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Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Disaster

The Significance of One Email: How Prepared Are We for the Next Major Oil Spill?

Christopher Reddy | Posted 06.20.2015 | Science
Christopher Reddy

With the fifth anniversary of the spill today, everyone is asking me: Are we more prepared for the next spill? Perhaps the best answer to that question arrived a few weeks ago in a single email.

Kate Sheppard

Weary Of Negotiating, BP Sues For 'Relief' From Gulf Spill Punishment | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- BP, the oil giant whose exploding well dumped more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, has sued the Environ...

Transocean: No Sign Of Oil Leak At Deepwater Horizon rig

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

-- Oil rig operator Transocean Ltd. says no oil is leaking from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded last year. Oil sheens were r...

Oil From the Gulf of Mexico

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

It is often claimed that President Obama is against big oil, wants to shut down all oil extraction and exploration in the United States. Really? You think so?

The Gulf Coast One Year After

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

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.

BP Asks Judge To Dismiss Oil Spill Claims

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP and other companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to dismiss many of the claims filed by business...

BP Lands the '2010 Accidental Earth Experiment' Prize!!!

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Award Achieved Through Remarkable Corporate Focus on Negligence and Incompetence While BP has distanced itself ...

The Invi$ibility of Nature: Green on Green

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Does the color green signify nature or dollars ... or both? Time was, economists saw concerns about nature to be la...

Obama and Oil Drilling: How Can You Be Sure?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.

Drilling Moratorium Should Stay Until Panels Issue Their Safety Recommendations

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We must not waste this opportunity to learn from past mistakes and make deepwater drilling safer for everyone. Because until we address the root causes, we will continue to gamble in the Gulf.

Putting BP's Oil Spill Into Context

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with How unusual is it for 4.9 million barrels of oil to be spilled into the ocean? The newspapers tell us that the ...

Gulf Oil Blowout and Gusher: Environmental Catastrophe or Much Ado About Nothing?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The blowout accident is just one more in a seemingly endless string of environmental insults and injuries. Life on the bayou gets harder each year and a rich and unique heritage is slowly eroding away.

Is there a Silver Lining to the Gulf Coast Oil Catastrophe?

Lynn Englum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lynn Englum

While the tragedy in the Gulf is enormous, an even greater tragedy is failing to set a course for solving the underlying cause of this disaster-America's fossil fuel addiction.

Weathering the Oil Spill: Tar Balls, Streamers, and Eddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Today's oil spill news is dominated by Obama's Oval Office speech, but the highlight for me was a quiet update by the head of NOAA yesterday.

Oil Spill Reduction

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.theGreengrok.comSo exactly what is in that stuff spewing into the Gulf of Mexico? We all know that a whole lot of oil is being pu...