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BP's Recklessness Caused Gulf Oil Spill, Judge Rules

AP/The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

A U.S. judge has ruled that BP's recklessness caused 2010's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a move that could cost the company billions. Earlier thi...

Tesoro Begins Cleanup of Massive Oil Pipeline Spill in North Dakota (PHOTOS)

Jesse Coleman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Though the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed due to popular backlash, oil and related hazardous materials continue to flow through the United States on trains and through pipelines. Increasingly these pipelines leak, contaminating the surrounding area with hazardous chemicals like benzene.

Ex-BP Employee Blames Conviction On Juror

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Defense attorneys for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's 2010 Gulf oil...

Federal Pipeline Regulatory Body Re-Opens Line Causing Biggest Fracked Oil Spill in US History

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A month after over 865,200 gallons of oil spilled from Tesoro Logistics' 6-inch pipeline near Tioga, North Dakota, the cause of the leak is still largely unknown to anyone but Tesoro. The pipeline resumed operations today.

Trouble for Exxon

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Natalie Pace

For investors worried about the impact of the spill on Exxon's share price, the truth is that there are macro market trends that could impact the price even more than the oil spill. Exxon is trading at an annual high, largely because the Dow has posted an 11 percent gain already in 2013.

Meeting the Cleanup Challenge

XPRIZE | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
XPRIZE

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident prompted the X PRIZE Foundation and Wendy Schmidt to invite not just the oil recovery industry, but anyone with imagination and drive to take on a daunting challenge.

PHOTOS: In Hungary's Wake, A Look Back At 10 Terrible Toxic Spills

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As headlines and photos pile up of the toxic sludge accident in Hungary, we're unfortunately reminded that it isn't unique. Toxic spills have a long a...

Getting The Gulf Back to Work: Let's Remove Idle Oil Drilling Structures

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The more than 1,000 idle oil rigs and drilling structures in the Gulf of Mexico now provide us with a unique chance to create jobs and open up future economic opportunities throughout the Gulf region.

BP To Expand Consumer Products Line In U.S.

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Peter G. Miller

BP has announced that it will expand its consumer products division during the next few months, bringing an array of new brands to local stores. Acco...

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

The F Word: The Power of the Presidency

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The president -- finally -- used his muscle to get something done for those the chair of the BP board called the "small people." People in need.

The F Word: Learning from Roosevelt(s)

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The President has a Rooseveltian opportunity, columnist Frank Rich wrote this weekend. Teddy Roosevelt was on his mind: stand off against the Titans o...

My Industry -- the Oil Industry -- Should Be Ashamed of Itself

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time for the industry to get on the right side of reform and improvements, not taking our usual negative positions, wielding our army of lobbyists, having to be dragged by the hair to do the right thing.

Let's Tell Big Oil: You Break It, You Buy It

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

This spill will impact the Gulf region, and the nation, for decades to come. There's no question that BP is to blame. It's time we brought corporate liability law in line with the scope of this catastrophe.

New Media Keeping Coal Ash Spill from Drowning in the Muck (VIDEO)

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

Volunteer organizations and individuals were largely responsible helping inject this disaster into the national media. I am hopeful we will see even more examples of this new media from the impacted residents.