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Oil Rig Disaster

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 ...

Marcus Baram

Gulf Oil Spill: Government Regulator Downplayed Environmental Impact Of Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This story has been updated In the wake of the growing environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is being blamed for discounting the potent...

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...

Marcus Baram

Gulf Oil Rig Disaster And Mine Explosion Highlight Weak Safety Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I have here before me a pile of news clips collected over the last couple of weeks describing workers, men and women, young and old who have been cru...

Dan Froomkin

Gulf Oil Spill: A Symbol Of What Fossil Fuels Do To The Earth Every Day, Say Environmentalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The leading edge of a vast oil slick started to come ashore in Louisiana on Thursday night, a shroud of devastation falling on America's coastline eve...

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...

Dan Froomkin

NOAA Warned Interior It Was Underestimating Threat Of Serious Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration officials last fall warned the Department of Interior, which regulates offshore oil drilling, that it wa...

Marcus Baram

Mary Landrieu Minimized Potential For Spill And Impact Of Damage (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for video Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, in which 11 workers were thrown overboard and are presumed dead, federal officia...

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...

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...

Ocean Our Ocean in Revery and Neglect

Fabien Cousteau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fabien Cousteau

We must roll up our sleeves and mop up the mess.

Gulf Oil Spill: Relief Wells Are Risky, Could Actually Make Spill Worse

Huffington Post | Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the wake of every failed attempt to stem the gush of oil spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the one option that is almost unanimously r...

One Giant Oil Rig

Marie Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marie Wilson

Manly man behavior in men and acquiescence to these behaviors by women will have to be abandoned. If we don't pay attention to this, we may be one big unplugged event from our demise.

Dan Froomkin

BP's Response Plan Was A Joke, Group Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP's official response plan for oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico doesn't actually say anything about how the company would stop a blowout, wildly unde...

Dan Froomkin

Gulf Oil Spill: Markey Demands BP Broadcast Live Video Feed From The Source

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: BP has relented and will release a live video feed of the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a press release from Rep. Edwar...

Dan Froomkin

Gulf Oil Spill: Government Remains Blind To Underwater Oil Hazard

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SEE UPDATE BELOW The Obama administration is actively trying to dismiss media reports that vast plumes of oil lurk beneath the surface of the Gulf of...

Marcus Baram

Gulf Oil Rig Victims: A Memorial To The 11 Men Who Lost Their Lives (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With research assistance by Travis Donovan Lost in the media maelstrom surrounding the Gulf oil rig disaster -- from breathless coverage of congressi...

Dan Froomkin

Where's The Oil? Your Government Doesn't Really Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For more than three weeks now, crude oil has been erupting out of a pipe a mile underneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. A new analysis of seaflo...

BP Refinery Cited For Serious Safety Violations

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Already in the cross-hairs of federal and congressional investigators -- as well as dozens of plaintiff's attorneys -- for its role in the Gulf oil ri...

Marcus Baram

Whistleblower Claims That BP Was Aware Of Cheating On Blowout Preventer Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This story has been updated As the federal and congressional probes continue into the causes of the Gulf oil rig explosion, new information is coming...