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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...

A Republican Leader Takes Aim at Ocean Protection

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Under the present system America's public seas are run by 24 different federal agencies operating under 140 laws with little or no coordination among them. The result has been decades of overfishing, pollution, coastal sprawl and beach closures.

BP Relief Well Bottom Kill - Finally

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

Oh, I know, I know...the mainstream media moved on from this story in early August just after NOAA's Oil Budget report was issued, accompanied by...

BP on Notice From Thad Allen: Seabed Seeping

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Allen said that sonar and visual monitoring of the seabed is of "paramount importance," suggesting that independent scientists have been correct all along about a possible seabed rupture.

Mikulski Slams EPA on Dispersants: "Gave Me Heartburn"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Jackson looked worse than an oiled pelican in Barataria Bay as she tried to extricate herself from Mikulski's sticky questions. The Senator from Maryland demanded to know why Jackson did not know the extent of her authority as head of the EPA.

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.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

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

New Photos Show Oil-Soaked Dolphins Struggling in Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There are no published photos or videos that we've been able to find, no stories that describe the oil-encrusted dorsal fins and odd behavior that suggest an under-reported environmental catastrophe.

Dan Froomkin

Thad Allen, Obama's Oil Point Man, STILL Trusts Discredited BP CEO Tony Hayward

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Why is the President So Often Alone at a Podium?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

This isn't the time for the Lone Ranger leader. Those advising the president to get out in front of the problem have neglected to notice that his trying to appear to do so is actually part of the problem.

BP CEO Tony Hayward: The Containment Cap Is Working

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A device that's now sucking up significant amounts of the oil spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico offered a measure of o...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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

Gulf Oil Spill: Stuck Saw Stalls Latest Attempt To Plug Leak

By KEVIN MCGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The risky effort to contain the nation's worst oil spill hit a snag Wednesday when a diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thi...

Gulf Oil Spill: Two More Days Before BP Knows If Mud Stops Leak

AP | BEN NUCKOLS and GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROBERT, La. — The hypnotic video of mud, gas and oil billowing from the seafloor has become an Internet sensation as Americans watch to see whet...

Sociologist Says The Right Leader Is Handling the Oil Spill

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Merritt

Maybe what we really need isn't a funnel or a cap or a plan to clean-up all the beaches that will doubtlessly turn black in the days ahead. Perhaps we need a few more leaders with the guts to look us in the eyes and tell us the truth.

BREAKING: Federal Flow Rate Technical Team Established To Determine Extent of BP Oil Spill

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon Response team has today established a multi-agency federal effort to determine oil flow rates from the BP spill.