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ReThink Review: A Crude Awakening -- Why We Spill

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With the failure of the "top kill"/"junk shot" to stop the Gulf oil eruption, an inconceivable truth that has always existed is finally starting to si...

BP May Add Rubber Balls To 'Top Kill' Drilling Fluid Mixture In Effort To Plug Gushing Oil Well

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP may soon add rubber balls to the mixture of heavy man-made drilling fluids that it is pumping into its gushing oil well, reports The Times-Picayune...

BP Top Kill. Today? Finally?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

BP has been moving the date for the top kill on almost a daily basis, using vague explanations about staging, equipment, etc. There may be something else going on, and, based on BP's past, you can almost be sure there is.

Top Kill Is BP's Next Step

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

One of the BP's best bets to control the oil well might be the top kill -- a two step process to using plugging agents followed by heavy mud or cement, to stop the flow of oil in the Gulf.

The American Power Act: Kerry's and Lieberman's Climate Junk Shot

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

It's no wonder corporate polluters were lining up in support of this bill. The bill's loan guarantees for nuclear reactors and wasteful spending on coal carbon capture are all boons to polluting corporations.

BP Press Conference: More Experimental Steps to Stymie the Disaster

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

What's obvious is just how unprepared BP was for an incident of this magnitude. They are taking suggestions from anyone and everyone who wants to call, and seem willing to try almost anything.