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Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

Cleanup Of Oil Spill Along California Beach Could Take Months

Reuters | Steve Gorman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green

SANTA BARBARA, May 21 (Reuters) - Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two Cal...

Decade-Old Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 Years

Associated Press | ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico ...

Deepwater Disaster: Five Years On

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Five years after the BP blowout that killed 11 workers and dumped millions of barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration has proposed exposing Atlantic and Arctic waters to the risk of a similar disaster. It's time to turn this ship around -- before it's too late.

Emily Swanson

BP's Public Image Oddly Mixed 3 Years After Gulf Spill | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green

Three years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Americans are still likely to have an unfavorable view of the company involved in the disast...

Oil Spill Still Weighing On BP

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* Q1 replacement cost net ex one-offs $4.80 bln vs f'cast $5.10 bln * To sell 50,000 bbls/day output in Gulf of Mexico ...

Lynne Peeples

Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary: Debate Continues Over BP Disaster's Impacts On Children's Health | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

SOUTH PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. -- Julie Creppel raises six children here, steps away from the lapping waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Her modest mobile ho...

WATCH: Eyeless Shrimp And Fish With Lesions In The Gulf

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

While the true extent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was not known for about 4 years, as Al Jazeera notes in the video above, the repercussions of...

In The Public Interest : Will BP's Misdeeds Be Further Subsidized by Taxpayers?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The public should watch whether a potential settlement with BP includes these hidden tax subsidies. Any settlement amount will be substantially less than the headlines proclaim, unless the settlement prohibits a tax deduction.

A Fisherman's Farewell? Gulf Residents Fight for Their Future 15 Months After the BP Blowout

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Ever since BP's mammoth Deepwater Horizon rig blew 15 months ago, the lives of thousands of fishermen across the Gulf have never been the same. Many say they were poisoned by oil and chemical dispersants after being thrust into cleanup jobs they were woefully unprepared for.

Disaster in the Gulf: So What Are We Doing About It?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In the Gulf, new information is confirming fears that fish and wildlife -- and millions of people on the Coast -- are being seriously impacted by the 4.9 million barrels of BP oil spewed from the ocean deep last year.

The State of the Gulf Coast: A Report by Save Our Gulf Waterkeepers

Edward James Olmos | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Edward James Olmos

While progress has been made and restoration has most certainly begun in the gulf since the BP gusher last year, its clear from a new report that there is a great deal of work to be done.

The BP Spill One Year Later: Renewing Trust Along With Ecology

Ian R. MacDonald | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Ian R. MacDonald

The oil in the gulf has devastated the livelihoods of many Gulf residents in a way that no BP lucre could repay. But something else had been dealt a deadly blow, something just as difficult to restore as damaged ecology and economic well-being: trust.

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Chief: 'Government Is A Lot Like Oxygen'

AOL Government | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

In the current political climate and discourse over the national debt, we have done a poor job of distinguishing between the need for fiscal responsib...

7 Pieces of Good News Nobody Is Reporting | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

It's no secret the news media has a filtering process that only lets the bad stuff through. When they do break up the monotony with something light...

Long Before BP Spill, Leaders of Both Parties Knew We Can't Drill Our Way Out of Oil Addiction

John Adams | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
John Adams

Why do we push to the ends of the Earth -- in the Gulf, in the Arctic, from the tropical forests of Ecuador to the boreal forests of Canada -- rolling the dice with irreplaceable habitat and life, to feed our insatiable demand for oil?

Gulf Spill Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious Illnesses

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

As the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, some scientists have deemed the health of the Gulf of Mexico as "nearly back to normal," t...

BP Still Doesn't Want You to See Its Tarballs

Mother Jones | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green

Lots has changed on Elmer's Island. Nearly a year after the great oilpocalypse of 2010, this Louisiana wildlife refuge about 50 miles south of New Orl...

Health Effects From The Gulf OIl Spill One Year Later

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Nearly a year after the BP oil spill, people living along the Gulf of Mexico are still feeling the effect of the disaster, the largest oil catastrophe in history.

NASA Data Strengthens Reports of Toxic Rain on the Gulf Coast From BP Spill

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

I spoke to NASA scientist Ira Leifer at length about data collected during the oil spill last summer, strengthening claims that oil was brought onshore in rain during the spill.

BP: Making it Right (for BP)

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Over the past nine months, BP has conducted a full-throttle charm offensive. But their bottom line doesn't account for the cost of restoring the health of our communities. They're in it for the money.

New Orleans' Dining: August, Plus a Look at Current State of Gulf Seafood With Chef John Besh

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Monique Stringfellow

"I don't think there's been a point in history where a chef is so familiar with what exact area each oyster, shrimp crab and fin-fish comes from. The seafood from the gulf that's coming in has never been more scrutinized or so good."

Happy Holidays From BP, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Under gray overcast skies eight months after the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, waves of crude oil roll into estuaries, bayous, and onto the desert...

Religious Charities Say Gulf Coast Families Still In Dire Straits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Mark Waller The Times-Picayune/Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Even with the deep sea oil hemorrhage halted and much of the fishing in the...

Massive Stretches Of Oil Spotted In Gulf Of Mexico | Matthew Hinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just three days after the U.S. Coast Guard admiral in charge of the BP oil spill cleanup declared little recoverable surface oil remained in the Gulf ...

Six Months Later: Keeping Faith in the Gulf

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

The oil spill was a devastating tragedy that should not have happened. As the restoration process begins, we must reflect on ways to prevent a disaster like this from happening in the future.