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Gulf Oil Spill Response

BP Deep-Cleaning Gulf Beaches As Oil Continues To Wash Ashore

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — What's typically a beautiful, quiet stretch of beach in the fall now resembles a construction site. Bulldozers and yellow d...

Big Oil Hasn't Learned Lessons Of BP Oil Spill

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Oil industry and government officials could get caught flat-footed again by another deep-water blowout in the coming months becaus...

Attention Must Be Paid: The Gulf Oil Spill Is Not Over

Rev. Jennifer Kottler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Kottler

The minute the spotlight leaves, so will the pressure on BP to make things right for the people and the environment that were destroyed. Attention must be paid.

Regulators Pressure Banks To Help Victims and Local Economy By Loaning To Oil Spill Victims

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Regulators urged banks to make loans to creditworthy people and businesses whose livelihoods have been hurt by the Gulf Oil spill. ...

Tropical Storm May Halt Gulf Oil Spill Response

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIAMI (AP) -- The first tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season formed Friday in the Western Caribbean, but forecasters can't yet say if ...

Expropriating British Petroleum

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Abrams

For two centuries we've used and abused the resources of the natural world on an exponentially increasing scale, and now the natural world is dying.

Gulf Needs Concrete Actions That Respect Residents' Rights

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Kennedy

CODEN, Ala. -- When Gulf Coast resident Louise Bosarge heard President Obama refer to her community as "resilient," her response was poetic: "We bounce back. We always bounce back. Bouncing hurts."

BP Oil Spill Rated Worse Than Katrina; Most Favor Pursuit of Criminal Charges: Poll

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Americans by more than 2-1 support pursuit of criminal charges in the nation's worst oil spill , with increasing numbers calling it a major environmen...

Thad Allen: Oil Spill Is 'Holding The Gulf Hostage'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill calls it "an insidious enemy that's attacking our shores" and "holding the Gulf ho...

Gulf Oil Spill: Will Obama Go to Indonesia or Stay Home and Deal With the Disaster?

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Guttman

The vast majority of Americans do not see a president who is angry enough for them. Going to Indonesia in a few weeks would be a huge slap in the face to everyone living along the Gulf Coast.

Gulf Fisherman On Oil Spill: 'Our Way Of Life Is Over. It's The End, The Apocalypse'

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The best hope for stopping the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has been compared to hittin...

Gulf Oil Spill: Ken Salazar Faces Calls For His Resignation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Is Ken Salazar the next head to roll, as a result of the gulf oil disaster? Last week, Elizabeth Birnbaum quit under pressure as head of the Interior ...