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Oil Spill Commission: "Congress Must Act"

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Regan Nelson

The conclusions laid out in the final Oil Spill Commission report could not be more stark. Without fundamental reforms, a disaster could well recur.

A Hymn for Nature in Peril on the Gulf Seashore

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

UPDATE FROM JOINT COAST GUARD AND BP COMMAND MOBILE, Ala. - Shoreline assessment teams recovered tar balls Saturday from the beach on Dauphin Island,...

Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece Speak Out About Oil Disaster

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

In mid-June, I joined Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece as they visited the Gulf oil disaster. Following is a short video that contains moving testimony about what they saw.

The Oil's Changing Personality

Jessica Lass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Lass

Yesterday was the first day I got a chance to see the now infamous BP oil disaster up close and as expected, we found oil a few miles from shore, several miles closer than where the NRDC team had seen it the day before.

Oil Spill Disaster Makes it Harder to Pass Clean Energy Bill... Or Easier

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

Expanded offshore drilling was a key sweetener to attract Lindsey Graham and other swing votes to the Senate climate bill. Now that such a provision seems politically toxic, is the bill in jeopardy?

Beyond Petroleum

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

This disaster is a tragic reminder that offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous. It leaves no doubt that we need tighter regulation of where and how oil companies drill. But it would be an historic mistake if our response ends there.

NRDC Calls for a Time-Out on New Offshore Drilling Activities

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

We believe that, in light of this recent tragedy, there should be a time-out on any action to proceed with new offshore drilling until there has been a full and independent investigation of the causes of this blowout.

No Horizon: A Cinematic Tale of Corruption, Greed and America

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

2010: An oil rig blows up in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven and beginning what will turn out to be the largest oil spill in American history. Thou...

Change Shouldn't Be This Hard

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

As Senators Kerry and Lieberman prepare to release the discussion draft of their comprehensive energy and climate bill tomorrow, NRDC is launching a p...

Flying Over the Oil Spill, Hearing About the Response Effort

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Yesterday I arrived in New Orleans to see firsthand the impacts of the still-uncontrolled, still flowing oil spill from Deepwater Horizon. The first impression I got is that the coast of Louisiana is the work horse for the oil and gas industry.