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Gulf Spill

Oil Spill Lawyers Want Claims Czar Reined In

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Lead attorneys for people and businesses suing over the Gulf oil spill want a federal judge overseeing their cases to rein in the ...

Florida Keys and the Gulf Oil Disaster: Stories Shared and Lessons Learned

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

What did this harrowing summer teach us and those in the Keys? NRDC helped answer this question in a new report released today, compiling interviews with 11 people who were on the frontlines in the Keys.

Obama And Oil Drilling: How Politics Spilled Into Policy | Michael Leahy and Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In early April, fresh from announcing his decision to allow drilling in previously protected waters, an upbeat President Obama traveled to a battery f...

11 Ways You Know the Gulf Of Mexico Is NOT Oil Free

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

Toddlers don't need to wear floaties; they simply crawl across the top of the water.

Six Months After the Spill, What We Still Need to Do to Prevent Another Disaster

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We can't keep doing nearly everything the same and expect different results. We know what it takes to protect coastal communities and marine life from devastating oil spills. We need to start now, and this is how we begin.

Six Months, Five Shrimp and One Nasty Mess: Health and Seafood Safety Concerns From BP Spill Still Linger in Gulf Today

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

As we hear from fishermen that reopened areas are showing signs of oil, NRDC and Gulf Coast groups request documents and ask for explanations from the government. But most information is still not available, and the reopenings continue.

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...

Senate Goes On Vacation Without Addressing the BP Oil Spill

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Today it became clear the Senate will go home for the August recess without responding to the BP oil spill.

Dan Froomkin

BP Plays Dumb On New Spill Estimate | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A day after the federal government increased its estimate of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico to more than 4 million barrels -- making the Deepwater ...

Can Retrofits Help Us Get Off Oil? Yes.

Lane Wesley Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lane Wesley Burt

There is no rational basis for pursuing dangerous drilling while so much of the energy we use in our homes continues to literally leak out with no benefit.

Greening of Hypocrisy

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The campaign against Alberta's oil sands escalated last week by a group calling itself Corporate Ethics International which is neither international nor ethical.

How The Economic Impact Of The Oil Spill Is Spreading Beyond The Gulf (MAP, PARTICIPATE)

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram and Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Almost three months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the economic impact of the disaster continues to spread ac...

'Soul Of A Citizen': Village Politics -- Rebuilding Engaged Communities

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

One way to do this outreach while simultaneously building a base for the future is to work toward engaging those face-to-face communities we're already part of.

Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece Speak Out About Oil Disaster

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

In mid-June, I joined Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece as they visited the Gulf oil disaster. Following is a short video that contains moving testimony about what they saw.

Respirators for Some Gulf Workers, Finally!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Are the latest respirator recommendations adequate to protect clean-up workers? I'm not sure they are, but I'm glad that at least some of the brave workers out there will have the benefit of respirators if they need them.

On the Left, a False Choice Fuels the Growing Civil War Over Obama

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

This civil war is premised on a false choice: that an incremental legislative approach and a well-articulated grand ideological vision are mutually exclusive. They're not.

Cleaning Up the Mess: Thoughts on the Near Sisyphian Task in the Gulf

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

My hope is renewed by the people I see back home on the Gulf who work tirelessly and seemingly undaunted to save these animals from their horrific, man-made condition of suffering.

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!

Message For Obama: Gulf Spill Is Your Big Chance To Tout Alternative Energy

Grist | Jonathan Hiskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama so far has said nothing about the screamingly obvious connection between the spoils of fossil-fuel dependency and the vision of...

Oil Spill TRIPLED In Size In 3 Days (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP is preparing a system never tried nearly a mile under water to siphon away the geyser of crude from a blown-out well a mile under Gulf of Mexico wa...

Alaska: Where is the Next Generation of Oil Watchdogs?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

In the beginning there was Chuck Hamel.The year was 1984, and the VA businessman was convinced Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. had screwed him out of millions of dollars. That set Hamel off on a quest to make the oil companies pay.

BP Is Poised to Obstruct or Buy Scientific Research in the Gulf

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

BP recently announced it will provide $500 million to scientists for research into the Deepwater Horizon disaster's impact on the Gulf of Mexico. Whil...

NRDC's Veteran Ocean Advocate Reports on Oil in the Gulf

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

I have just returned from Louisiana where I saw firsthand the devastating impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. I saw oil in the marshes, on the beaches and in the water.

An Open Letter to Louisiana

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Wouldn't it be wise to begin developing a fallback strategy to save your environment for future generations and preserve your economy when the existing offshore wells run dry?

Haley Barbour: Drilling Moratorium Worse Than The Spill

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi's Republican governor, Haley Barbour, said on Sunday that the temporary moratorium on offshore drilling imposed by the O...