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Gulf Oil Spill 2010

Justice Department Accuses BP Of 'Gross Negligence' In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

* Botched well pressure test indicates BP gross negligence-US lawyers * BP's actions unworthy of 'middling size company'-US lawyers ...

A Taste of the Gulf at the White House

Cristeta Comerford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristeta Comerford

Since the Gulf oil spill, consumption of Gulf seafood has dropped, which is why we at the White House are so happy to play our part in reminding Americans that Gulf seafood is not only safe -- but delicious.

6 Months Later, Gulf Residents Face Violence, Fear And Dispair As They Confront A Bleak Future

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

For six months, I have lived and worked near ground zero of the worst oil disaster in US history.

Kenneth Feinberg, Gulf Oil Fund Czar, Has Biggest Challenge Yet

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kenneth Feinberg is used to tough jobs. But his latest task--determining how to dole out the $20 billion BP is putting up to compensate victims of the...

The Gulf at the Gas Station: Can We Calculate the True Cost of Our Dependence on Oil?

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Engler

It's time for a different accounting: What has that catastrophic spill cost our society? What price do we pay for our dependence on oil? How do we measure these things?

In Midst of Gulf Disaster, New National Ocean Policy Gives Hope for Our Seas

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

As the oil disaster continues to ravage the Gulf, we are being reminded of the value of our oceans. That's why I was filled with hope today when Obama announced he is creating the first-ever comprehensive national ocean policy.

Oil Spill UPDATE: Latest News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stay up to date on the latest information about the Gulf oil spill with our timeline below and the Twitter lists that follow with curated conversation...

Oil Spill: Local Barber Sends Cut Hair To Gulf Coast To Soak Up Oil

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 79-year-old has joined a nationwide effort to collect hair, stuff it in stockings and use it to make porous booms and hair mats that can soak up o...

Jason Linkins

GOP Senators Can't Remember This "Drill, Baby, Drill" Thing People Keep Talking About | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At some point in the past, you may have gained a passing familiarity with this catchy, chantable little phrase, "Drill, Baby, Drill." It was sort of semi-ubiquitous, remember? It was pretty much one of the three or four things that everyone who watched the McCain campaign understood as an actual, sort of, policy that the Arizona Senator supported. But maybe it is just a trick of memory! Because with gallons of oil floating around in the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop, Senators Jon Kyl and Pat Roberts are basically telling reporters, "Drill, baby, drill? Was that, like, a thing?"

What Is Your Place In The World?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver I just retur...

Jason Linkins

Bill Maher And George Will's Energy Claims Factchecked | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This past Sunday, when Bill Maher claimed on ABC's "This Week" that the nation of Brazil "got off oil" in the 1970's, I thought to myself, "Oh, man. L...

BP Oil Spill 2010: Latest News, PHOTOS

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The BP oil spill has had devastating effects to the environment as well as humans and wildlife in the Gulf region. Today it was revealed that the oil...

The Misfortunates: Obama and Offshore Drilling

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Obama thought he was being oh-so-clever by embracing offshore testing and drilling along the Atlantic coast. Now that oil is gushing out of the Gulf of Mexico, the oiliness of that decision is patent.

Gulf Seafood Update: Feds Shut Down Fishing; Dead Fish, Sea Turtles Wash Ashore (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(*Scroll down for photos of Gulf Coast fishermen and their mitigation efforts underway.*) The AP reports: More than 6,800 square miles of federal fi...

Nobody Knows the Trouble We'll See

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

BP, which has been marketing itself as an energy company "beyond petroleum," is setting loose upon the planet what is quickly turning into humankind's worst environmental disaster.

Oil Spill And Shore Concerns: Spill Worse Than First Thought

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control with a faint sheen washing ashore along the Gulf Coast Th...

Reading the Pictures: Crude Comparison

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Shaw

2010-04-29-spil.jpgWhile the Gulf is in flames, the Germans are putting up elegant-looking offshore windmills in the North Sea this week.

Deepwater Horizon Survivor: Rig Didn't Pass Safety Test, As BP Claimed

Mother Jones | Josh Harkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than seven weeks after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught fire and sank, causing the worst environmental disaster in US history, what exactly ...

Where is Dick Cheney During the Gulf Oil Spill?

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Halliburton was a player in this worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States. It was their cementing of the well that did not hold. They were involved. Is that why Mr. Cheney has been so silent?

Sadness and Seafood: New Orleans Recounts the Loss

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

My friend Jim Gabour sent me a Blackberry thumbed update last week from Pensacola -- where those on the lookout for the arrival of the oil on those pristine beaches weren't talking.

Baby Dies in Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Gregory

The Gulf Oil Spill will change our world forever. BP, Government apathy, underfunded code enforcement, and a burgeoning oil-addicted population are t...


Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The citizens of coastal Louisiana and the fate of their surroundings are being held hostage by the need to earn a livelihood.

Louisiana Oil Spill 2010 PHOTOS: Gulf Of Mexico Disaster Unfolds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On April 20, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and commencing months of oil leaking unrestrained into ...

Sniffing Obama's Political Blood in the Oil Spill

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The instant the BP ooze hit the Gulf's surface the sniff of political blood was steady and strong. Virtually every reputable scientist, engineer, and...

BP Sued Over Endangered Species Harm -- But Will Anyone Collect?

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

Someone needs to hold BP accountable for the devastation of the Gulf Coast. If the federal government won't do its job, there are environmental advocacy groups that will do theirs.