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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 t...

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 ar...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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 tha...

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 p...

BP, Feds Clash Over Reopening Capped Gulf Oil Well

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - BP and the Obama administration offered significantly differing views Sunday on whether the capped Gulf of Mexico oil...

The Gulf Waits: Oil Is Plugged, But For How Long?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - The Gulf Coast found itself in an odd moment of limbo Saturday: The oil has been stopped, but no one knows if it's co...

Thad Allen OKs Media Credentials in Response to Boom Ban Protests

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

The question of media access on the Gulf Coast has become a very confusing sequence of orders issued, retracted, clarified, and contradicted.

BP Considers Routing Oil Gusher To Non-Producing Wells Miles Away

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

THEODORE, Ala. (Associated Press) - The first of two relief wells being drilled to stop the Gulf oil gusher could be done by the end of the month, BP ...

Jason Linkins

ProPublica Photographer Detained By Law Enforcement At The Behest Of BP | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I know I sound like a broken record, but there is simply no end in sight to the overall media clampdown in the Gulf. It is enforced by BP, with the assistance of local law enforcement officials and the approval of the Federal government.

Jason Linkins

BP Media Clampdown: Journalists Now Face Possibility of Fines, Prison Time | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A month ago, Thad Allen issued an order granting the media "uninhibited access" to the areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thirty days later, it should be said that the order essentially has no real-world meaning at all.