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Open Web Platform for Gulf Oil Spill Beats Media Boom Ban

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Yobie Benjamin with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu "But at the end of the day, it's not about me. It's about the people of the Gulf," S...

"The Gulf Appears To Be Bleeding:" Institute for Southern Studies

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) features a compelling video on its website that documents an overflight at ground zero of the British Petrol...

BP's Incentive: To Not Capture All the Oil

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

While they have every incentive to get the well killed, BP also has every incentive to not capture 100% of the well flow until they do. As soon as they do, then a real, measurable spill number will be in front of the public.

Social Networking Crisis Map Shows Impacts of Oil Spill

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

UPDATE Breton National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Public Entry LOUISIANA -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has closed the Breton Natio...

Jason Linkins

ProPublica Photographer Detained By Law Enforcement At The Behest Of BP

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I know I sound like a broken record, but there is simply no end in sight to the overall media clampdown in the Gulf. It is enforced by BP, with the assistance of local law enforcement officials and the approval of the Federal government.

EPA, Coast Guard, and BP PR Tied to Airborne Corexit Denials

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

If Unified Command is suggesting that oil spill responders might want to reconsider using respirators, why have we been told by the EPA, at a press conference, that there are no dispersants in the air?

Jason Linkins

BP Media Clampdown: Journalists Now Face Possibility of Fines, Prison Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A month ago, Thad Allen issued an order granting the media "uninhibited access" to the areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thirty days later, it should be said that the order essentially has no real-world meaning at all.

Oil, Obfuscations and Videotape in the Gulf of Mexico

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Though federal and state officials claim to be "forward leaning" in their response to the oil leak, is total and absolute transparency the order of the day? Or is PR serving to pull the wool over the eyes of a confused public?

Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Did my July 3 post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency.

Gulf Oil Cleanup: Largely Untested 'Dispersant' Chemicals Are 'Promising' But Create Environmental Trade-Offs

AP | JASON DEAREN and RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROBERT, La. — A massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has become the testing ground for a new technique where a potent mix of chemicals is shot...

A Salute to the Mothers of Freedom

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

My mother Gloria was married to a military man. She moved her family 22 times in 31 years, over three continents, through three wars.

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Hindered Again By Rough Gulf Seas

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)— Cleanup crews across the Gulf of Mexico surveyed damage done by last week's hurricane while contending Sunday with choppy seas...

Facing the Future as a Media Felon on the Gulf Coast

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

The United States Coast Guard considers me a felon now, because I "willfully" want to obtain more photos like these to show you the utter devastation ...

Apocalypse Again

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Offshore oil has moved rapidly into frontier waters, developing "safer drilling technologies" only after disaster strikes. It's time to re-establish the moratorium on new offshore drilling.

Friday Talking Points [121] -- Swampy Muck

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Once you get started, it becomes quite easy to justify shaking people down for their papers. I think the police should pull over anyone who looks like they work on Wall Street, at any time.

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Halted By Tropical Storm Alex: Oil Skimmer Ships Sent Back To Shore

AP | MARY FOSTER and TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. — The crashing waves and gusting winds churned up by now Hurricane Alex put the Gulf oil spill largely in Mother Nature's hands ...

The Cost of Offshore Drilling: Photos You Haven't Seen

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

This is why the President's offshore drilling proposal needs to be taken off the table now. 2010-04-29-greenpeaceoilspill.jpg

Warning to Washington: Hands Off Our Oil Spill

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sandy Goodman

My solution is simple. Keep Uncle Sam's big, ugly hands off our oil spill. As Reagan once said: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help'." Don't let them.

Green News Report -- April 29, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More on Linds...

Delta Official: Oil Spill Could Be Hitting Louisiana Coast Now

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

We spent the day driving the I-10 from Tallahassee to New Orleans. A pungent odor is hanging over the Crescent City, and it has nothing to do with what is being smoked at Jazz Fest.

Giant Cleanup Ship Met With Puny Response From Our Government

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ernest Istook

A giant-capacity skimming ship has arrived in U.S. waters, yet our government has left us wondering whether it will permit the ship to join the cleanup effort.

Controlled Burn of Deepwater Horizon Spill Began Wednesday

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, met with media to discuss the explosion on Wednesday afternoon. Landry said, "I have not been sugarcoating this. It is premature to say it is a catastrophe, but I will say it is serious."

Deep Horizon Oil Well Gushing 42,000 Gallons Into Gulf Of Mexico Per Day

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- Coast Guard crews raced to protect the Gulf of Mexico coastline Monday as a remote sub tried to shut off an underwater oil well tha...

Gulf Oil Disaster: Not War but Cancer

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helvarg

A week ago I flew out over the Gulf with conservation pilot Tom Hutchings and Waterkeeper John Wathen to the Source. The metastasizing spill in the Gulf is like cancer and the activity 90 miles offshore at the source like a messy surgery.