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April 20, 2011, Is the Gulf Oil Spill Deadline for Claims Against Transocean

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

This day carries very real legal significance for residents in the Gulf region who are suing BP, Halliburton and Transocean and hoping to hold them accountable for the tremendous damage these companies caused.

Questions for BP and the Oil Industry on the One-Year Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Disaster

Antonia Juhasz | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Antonia Juhasz

One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig -- owned and operated by Transocean and leased by BP -- exploded off the coast of Louisiana. El...

A Collective Trance: One Year After the BP Oil Spill

Alison Fitzgerald | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books
Alison Fitzgerald

It was a year ago this week that an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in flames, killing 11 men and sending more than a hundred workers fleeing for their lives into the dark sea.

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | 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: Big victory...

Fire on the Horizon

John Konrad | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
John Konrad

The investigations into the Deepwater Horizon rig's demise over the one year since that tragedy have all pointed toward the corrupting influence of the same forces I experienced first hand working for the same company.

Green News Report: April 14, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2011 | 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: California ...

Green News Report: April 12, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2011 | 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: One month a...

Green News Report: April 7, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2011 | 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: More U.S. C...

How the Richest "1 Percent" Keep Rewarding Themselves for Epic Failure

Linda Keenan | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Linda Keenan

A signature feature of the shadow lobbyist era is not just a manipulation of public policy, but also an embrace of "failing upward". No matter the track record, the elite 1 percent seek more of the same.

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | 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: Breaking: '...

Suck on This

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Here are some notes from a nation in which the wealthy and powerful increasingly act with near impunity and the lesser off just have to "suck on this" -- in the immortal and unwittingly apt phrase of one of our elite pundits.

Tests on BP Well Blowout Preventer Confirm Redesign a Necessity

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The US government is currently issuing permits to drill knowing full well that operators are using blowout preventers that are insufficiently designed to shut in blown out deepwater wells.

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

Engineering Academy Finding: BP's "Failure to Learn"

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

A common theme in a new report on Deepwater Horizon is that poor decision making, complacency and over confidence in BP's organization created an environment for an increasingly dangerous oil well.

Will There Be Crude Justice or True Justice For Oil Spill Victims?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

This week marked the opening of the new Supreme Court term, with John Roberts at the helm, the conservative majority champing at the bit, and the newe...

Green News Report: September 9, 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: New electric ...

BP To Accept Some Blame For Oil Spill In New Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP is set to release a 200-page report Wednesday in which the corporation will accept some, but not all of the blame, for one of the worst oil spills ...

Green News Report: September 7, 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: We're back! ...

Green News Report: August 26, 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: Aid slowly r...

New Lawsuit Alleges Transocean Employee Knew Dangers: "The Rig's On Fire! I Knew This Was Going To Happen"

Mother Jones | — Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A prominent Houston attorney with a long record of winning settlements from oil companies says he has new evidence suggesting that the Deepwater Horiz...

Don't Blame Palin, Blame Stalin

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

For too many years in too many quarters, the name of the game has been blame. It seems that more and more people refuse to accept the responsibility f...

Sandra Bullock Removes Support From 'Restore The Gulf' Campaign Amid Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sandra Bullock has temporarily withdrawn her support from a campaign called Restore The Gulf after questions about its connections to oil companies ar...

Sam Stein

Gulf Coast Restoration Group With Oil Industry Ties Defends Itself From Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Gulf-area wetland restoration company under heat for advocating taxpayer assistance for coastal cleanup efforts defended itself on Thursday against ...

Wetlands Front Group Funded by Big Oil Wants Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for BP's Gulf Destruction

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

A group of oil companies including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Citgo, and Chevron are using a front group called America's WETLAND Foundation to spread the message that taxpayers should pay for the damage caused by BP.

Leaked Safety Report Shows Key Gulf Oil Rig Components Hadn't Been Inspected In 10 YEARS, Workers Raised Concerns

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A confidential survey of workers on the Deepwater Horizon in the weeks before the oil rig exploded showed that many of them were concern...