "What's the Nearest Major Intersection?" (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Two National Wildlife Federation staffers called the Deepwater Horizon Response hotline yesterday to report oiled wildlife. Neither came away hopeful at getting much of a response.

BP Workers Accidentally Stomp Pelican Eggs? (PHOTO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Plaquemines Parish cleanup crew discovered broken eggs and crushed chicks on Queen Bess Island on Tuesday, and parish leaders are blaming BP workers cleaning up the oil spill for the damage.

Official Oil Spill Estimate Doubles to 20,000-40,000 Barrels Per Day

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

This is devastating: Most of the experts have concluded that, given the limited data available and the small amount of time to process that data, the ...

Dan Froomkin

NOAA's Dual Mission Puts Some Data On A Slower Track | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three weeks after BP's oil well blew up and started poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the private research vessel Jack Fitz, carrying a team of well-equip...

Can the Internet Fix Politics?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jane Hamsher

None of us can win the battle against a heavily out-gunned corporate world alone. Online activists must change the terms of political debates. Until we do, we're simply putting new tools in the service of the old order. And we will continue to lose.