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Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Did my July 3 post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency.

Facing the Future as a Media Felon on the Gulf Coast

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

The United States Coast Guard considers me a felon now, because I "willfully" want to obtain more photos like these to show you the utter devastation ...

Pressure Prods Feds to Loosen Regulations, Aiding Oil Spill Cleanup

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Pressure from Senator George LeMieux has paid off with an emergency federal rule to permit more oil cleanup vessels to leave their posts elsewhere along America's coastline and finally head to the Gulf of Mexico to provide help.

Green News Report: June 29, 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: Hurricane seas...

How Our Government Slowed Down the Gulf Cleanup

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Our own government has quietly admitted that America needs foreign help to handle the oil spill -- almost two months after pushing that help away. Far more oil could have been intercepted before it fouled the Gulf Coast.

Arianna On 'Morning Joe': Frustration With Federal Oil Spill Response Goes Beyond Political Left, Right

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "Morning Joe" Monday to weigh in on the White House's response to the BP oil spill. She explained that frustration extends bey...

Dan Froomkin

Thad Allen, Obama's Oil Point Man, STILL Trusts Discredited BP CEO Tony Hayward | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration's new get-tough-with-BP public relations campaign was badly undercut Friday morning when Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen reaffirm...

Thad Allen Under Fire For Oil Spill Response

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, ...

Coast Guard Slams BP For Lack Of Transparency

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen has written to BP CEO Tony Hayward demanding "more detail and openness" about how the company is handli...

Thad Allen: Oil Spill Cleanup Will Take Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


Oil Spill Media Access: Government Wants Press Freedom, Pushes BP To Not Restrict Access

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government generally is not restricting news media access to oil spill disaster areas in the Gulf of Mexico and wants o...

Jason Linkins

This Day In Deepwater Horizon Spill Rate Estimates | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We have now entered the post-robot shears and preliminary containment cap era, so let's get the latest from Admiral Thad Allen, who was questioned on the matter by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.


Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but...

Thad Allen: Oil Spill Is 'Holding The Gulf Hostage'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill calls it "an insidious enemy that's attacking our shores" and "holding the Gulf hostag...

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill: Obama Administration Insists Its Options Are Limited When It Comes To BP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under heat that it's simply not motivating enough resources to deal with the increasingly catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf, the administration insis...