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Oil Pollution

'I Got It From the Beginning': What Five Years of Vicious Retaliatory Litigation Gets Chevron

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Aaron Marr Page

The idea that U.S. judicial authority can be deployed so neatly in service of a single private interest, even (or especially) one of the country's most powerful corporations, is a bit hard to swallow, at least for me.

Mayor Emanuel Says Petcoke Is Not OK (Corral)

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Despite all the strong words from officials, none of the policies offered up in response to the sorry situation have actually threatened to wipe the petcoke piles away.

Texans to Future Tar Sands Refineries: Do They Care?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

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Arctic Oil Drilling Threatens Polar Bear Birthing Grounds

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Should we believe the industry that brought us Exxon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon that oil blowouts can be contained and controlled in the frigid oceans of the arctic?

Guardians of the Ogallala

Rocky Kistner | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

in the pristine prairies of the Great Plains states, ranchers have been engaged in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. At stake is the country's most important groundwater resource -- the Ogallala Aquifer.

Oil Still Threatens a Cajun Paradise

Rocky Kistner | Posted 11.24.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Down in the bayou, the status quo endures. Oil continues to threaten one of America's great natural treasures, a fertile wetland that is both the breadbasket and nursery of the Gulf.

On the Hill, Gulf Oil Drilling Safety Takes a Back Seat

Rocky Kistner | Posted 08.04.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Rep. Issa trotted out Gulf politicians intent on bashing Obama administration oil drilling policies. The hearing could have been called, "Making the Oil Industry Whole Again: How the Obama Administration Put Safety Before Profits."

Gulf Residents: Please Take our Dolphins and Turtles Away

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

As the turtles and dolphins keep dying, the anniversary of the BP well explosion and death of 11 men approaches. The science is only in its beginning stages of understanding the impact of the country's largest oil spill.

As Dolphins Die, Gulf Restoration Task Force Takes Heat

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Not one of the 16 Gulf Restoration Taskforce members represent NGOs or Gulf community organizations. That doesn't sit right with many who had been promised direct representation by last October.

What's in and What's out in the Oil Damaged Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

We have permitted the oil and gas industry to maintain a strangle-hold on our politicians and block clean energy solutions that will not only create new jobs but make the planet healthier for us all.

Angels of Mercy in the Oil Damaged Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Katrina battle-hardened residents here on the Gulf coast are being tested as never before. BP has layed off most of its local cleanup workers and claims are now being denied in record numbers.

Oily Mix and Tar Balls Pollute Waters Near Dauphin Island, AL

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In Washington and in state capitals around the Gulf, politicians continue to stick to their guns that most of the oil has been cleaned up or harmlessly dispersed. Many fishermen here don't believe it.

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.

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...