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Dan Froomkin

Gulf Oil Spill: Rig Owner's Avoidance Of U.S. Jurisdiction Angers House Panel | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig was registered in the Marshall Islands and its owners paid taxes in Switzerland -- but when the rig blew up and...

Getting Risk Wrong. It's not just BP. It's You and Me

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Ropeik

We need to honestly realize that the imperfect system of human risk perception is not just what greedy corporations do. It's what we all do, the people who make the decisions at those corporations, and you, and I.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Debris Washes Up On Florida Beach: Oil Oozed From Steel Tank

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — A piece of wreckage from the deepsea rig that exploded in April has washed up on a beach in Florida about 190 miles from t...

We Must Respond to the Needs of the Gulf Coast

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

At the heart of the Christian tradition lies the belief that transformation requires sacrifice. Deep and abiding change is hard. But the BP leak is only the latest sign that our society must do exactly that.

Crowd Sourcing a Resolution for the Gulf of Mexico

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ramon Nuez

This BP-made disaster can not be solved by BP -- it can only be solved through the collective engagement of the problem information.

Gulf Rig Widows Urge Repeal Of High Seas Death Law

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHALMETTE, La. — Members of Congress vowed Monday to amend a 90-year-old law that limits the amount of money survivors can recover in the deaths...

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

Gulf Oil Spill: Relief Wells Are Risky, Could Actually Make Spill Worse

Huffington Post | Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the wake of every failed attempt to stem the gush of oil spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the one option that is almost unanimously r...

One Giant Oil Rig

Marie Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marie Wilson

Manly man behavior in men and acquiescence to these behaviors by women will have to be abandoned. If we don't pay attention to this, we may be one big unplugged event from our demise.

BP CEO Hayward: 'We Had Too Many People Working to Save the World'

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

In July 2009, the CEO of BP, Tony Hayward, explained to attendees that BP was going in the wrong direction before he took over as CEO because, "we had too many people that were working to save the world."

Safety Awards That Endanger Workers' Lives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

BP, Massey Energy and Tesoro all have hauled out plaques celebrating safety achievements to deflect allegations of corporate recklessness in the after...

BP Smoking Gun? Oil Giant Skipped Critical Testing Hours Before Explosion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New revelations about BP's operations on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on the day of the explosion are being described as the smoking gun that proves ...

Jason Linkins

Jonathan Katz: Member Of Science Team Tasked With Gulf Solution Is A Homophobe, Climate Change Denialist [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: And now, Katz has been dropped from the oil spill task force. -------- Wow. So, remember earlier when I made note of the team of scientists ...

Managing Risks in Public Policy: Impact vs. Probability?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Walking barefoot through airport security makes little sense if our ports are unprotected. Let's gather the courage to redirect our resources to risks that are high probability and high impact.

Transocean Expands PR To Manage Washington Scrutiny

The Hill | Jim Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An offshore drilling company tied to the massive Gulf oil spill is boosting its lobbying and public relations team as the number of congressional inqu...

Oil Spills and Nuclear Waste Dumps: Giving States Choice

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Giving states veto power over offshore drilling within 75 miles of shore doesn't make it any less likely that oil rigs might collapse, so why does it seem to make the risk of offshore different?

Jason Linkins

Gulf Oil Spill: Obama Assembles A Team Of Scientists To Fix It | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For now, oil continues a-gush into the Gulf of Mexico. BP is attempting to stem the flow of oil using a "mile-long tube" to siphon the crude onto awa...

Giant Oil Plumes Found In Gulf Depths

AP/Huffington Post | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROBERT, La. -- Oil from a blown-out well is forming huge underwater plumes below a visible slick in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists said as BP wrestled...

Marcus Baram

Gulf Oil Rig Victims: A Memorial To The 11 Men Who Lost Their Lives (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With research assistance by Travis Donovan Lost in the media maelstrom surrounding the Gulf oil rig disaster -- from breathless coverage of congressi...

Dan Froomkin

Where's The Oil? Your Government Doesn't Really Know | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For more than three weeks now, crude oil has been erupting out of a pipe a mile underneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. A new analysis of seaflo...

BP Refinery Cited For Serious Safety Violations

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Already in the cross-hairs of federal and congressional investigators -- as well as dozens of plaintiff's attorneys -- for its role in the Gulf oil ri...

Marcus Baram

Whistleblower Claims That BP Was Aware Of Cheating On Blowout Preventer Tests | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This story has been updated As the federal and congressional probes continue into the causes of the Gulf oil rig explosion, new information is coming...

Dan Froomkin

Gulf Spill Hearing: Oil Execs Will Point Fingers At Each Other | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Executives from the three companies most implicated in the disastrous oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico will point fingers at each other Tuesday...

Australia probes Timor oil rig leak

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Government begins inquiry into one of region's worst environmental disasters....

Friday Talking Points [40] -- Obama Shines, McCain Whines

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Be careful what you wish for, John. That seems to be the message of the week for Senator John McCain. He took some campaign consultant's idea a few w...