It is cynical for politicians to claim that more drilling will relieve high gas prices. More drilling only means more profits for the oil industry -- not lower costs at the pump
In a powerful new documentary, Stories from the Gulf, residents make it clear they are still suffering the aftermath of the largest oil spill in U.S. history. We must not minimize their struggle or sense of loss, which persists to this day.
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Jason Anderson, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Gordon Jones (M-I SWACO), Blair Manuel (M-I SWACO),...
One explanation for inaction on climate disruption is that, like frogs in a slowly heating pot, we just don't notice it. But a year ago, the waters boiled -- with oil and gas -- and we still seem incapable of protecting ourselves.
So how's it going one year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster? There's no shortage of info on the topic in the media. But the media can get things wrong. So here are two veterans of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to tell it like it is.
"[Another spill] could happen again tomorrow. And if it did, the response would be as bad," says Carl Safina, founding president of Blue Ocean Institute.
One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig -- owned and operated by Transocean and leased by BP -- exploded off the coast of Louisiana. El...
I was reminded of BP as I watched the Tokyo Electric Power Company catastrophe. Both disasters are gifts from an energy industry that reassures us their operations are safe while investing little in making sure of it.
This day carries very real legal significance for residents in the Gulf region who are suing BP, Halliburton and Transocean and hoping to hold them accountable for the tremendous damage these companies caused.
Today, big oil companies involved in last year's disaster are exploiting legal loopholes in an effort to get off the hook for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. It's time to put an end to this.
We should not just close some of our coasts to drilling. We should close all of them. Offshore drilling will always result in another disaster like we saw one year ago today.
In the wake of the BP blowout, President Obama signed an executive order establishing America's first national ocean policy. The oil industry, which has generated a trillion dollars in offshore revenues since 1946, was not pleased.
Between the Deepwater Horizon spill and the end of August, BP spent over $93 million on advertisements, three times what the oil giant spent in April through July 2009. It's a number that outraged lawmakers.
Today marks the first anniversary of the worst environmental catastrophe in the history of the US. But, unfortunately, most Americans, including our politicians, are suffering from collective amnesia about that tragic event.
After this week, many reporters will go back to not covering sick fishermen and dead dolphins because it's time for someone else's terrible anniversary. But here are seven tips for those looking to invest in the area for more than a day.