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Gulf War Syndrome Comes to the Gulf of Mexico?

Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.

Not one dime has been allocated to study how toxic exposures resulting from this disaster may have rendered thousands of individuals chemically intolerant and suffering from the same disabling multi-system symptoms that continue to afflict Gulf War veterans.

Scientists Discover The Agent Used In Gulf Spill Cleanup Is Destroying Marine Life

Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

From TakePart's David Kirby: Three years ago, when BP’s Deepwater Horizon began leaking some 210 million gallons of Louisiana Crude into the Gulf...

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Is This Oil Spill Solution Worse Than The Problem?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Green

From TakePart's David Kirby: Every three to four weeks, a cycle of horror repeats itself across Steve Kolian’s face. First it becomes itchy. Then...

Judge Tosses Spill Claims Against Dispersant Maker

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge presiding over litigation spawned by the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has dismissed all claims against the ma...

Some Claimants Opt Out Of Proposed BP Medical Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others opted out because the agreement doesn't cover their chronic ailments and sky-high expenses.

A Generational Stance on Behalf of the Arctic Ocean

Terry Tempest Williams | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green
Terry Tempest Williams

Does a narwhal count for nothing against the greed of another oil company hungry only for more profits, even against the rising tides of climate change?

"Resilience" Theme Irks Gulf Residents at Green Conference

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A number of Louisianans attended, and the theme of resilience or withstanding adversity didn't sit well with some of them, who said the state had suffered unnecessarily from oil-and-gas greed and the mistakes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. What exactly upset attendees from Louisiana?

Marine Life Suffers Near BP's Deepwater Horizon Site

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Dolphins are washing up dead while fish disappear as oil and dispersants from BP's 2010 spill lurk in Gulf waters and marshes.

Fixing BP's Big Fix

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Image Source: Nalco Corexit 9500 MSDS sheet from http://www.msds.com BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with "This was t...

Government Oversight Committee Demands Economic Considerations for Gulf Safety Regs

Jerry Cope | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

It is misguided at best and counter to any reasonable concept of independently established regulatory protection to factor economic considerations into the formula for safety regulations.

Was The Solution Worse Than The Problem? New Findings Reveal Oil Spill Dispersant Damage

Herald Tribune | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green

BP succeeded in sinking the oil from its blown well out of sight — and keeping much of it away from beaches and marshes last year — by dousing the...

Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Consumers used to worry about ordering seafood fried, instead of the healthier broiled-or-stewed option, but since the BP spill they're unsure about whether to eat it at all.

Spill Commission Concludes Dispersants Are an Acceptable 'Tradeoff'

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

In the areas where people live near or are surrounded by the Gulf waters, documented cases of sickness consistent with chemical poisoning related to crude and dispersants continue to increase.

Happy Holidays From BP, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Under gray overcast skies eight months after the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, waves of crude oil roll into estuaries, bayous, and onto the desert...

Undefeated: The Gulf Coast 6 Months After the Blowout

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The crucible of the Gulf provides a harrowing example of the insanity we now consider normal.

Corexit Use Still Appears to Be Prevalent in the Gulf, Despite Official Statements

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Upon arriving back on the Gulf Coast three weeks ago, the first thing we found were containers of Nalco Corexit, which according to BP, the Coast Guard, NOAA and the EPA has not been used since mid-July.

Extreme Turbine Power Boats to Help Clean Up the Gulf

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

In its continuing effort to protect the public from toxic chemical exposure due to crude oil and Corexit dispersants, the City Of Orange Beach, Alabam...

No Safe Harbor on Gulf Coast; Human Blood Tests Show Dangerous Levels of Toxic Exposure

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Within two days after arriving in the region in mid-July, everyone on our team began getting sick. After our first day out on the water, we all had extreme headaches.

What's the Deal With the Water in Orange Beach Alabama?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Wide shot of Orange Beach behind the Holiday Inn Express, August 19, 2010 Orange Beach, Alabama has been the subject of many questions, accusation...

'It's as if a Nuclear Apocalypse has Gone Off in the Gulf'

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Allison Kilkenny

All the right rich people want the Gulf squared in their rearview mirrors. The oil companies want to drill, and many politicians want the oil companies to stay happy so they can secure their donations come election time.

Hey EPA, How Are Those Dispersant Tests Going

Mother Jones | — Josh Harkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

During a conference call with reporters on May 24, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, fielding questions about the use of toxic dispersants to break up t...

BP to Victims: Stop Hitting Yourself

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Allison Kilkenny

In BP's dream world, the victims will fold, take whatever meager compensation they can get right away, the media will barely notice and BP can make a swift getaway before anyone really understand how the spill is going to affect the environment.

Weekly Pulse: Insurance, Dispersants, and Teen Botox

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Is the IV Bag half-empty or half-full? Theda Skocpol, the author of a forthcoming book on President Ba...

Dinner at Tara

Rachel Ben-Avi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rachel Ben-Avi

We dined on Aug. 11 at the Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge. The menu had Louisiana Seafood Gumbo as a first course. "Are they kidding?" I asked my table mates.