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National Oil Spill Commission

Spill Commission Concludes Dispersants Are an Acceptable 'Tradeoff'

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

In the areas where people live near or are surrounded by the Gulf waters, documented cases of sickness consistent with chemical poisoning related to crude and dispersants continue to increase.

An Environmental State of the Union: Opportunities for the Administration and the New Congress

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

221 years after George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, we now are the guardians of a richly blessed but imperiled land.

Gulf Residents Respond to the National Oil Spill Commission's Report

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Hard-hit yet resilient residents spoke with passion about the impact this spill continues to have on their waters, their livelihoods, and their way of life.

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

At National Oil Spill Commission Meeting, We Share Our Preliminary Findings

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Over the course of the past six months, the commission has detected a deeply embedded problem that transcends the actions of specific companies: We found systemic regulatory failure to protect the American public's interest.