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The Importance of Impossible Ambitions

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Thinking back to a few of the most memorable environmental campaign victories from my own experience, it's fair to say that had they not been won, the world would be even closer to -- perhaps already beyond -- a catastrophic tipping point.

Sam Stein

BP's Influence Peddling Bears Fruit In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

As millions of barrels of oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, Democratic lawmakers began asking the question: what was the proper...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Liability Laws Remain Unchanged But BP Clears Hurdle For More Gulf Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Obama administration is set to allow BP to resume exploratory drilling in the Gulf of Mexico roughly a year-and-a-half after th...

The "Friday Syndrome" and Gulf Oil Drilling

Jackie Savitz | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

In case you were lucky enough to have already left for the weekend, take note: the Obama administration will sell more leases for offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in spite of the risk of another major spill.

Chevron's Shareholders Should Say No to Offshore Drilling

Antonia Juhasz | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Antonia Juhasz

If we do not want Chevron to follow, Chevron's shareholders must demand the same protections provided here in California -- a moratorium on offshore drilling -- be provided nationally and, if possible, internationally as well.

Sam Stein

One Year After BP, Congress Has Yet To Change Oil Spill Liability Cap

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year after a disastrous months-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Congress remains mired in disagreement over how much money vict...

Sam Stein

Gulf Deepwater Drilling Resumes Without Changes To Spill Liability

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- As deepwater drilling returns from a months-long hiatus in the Gulf of Mexico, the protections that Congress drew up to help victims of ...

BP Oil Spill Motivates Sum

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

With the oil spill once again announced as "under control," amidst the chaos, confusion, and the loss of livelihoods, sea life, bird life and beaches, there are some who are trying to benefit from this man-made catastrophe.

Weekly Mulch: Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed up Regulatory Works

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will lik...

Sam Stein

Obama Working With Congress To 'Significantly' Raise BP's Liability

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president and his team are currently in the process of working with members of Congress to "significantly" raise the amount of money that oil com...

Sam Stein

Robert Menendez Pushes Bill Raising BP's Oil Spill Liability To $10 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A trio of Democratic Senators are introducing legislation on Monday that would dramatically raise the amount of money that oil companies like BP would...

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

Weekly Mulch: Off-shore drilling, auto emissions, mountaintop mining from Obama administration

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would open areas from Delaware to Florid...

Sam Stein

Exclusive: Menendez Introducing Unlimited Cap On BP Damages

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is set to introduce on Tuesday afternoon a bill that would fully eliminate any cap on the amount of economic damages tha...

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill: Frustration Mounts As Congress Can't Even Get BP's Liability Cap Raised

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been more than three weeks since Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a proposal to raise the liability cap to $10 billion for oil companies in...

Weekly Mulch: BP Oil Hits Louisiana--But How Far Away is the Next Disaster?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Oil has hit shore in Louisiana, and despite BP's best efforts to keep the media away, reporters can now touc...

Weekly Mulch: Why the Senate Climate Bill is Doomed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at cl...

Weekly Mulch: Climate Change On Obama's Back Burner

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He c...

Cuba Plans New Offshore Drilling In Gulf Of Mexico

US News and World Report | Thomas Omestad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cuban officials say that exploratory drilling to assess the potential for oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to resume in the second quarter...

The Morning After

Nora Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nora Ephron

I forget how white Republicans are, and mean-spirited, and thin-lipped. I watch them and I think, is anyone buying this? Does anyone think we're better off today? That we're "winning" the war? Does anyone really think that executive experience trumps wisdom and intellect?

Democrats Hope for Future; Republicans Trickle On It

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The most fundamental difference in how Democrats and Republicans view middle class Americans revealed itself inadvertently in speeches during the second night of the convention in Denver.