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Thad Allen

Feds and BP Clash Over Barrels Spilled at Macondo Trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the Macondo spill trial, number crunching or quantification of the oil flow started Monday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, with Judge Carl Barbier presiding. The U.S. is on one side with a figure of about 5 million barrels for the disaster that commenced in 2010, versus BP and Anadarko on the other with 3.26 million barrels.

Louisiana turns sand berms into barrier islands

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 3, 2013 edition.) Scientists and engineers questioned the cost and longevity of san...

President Obama Should Fulfill His Ocean Promise

David Helvarg | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Tuesday July 19 marked the first anniversary of President Obama signing an Executive Order to protect our public seas and the jobs and communities that depend on their health. So where are we one year out?

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Chief: 'Government Is A Lot Like Oxygen'

AOL Government | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

In the current political climate and discourse over the national debt, we have done a poor job of distinguishing between the need for fiscal responsib...

Jaws of Life -- The Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

David Helvarg | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

What do a high school student from LA, a scientist who studies the DNA of whales, the president of a Central American Nation, a former Coast Guard Commandant and a Washington Post reporter have in common?

A Tale of Two Presidents

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Before creating his blue council, President Obama passed up a much bigger opportunity to transform both our economy and our seas.

Dan Froomkin

Oil Commission Baffled By Lowball Estimates; Suspects They Slowed Response | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

National Incident Commander Thad Allen told a presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill on Monday that wildly understated federal estimat...

Green News Report: September 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ding dong...

Green News Report: September 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Primaries ...

BP's Gulf Well To Be Declared Dead By Sunday

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KENNER, La. — The Obama administration moved to head off another catastrophic leak like the BP disaster Wednesday, ordering oil and gas companie...

BP Disaster Puts Coast Guard at Risk

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helvarg

Among the first sea turtles to wash ashore dead necropsies (animal autopsies) showed that many were not killed by ingesting oil but had sediment in their lungs suggesting they'd drowned in fishing nets.

PHOTOS: First Oiled Turtles Released Back Into The Wild

Associated Press/CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) CEDAR KEY, Fla. -- The first rehabilitated turtles oiled by BP's massive leak were released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, with scien...

Obama Oil Spill Failure: How The President Failed To Crack Down On MMS, BP

Rolling Stone Politics | Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White ...

Obama On Oil Spill: U.S. Will 'Bounce Back'

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans on Monday that the Gulf Coast would "bounce back" from the worst oil spill in t...

Jason Linkins

Final Deepwater Horizon Flow Rate Estimate Is Likely Too Low, Which Benefits BP | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the past few months, I've encouraged anyone with any interest at all in the amount of oil that gushed forth from the Deepwater Horizon well into ...

The BP Disaster Continues Despite the Cheerful Happy Talk

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

The press, government officials and BP pitchmen are insulting our intelligence by suggesting that the oil has vanished and there's nothing to worry about. They can whistle away the crisis as much as they want, but we'd all do well to stay on top of this.

The Crime of the Century: What BP and the US Government Don't Want You to Know, Part I

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

To judge from most media coverage, the beaches are open, the fishing restrictions being lifted and the Gulf resorts open for business in a safe environment. We spent the last few weeks along the Gulf coast, and the reality is distinctly different.

BP: 'Static Kill' Might Be Enough To Plug Gushing Oil Well

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- After insisting for months that a pair of costly relief wells were the only surefire way to kill the oil leak at the bottom of the ...

Gulf Oil Spill Response Leader: 'How Clean Is Clean?'

McClatchy | Curtis Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After more than three months, BP appears finally to have gotten a firm grasp on its runaway Deepwater Horizon well. Now the big question in the Gulf o...

Coast Guard Moving More Staff To Gulf Coast As Oil Spill Slick Nears Florida Shore

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COVINGTON, La. — The Coast Guard admiral in charge of the oil spill response says he's moving more staff and resources to the Gulf Coast as the ...

BP Oil Dispersants Used Regularly Even After White House Order; Coast Guard Allowed It

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has routinely approved BP requests to use thousands of gallons of toxic chemical a day to break up oil slicks ...

Gulf Cleanup Will Change Once Oil Stops For Good

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - The government's point man for the Gulf spill plans to meet with coastal parish officials Thursday to talk about what...

Tropical Storm Bonnie Headed Towards Gulf Oil Spill

AP | JUAN McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIAMI — Bonnie has weakened to a tropical depression with winds near 35 mph (55 kph) after crossing Florida. Forecasters with the U.S. National...

While We Wait: Deepwater Photos and Video from Sunday Flyover

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato Producer Dwayne Fatheree has posted a new gallery of photos and video from his Deepwater Horizon site flyover yesterday. He writes t...

Oil Is Now LEAKING From Top Of The Cap, Seepage Reported 2 Miles Away

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Oil and gas are leaking from the cap on BP's ruptured oil well but the cork will stay in place for now, the federal government's ...