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North Sea Well Blow-out Spikes Carbon Emissions

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok. Déjà vu? Not quite, but certainly some echoes of BP's Deepwater Horizon incident from two years ago. On March 25, the...

Oil From the Gulf of Mexico

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

It is often claimed that President Obama is against big oil, wants to shut down all oil extraction and exploration in the United States. Really? You think so?

The Gulf Coast One Year After

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

So how's it going one year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster? There's no shortage of info on the topic in the media. But the media can get things wrong. So here are two veterans of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to tell it like it is.

Curiouser and Curiouser: How the Hill Is Handling Being in the Hole

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.In the words of Alice, "It would be so nice if something made sense." Alice, of course, was talking about the strang...

BP Lands the '2010 Accidental Earth Experiment' Prize!!!

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.TheGreenGrok.com. Award Achieved Through Remarkable Corporate Focus on Negligence and Incompetence While BP has distanced itself ...

Obama and Oil Drilling: How Can You Be Sure?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.

Putting BP's Oil Spill Into Context

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.com. How unusual is it for 4.9 million barrels of oil to be spilled into the ocean? The newspapers tell us that the ...

Oil Sh%& Happens: Is It Worth It?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

As the deepwater oil spill arrives on the Gulf Coast, just some quotes to consider ... from John McCain to Barack Obama to George Will.

Sam Stein

Bill Nelson: Energy Bill With Offshore Drilling 'Dead On Arrival'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As an army of workers tries to stem the fallout of a massive oil spill along the Gulf Coast, back in Washington irreparable damage may already have be...

Statistically Speaking: Offshore Energy Exploitation

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.com.Offshore energy has been in the news of late. Obama's opening up new coastal areas for drilling (see Grok post);...

Weathering the Oil Spill: Tar Balls, Streamers, and Eddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Today's oil spill news is dominated by Obama's Oval Office speech, but the highlight for me was a quiet update by the head of NOAA yesterday.

The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: Ch-Ch-Changes and Lots of Loose Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Here's an early thumbnail sketch of some of who's getting what in the Kerry-Lieberman (and perhaps Graham) bill.