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Mexico Oil Platform Fire Kills 4, 300 Evacuated

Reuters | Ana Isabel Martinez | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green

MEXICO CITY, April 1 (Reuters) - At least four people died after a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on ...

Environmentalists Warn Of Catastrophe As Feds Push For More Oil Drilling

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida ...

Offshore Oil and the Energy Debate

Peter Neill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The energy industry has transformed the American landscape -- removed mountain tops, scarred vast areas of open pits, destroyed agricultural lands, and poisoned aquifers. Why would we even think of permitting them to despoil anything more? Why would we trust them with the ocean?

An Energy Conference You Don't Want to Miss

Dominik Knoll | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

It passed some time since this year's CERAWeek 2014 kicked off in Houston, Texas from March third to seventh. This conference is, in my opinion, one of the best energy conferences I have attended (and I attended many over the last couple of years.)

BP Oil Spill Settlement Appeal Goes To Court

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court heard dueling arguments Monday on whether a judge should have approved BP's multibillion-dollar settlemen...

You Will Be Paying Higher Gasoline Prices. It Is Essential You Begin to Understand Why!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In the face of escalating gas prices, the oil patch, their allies and Wall Street are counting on your ignorance permitting them to pick your pockets, spoon-feeding you nonsense while they cash in massively.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Delay Gives Employers Little Reason To Change Course | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

A one-year delay in penalties for employers that don't provide health insurance to workers is likely to keep things the way they are as covered worker...

Gulf Oil Sheen's Likely Source Revealed

AP | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agency says it has confirmed a natural seep of oil from the Gulf of Mexico near where a large oil sheen was spotted las...

18 Months Later: Drilling Deeper Than Ever

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green

ALAMINOS CANYON BLOCK 857, GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Two hundred miles off the coast of Texas, ribbons of pipe are reaching for oil and natural gas deep...

The Worst And Best Of Times: Arrogance And Resistance

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The worst danger facing the world today is the arrogance of powerful men and institutions toward the warp and woof of human communities and the weave of life-forms on our planet.

What We Still Haven't Learned From the Exxon Valdez Disaster

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

While the Exxon Valdez spill was a very different spill than the Deepwater Horizon disaster, there are some striking similarities that suggest that we didn't learn our lessons from the Exxon Valdez disaster.

The Gulf and the Environment: Redefining the Relationship

Philippe Cousteau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philippe Cousteau

With the potential of billions of dollars flowing into the Gulf from the fines BP will have to pay, there is a realization that, if done right, the money could support local communities to restore the environment for the long-term.

BP to Feinberg: Stop Paying People So Much

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

BP says Feinberg's estimates of the damage caused by the historic blowout were way too pessimistic and that his calculations for payments to impacted Gulf residents are off base and inaccurate.

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 ...

How The Gulf Oil Spill Will Affect Chicago Diners

Chicago News Cooperative | BEN GOLDBERGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a damp morning last Friday, Maureen Fitzgerald pulled four fish out of a paper bag. "This looks beautiful," she said, pointing to the clear eyes of...

A Beach Walk With the Ghosts of Exxon Valdez (PHOTOS)

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

It's been 21 years since the spill, and here is a place exposed to air, wave action, sun, wind, rain, and snow, and it still looks like the site of a horrible ecological disaster that could have happened yesterday.

Gulf Oil Cleanup: 100-Ton Concrete-And-Steel Contraption Hauled To Well

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the we...

Pepsi Aims To Refresh The Damaged Gulf

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — Pepsi is expanding its popular Refresh Project charitable program to help communities affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

'We Beat the Oil on Race Day': Resilience in Mobile, Alabama

Sarah Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Bell

Hurricane Katrina created a sense of both self-sufficiency and skepticism in Mobile, Alabama that still exists today. Down on this coast, locals hesitate to believe that any support from either the government or BP is on its way.

Missing the Real Drama of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The questions that the Gulf spill raises go well beyond: How big an idiot is Tony Hayward? The questions are more like: How out of balance with the natural world are we?

Memorial Day 2010 News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Willie Nelson had his long hair cut off. Immediately regretted it when he found out he couldn't smoke it.

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill: Obama Administration Insists Its Options Are Limited When It Comes To BP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under heat that it's simply not motivating enough resources to deal with the increasingly catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf, the administration insis...

Sam Stein

Obama Ally Accuses GOP Of Doing Big Oil's Bidding After Gulf Spill (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group allied with the Obama White House released a new television advertisement Wednesday attacking Republicans for foot-dragging on energy legislat...

Oil Spill Hearings Bring Out the Political Drama: 'Spill, Baby, Spill'

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Gulf Coast oil spill engendered its share of Capitol Hill drama Tuesday, beginning with the moment executives from BP, Transocean and Halliburton ...

Hurricane Ike Delays Gulf Oil Production Again, Prices Rise

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — Crude oil prices finished modestly higher Monday, but only after seesawing wildly as nervous traders watched Hurricane Ike approach t...