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'Green News Report' - January 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.13.2012 | 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: GOP plann...

BP Faces More Oil Spill Citations

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violation...

'Green News Report' - November 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.22.2012 | 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: Meet the ...

Offshore Safety Chief Pushes For Stiffer Fines

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The head of the offshore drilling safety agency is telling Congress current fines for offshore violations need to be much stiffer. Mich...

Transocean: No Sign Of Oil Leak At Deepwater Horizon rig

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

-- Oil rig operator Transocean Ltd. says no oil is leaking from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded last year. Oil sheens were r...

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.15.2011 | 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: Republica...

BP's Bad Timing

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

If you were BP, wouldn't you wait for the right time to go back to the U.S. government to ask for more permits to drill? What would seem like a good time to do that?

BP Reduces Its Gulf Disaster Bill By Settling With Partner

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

LONDON — BP has struck a deal to receive around $1 billion from one of its minority partners in the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well, raising hopes...

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | 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: It's hard...

April 20, 2011, Is the Gulf Oil Spill Deadline for Claims Against Transocean

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

This day carries very real legal significance for residents in the Gulf region who are suing BP, Halliburton and Transocean and hoping to hold them accountable for the tremendous damage these companies caused.

Questions for BP and the Oil Industry on the One-Year Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Disaster

Antonia Juhasz | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Antonia Juhasz

One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig -- owned and operated by Transocean and leased by BP -- exploded off the coast of Louisiana. El...

A Collective Trance: One Year After the BP Oil Spill

Alison Fitzgerald | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books
Alison Fitzgerald

It was a year ago this week that an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in flames, killing 11 men and sending more than a hundred workers fleeing for their lives into the dark sea.

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | 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: Big victo...

Fire on the Horizon

John Konrad | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
John Konrad

The investigations into the Deepwater Horizon rig's demise over the one year since that tragedy have all pointed toward the corrupting influence of the same forces I experienced first hand working for the same company.

Green News Report: April 14, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2011 | 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: Californi...

Green News Report: April 12, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2011 | 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: One month...

Green News Report: April 7, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2011 | 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 U.S....

How the Richest "1 Percent" Keep Rewarding Themselves for Epic Failure

Linda Keenan | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Linda Keenan

A signature feature of the shadow lobbyist era is not just a manipulation of public policy, but also an embrace of "failing upward". No matter the track record, the elite 1 percent seek more of the same.

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | 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: Breaking:...

Suck on This

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Here are some notes from a nation in which the wealthy and powerful increasingly act with near impunity and the lesser off just have to "suck on this" -- in the immortal and unwittingly apt phrase of one of our elite pundits.

Transocean Execs Get Bonuses For 'Best Year In Safety,' Despite Gulf Disaster

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 06.02.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Transocean Ltd. gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the "best year in safety performance in our company's history" &nd...

Tests on BP Well Blowout Preventer Confirm Redesign a Necessity

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

The US government is currently issuing permits to drill knowing full well that operators are using blowout preventers that are insufficiently designed to shut in blown out deepwater wells.

BP Asks Judge To Dismiss Oil Spill Claims

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP and other companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to dismiss many of the claims filed by business...

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

Judge Orders Oil Spill Rig Owner To Turn Over Safety Records

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ordered Transocean Ltd. to turn over a batch of safety records to a government panel probing the deadly rig ex...