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Transocean: An Oil Drilling Company Even Sarah Palin Can Hate

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a filing submitted to a federal court in Houston this week, [Transocean] has invoked an obscure, 159-year-old law to contend that it should only ha...

"The Gulf Appears To Be Bleeding:" Institute for Southern Studies

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) features a compelling video on its website that documents an overflight at ground zero of the British Petrol...

Transocean's Long History Of Testing, Violating Offshore Drilling Regulations

New York Times | BARRY MEIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Transocean is the world's largest offshore drilling company, but until its Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, few American...

FAQ About the Gulf Oil Spill

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here's our attempt to distill the information, and to focus on the more nebulous, unanswered questions of why it happened, whether it could've been prevented, and who's on the hook for the disaster.

Oil From BP Spill Hits Louisiana Coast And Marshes

AP / Huffington Post | HARRY WEBER and TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down for video about the spill from New Orleans' Times-Picayune NEW HARBOR ISLAND, La. - Oil is washing up on the shores of New Harbor Island ...

Jason Linkins

Gulf Oil Spill: Palin Camp Says You Can't Trust Foreign Oil Companies [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Today, Sarah Inc. took to its Twitter account to offer some lessons about What The Gulf Oil Spill Teaches Us. Her bottom line: don't trust the foreign oils!

Lawmakers Unsatisfied With Briefing From Oil Executives On Spill

McClatchy | William Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee expressed concerns over the causes and cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesda...

Transocean Offshore Drilling Has Its own 'Conservation Organization'

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

Unfortunately, the deep connections between the Gulf of Mexico Foundation and Transocean Limited, (owners of the Deepwater Horizon rig) were omitted by the New York Times this week.

BP Claims "This Was Not Our Accident" | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As BP's CEO Tony Hayward prepares to meet key Congressmen in Washington today, you can see part of BP's PR strategy in play with the simple message: W...

Transocean, Deepwater Horizon Operator, Won Safety Award; Made Music Video Touting Safety Aboard Ship (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With international attention focused on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is on track to be the worst oil disaster in American history, very ...

Oil Companies Reap Billions From Subsidies

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform set off the worst oil spill at sea in American history, it was flying the flag of the Marshall Islands. R...

House Passes First Major Gulf Oil Spill Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON-- (BY LARRY MARGASAK, AP) The House on Thursday passed the first major bill related to the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion, voting to allo...

Marcus Baram

Gulf Oil Spill Exceeds BP's 'Worst-Case Scenario,' Drilling Supporters On Defensive | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down for BP's exploration plan The massive gush of oil spilling from the site of the rig that exploded last week exceeds the worst-case scenar...

Marcus Baram

Oil Spill Gulf Of Mexico 2010: Congress Demands Answers From BP, TransOcean As Feds Launch Investigation | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the massive oil spill caused by the worst rig explosion in decades continues to spread across the Gulf of Mexico, more questions are being raised a...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Marcus Baram

Big Oil Fought Off New Safety Rules Before Rig Explosion | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to see the proposed safety regulations and BP's objection As families mourn the 11 workers thrown overboard in the worst oil rig disaster...

Lucia Graves

Judge Who Lifted Moratorium Tied To Offshore Drilling Companies | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal judge who lifted Obama's six-month drilling moratorium had interests in Transocean and a number of other offshore energy companies, accord...

Maritime Laws Protect BP, Not Gulf Coast Residents

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anthony Tarricone

The corporations involved in this spill have clearly demonstrated that they cannot be counted on to police themselves.

Transocean, Deepwater Horizon Owner, Criticizes Obama Drilling Moratorium

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - The owner of the drilling rig involved in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico criticized the U.S. government'...

We All Have Oil on Our Hands

Yehuda Berg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yehuda Berg

This isn't the fault of BP or Transocean. It's not the fault of the government or bi-partisan politics. It is not the fault of oil executives and big corporations. It is my fault. It is your fault. It is our fault.

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...

Reality Shows

John Krifka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Krifka

A few pointers on bad behavior.

Gulf Oil Spill FAQ & Answers Updated

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal government recently confirmed the existence of giant, undersea plumes of dispersed oil at low concentrations. BP has continued to deny they exist.

BP Spillover Effect? An Oilman's Conscience

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Horowitz

What must an oilman be thinking when he turns on the news and sees the stain growing larger by the hour? The stain of oil on the water. The boats idled by oil. The livelihoods ruined by oil.

Gulf Coast Disaster: From Bad to Verse

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

When drilling deep in search of oil, you need an iron will. But even more essential is some way to stop a spill.