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Brooklyn Filmmaker's Boomtown Strikes it Rich

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Brooklyn filmmaker Rachel Libert's TV documentary marvelously captures the bust-to-boom transformation of a tiny North Dakota town where oil is discovered.

Oil And Gas Companies Applying For Water Rights In Southwest Colorado

Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Hundreds of water-rights owners in Southwest Colorado had a surprise in their mailboxes early this year - a lengthy application for water rights by th...

FBI Present As Key Piece Of Oil Spill Evidence Pulled From Gulf

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — A crane hoisted a key piece of oil spill evidence to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, giving investigators...

Obama Oil Spill Failure: How The President Failed To Crack Down On MMS, BP

Rolling Stone Politics | Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White ...

Obama On Oil Spill: U.S. Will 'Bounce Back'

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans on Monday that the Gulf Coast would "bounce back" from the worst oil spill in t...

Nuclear Option For Plugging Oil Well Gains Support, But U.S. Not On Board

New York Times | William J. Broad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking...

Gulf Awash In 27,000 Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

AP | JEFF DONN and MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Leading environmental groups and a U.S. senator on Wednesday called on the government to pay closer attention to more than 27,000 abandoned oil and ga...

BP Caps One Of Three Leaks At Gulf Well, Though It Will Not Stop Oil Flow

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard says BP PLC has managed to cap one of three leaks at a deepwater oil well, but the work is not expected to reduce the o...

Reading the Pictures: Crude Comparison

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Shaw

2010-04-29-spil.jpgWhile the Gulf is in flames, the Germans are putting up elegant-looking offshore windmills in the North Sea this week.

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Could Face Complications From Tropical Storm Alex, Weather

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- The logistics of containing the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are mind-boggling even in ideal conditions. Add a tropical stor...

Deep Horizon Oil Well Gushing 42,000 Gallons Into Gulf Of Mexico Per Day

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- Coast Guard crews raced to protect the Gulf of Mexico coastline Monday as a remote sub tried to shut off an underwater oil well tha...

BP Oil Spill: Containment Cap To Be Replaced Next Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)- As officials reported a gradual increase in the amount of oil being captured from a spewing wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf of Me...

Sam Stein

BP Director On The Defensive: 'Cutting Corners' Is Not The Way We Do Business (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BP Managing Director Bob Dudley insisted on Sunday that his company did not "cut-corners" in its operations in the Gulf, despite increasingly clear in...

U.S. Considering Criminal Case Against BP

LA Times | Richard A. Serrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A team of top federal prosecutors and investigators has taken the first steps toward a formal criminal investigation into oil giant BP's actions befor...

Reading The Pictures: A Crude Salute

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-30-mccain_cindy_oilderrick.jpg Conservatives obviously don't get the irony of having their presidential nominee and wife billboarding militarism while standing next to an oil derrick.