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Gulf Spill

'Soul Of A Citizen': Village Politics -- Rebuilding Engaged Communities

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

One way to do this outreach while simultaneously building a base for the future is to work toward engaging those face-to-face communities we're already part of.

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.

Respirators for Some Gulf Workers, Finally!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Are the latest respirator recommendations adequate to protect clean-up workers? I'm not sure they are, but I'm glad that at least some of the brave workers out there will have the benefit of respirators if they need them.

On the Left, a False Choice Fuels the Growing Civil War Over Obama

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

This civil war is premised on a false choice: that an incremental legislative approach and a well-articulated grand ideological vision are mutually exclusive. They're not.

Cleaning Up the Mess: Thoughts on the Near Sisyphian Task in the Gulf

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

My hope is renewed by the people I see back home on the Gulf who work tirelessly and seemingly undaunted to save these animals from their horrific, man-made condition of suffering.

Jason Linkins

Gulf Oil Spill: Palin Camp Says You Can't Trust Foreign Oil Companies [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Today, Sarah Inc. took to its Twitter account to offer some lessons about What The Gulf Oil Spill Teaches Us. Her bottom line: don't trust the foreign oils!

Message For Obama: Gulf Spill Is Your Big Chance To Tout Alternative Energy

Grist | Jonathan Hiskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama so far has said nothing about the screamingly obvious connection between the spoils of fossil-fuel dependency and the vision of...

Oil Spill TRIPLED In Size In 3 Days (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP is preparing a system never tried nearly a mile under water to siphon away the geyser of crude from a blown-out well a mile under Gulf of Mexico wa...

Alaska: Where is the Next Generation of Oil Watchdogs?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

In the beginning there was Chuck Hamel.The year was 1984, and the VA businessman was convinced Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. had screwed him out of millions of dollars. That set Hamel off on a quest to make the oil companies pay.

BP Is Poised to Obstruct or Buy Scientific Research in the Gulf

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

BP recently announced it will provide $500 million to scientists for research into the Deepwater Horizon disaster's impact on the Gulf of Mexico. Whil...

NRDC's Veteran Ocean Advocate Reports on Oil in the Gulf

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

I have just returned from Louisiana where I saw firsthand the devastating impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. I saw oil in the marshes, on the beaches and in the water.

An Open Letter to Louisiana

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Wouldn't it be wise to begin developing a fallback strategy to save your environment for future generations and preserve your economy when the existing offshore wells run dry?

Haley Barbour: Drilling Moratorium Worse Than The Spill

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi's Republican governor, Haley Barbour, said on Sunday that the temporary moratorium on offshore drilling imposed by the O...

Can Alaska survive without BP?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Since the oil started hitting the water in the Gulf of Mexico, BP has morphed into public enemy number one but, like it or not, Alaskans need the nation's archenemy.

The Gulf Spill: Hitting Bottom in Our Addiction to Oil

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

There are a lot of voters in this country, and lots of us painfully aware of the impacts our oil addiction is having on real people, their livelihoods, and life-giving ecosystems.

BP: Blame the Brits

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wolff

The Obama administration seems to have repeatedly gone out of its way to suggest that it is British oil -- "British Petroleum" -- that is wreaking havoc in our waters. Does the Obama White House have something against the Brits?

Dan Froomkin

Thad Allen, Obama's Oil Point Man, STILL Trusts Discredited BP CEO Tony Hayward | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration's new get-tough-with-BP public relations campaign was badly undercut Friday morning when Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen reaffirm...

Arianna Discusses Gulf Oil Spill, Mexican Border Shooting On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna joined Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) on MSNBC's "The Dylan Ratigan Show" to discuss the consequences of the gulf oil spill, both in terms of publ...

BP Coughs Up Another Drop of Air Quality Data: Not Reassuring

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

New BP air testing results were posted yesterday. The BP plan focuses only on workers on the large ships. People on small fishing boats are dismissed as of "Reduced Priority."

Dan Froomkin

Gulf Oil Spill: BP's Continued Denial Of Underwater Plumes Provokes Ridicule | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An oceanographer just back from two weeks of taking water samples in the Gulf of Mexico told a House panel on Wednesday that BP officials are utterly ...

Palin's Phony "Call Me!" Offer

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Sarah has a new blog entry. You'll need a pair of chest waders and a barf bag to get through it. Blasting the president for not taking control of a free-market corporation reveals frayed tea bag credentials.

On World Oceans Day: Gulf Oil Disaster Underscores Need for a National Ocean Policy

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Tuesday, June 8th, is World Oceans Day. As the disastrous Gulf oil spill continues, it is clear that our country needs a national ocean policy -- like a Clean Air or Water Act -- to protect our oceans.

BP Oil Spill: Calls For Obama to Muscle BP Aside Are Futile and Wrongheaded

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The BP spill is not solely about what Obama should do. The catastrophe is a political grenade that the pack of right-side talk jocks have tossed at Obama to tar him as a weak, ineffectual leader.

Bard Blog: Overcoming Adversity -- Leading in Tough Times

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
Ken Adelman

"When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions." So says Claudius who, as king in Hamlet, proves to be a gifted crisis manager. He's the type desperately needed today.

Sam Stein

Bill Nelson: Obama Should Send In Military If BP Can't Stop Leak Today | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With frustration mounting over the inability to stop the oil spilling into the Gulf, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fl.) on Wednesday became the first senator to...