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Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary

Remembering The Gulf Oil Spill

The Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green

Three years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and leaving oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. From April 2...

Lynne Peeples

Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary: Debate Continues Over BP Disaster's Impacts On Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

SOUTH PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. -- Julie Creppel raises six children here, steps away from the lapping waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Her modest mobile ho...

The Gulf Oil Spill Tragedy In Pictures

Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

Two years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, yet the effects are still being felt. Tar balls are turning ...

Long Before BP Spill, Leaders of Both Parties Knew We Can't Drill Our Way Out of Oil Addiction

John Adams | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
John Adams

Why do we push to the ends of the Earth -- in the Gulf, in the Arctic, from the tropical forests of Ecuador to the boreal forests of Canada -- rolling the dice with irreplaceable habitat and life, to feed our insatiable demand for oil?

Scientists Need Funds to Continue Spill-Related Research

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last summer, biologists and chemists whipped through Gulf waters collecting samples to gauge impacts from BP's spill. Analyzing some of those samples is stalled, however, until BP releases more research funds.

Frogs in Boiling Water

Carl Pope | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

One explanation for inaction on climate disruption is that, like frogs in a slowly heating pot, we just don't notice it. But a year ago, the waters boiled -- with oil and gas -- and we still seem incapable of protecting ourselves.

Feds Reopen Last Gulf Waters Closed Since Oil Spill

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- It was the catastrophe that seemed to crush a way of life, an oil rig exploding in the darkness and plunging the Gulf Coast and its peo...

Obama On Spill Anniversary: 'The Job Isn't Done'

AP | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is noting the one-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, payin...

PHOTOS: The Most Powerful Image Of Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

One year after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 offshore workers and triggered one of the largest environmenta...

Safe, But in What Way?

Carl Safina | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Carl Safina

In the wake of last April's Gulf blowout, and in the midst of nuclear meltdown in Japan, lobbyists for Big Everything rush to assure us that these technologies are safe. And I agree; they are. But that's not the question.

One Year Later, Congress and Industry Do Nothing to Make Drilling Safer

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Last week, Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, declared, "Drilling is safe." It was as if we learned nothing from the BP disaster and the ongoing suffering it has caused.

Experts Fear Another Oil Disaster

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER and HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- With everything Big Oil and the government have learned in the year since the Gulf of Mexico disaster, could it happen again? Absolutel...

What We Still Haven't Learned From the Exxon Valdez Disaster

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

While the Exxon Valdez spill was a very different spill than the Deepwater Horizon disaster, there are some striking similarities that suggest that we didn't learn our lessons from the Exxon Valdez disaster.

Gulf Mom Threatened by Oil Disaster Walks the Walk to D.C.

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Cherri Foytlin is a mom on a mission. As the anniversary of the BP oil disaster approaches, Cherri says the message still is not getting to the country's political leaders. So the Louisiana mother decided to take the message to them in person.