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BP Oil Spill Settlement Appeal Goes To Court

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court heard dueling arguments Monday on whether a judge should have approved BP's multibillion-dollar settlemen...

WATCH: Gas Rig Sinks As Workers Scramble For Safety

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

Iran avoided a human tragedy when a fully manned 1,000-ton gas rig sank into the Persian Gulf last week without injuring any of the workers, according...

Oil Rig Workers Evacuate As Gas Leaks

AP | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green

LONDON (AP) — Shell UK says it is withdrawing some of its workers from two North Sea platforms near an underwater gas leak from a Total-run rig. ...

$39 Billion, Just the Tip of the $20 Trillion Oil Iceberg

Jigar Shah | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Our energy needs are in conflict are out of synch with natural systems. In the case of the Caspian Sea's $39 billion oil-drilling project, here are some facts.

Rig Owner Refuses To Honor Oil Spill Subpoenas

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is refusing to honor subpoenas from a federal board that has challenged the c...

This Labor Day, Think of Those Who Keep Your Lights On

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

I have a lot to be thankful for this Labor Day: a job that I'm passionate about, a family that's happy and healthy, and a president who cares deeply a...

Jason Linkins

Miami Herald Plays Fast And Loose With Oil Rig Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier today, another oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 100 miles south of Vermilion Bay in Louisiana. If you've been following ...

Oil Rig Explodes In The Gulf Of Mexico Off The Louisiana Coast

AP | ALAN SAYRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — An oil platform exploded and burned off the Louisiana coast Thursday, the second such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in less than ...

When Complex Systems Fail

Tom Loughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tom Loughlin

It's precisely because of the success and vigor of complex systems that we often take their reliability for granted. Most of us rarely consider the safety of an oil rig until something goes awry.

Oil Rig Victims' Families Struggle With Loss

Washington Post | Lonnae O'Neal Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

EUNICE, LA. -- Keith Jones lingered outside the imposing doors of St. Anthony's Catholic Church debating whether to step into the memorial service ins...

BP's Own Probe finds safety issues on Atlantis rig

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — The company whose drilling triggered the Gulf of Mexico oil spill also owns a rig that operated with incomplete and inaccurate enginee...

Marcus Baram

Big Oil Fought Off Rules Requiring Equipment To Prevent Blowouts

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For over a decade, the oil industry has aggressively fought safety regulations intended to prevent accidents and blowouts on offshore oil drilling rig...

Oil Spill Worse Than Exxon Valdez: Oceanographer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Gulf Coast spill will have eclipsed the Exxon Valdez in terms of total gallons of oil before the weekend is over -- making it the largest oil spil...

Friday Talking Points [121] -- Swampy Muck

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Once you get started, it becomes quite easy to justify shaking people down for their papers. I think the police should pull over anyone who looks like they work on Wall Street, at any time.

Halliburton May Be Culprit In Oil Rig Explosion

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This story has been updated Giant oil-services provider Halliburton may be a primary suspect in the investigation into the oil rig explosion that has...

The Gulf Coast Oil Spill: An Ecological Disaster Years in the Making

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has now reached the Gulf Coast and will likely eclipse the Exxon Valdez disaster in its impact on the ecology of th...

Green News Report -- April 29, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More on Linds...

Marcus Baram

Oil Spill Gulf Of Mexico 2010: Congress Demands Answers From BP, TransOcean As Feds Launch Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the massive oil spill caused by the worst rig explosion in decades continues to spread across the Gulf of Mexico, more questions are being raised a...

Green News Report -- April 27, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Remembering li...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

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

Marcus Baram

Big Oil Fought Off New Safety Rules Before Rig Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to see the proposed safety regulations and BP's objection As families mourn the 11 workers thrown overboard in the worst oil rig disaster...

Robot Submarines Working To Stop Gulf Coast Oil Leak

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — It could take hours or it could take months to stop a 42,000-gallon-a-day oil leak polluting the Gulf of Mexico at the site of a w...

Oil Leaking From Damaged Offshore Rig

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard discovered Saturday that oil is leaking from the damaged well that fed a massive rig that exploded this week off L...

Oil Rig, Deepwater Horizon, Sinks And Sets Stage For Big Spill In Gulf Of Mexico

AP | KEVIN McGILL and HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than a day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creat...

Dan Froomkin

Gulf Oil Spill: Rig Owner's Avoidance Of U.S. Jurisdiction Angers House Panel

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig was registered in the Marshall Islands and its owners paid taxes in Switzerland -- but when the rig blew up and...