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Engineering Academy Finding: BP's "Failure to Learn"

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

A common theme in a new report on Deepwater Horizon is that poor decision making, complacency and over confidence in BP's organization created an environment for an increasingly dangerous oil well.

Halliburton Admits Skipping Critical Test Before Gulf Oil Spill

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge is ordering tests to be performed as soon as possible on cement Halliburton Co. used to seal the BP well that late...

Carl Barbier, New Orleans Judge, Gets Most Of BP Oil Spill Lawsuits

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies o...

Will There Be Crude Justice or True Justice For Oil Spill Victims?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

This week marked the opening of the new Supreme Court term, with John Roberts at the helm, the conservative majority champing at the bit, and the newe...

Green News Report: September 9, 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: New electri...

BP To Accept Some Blame For Oil Spill In New Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP is set to release a 200-page report Wednesday in which the corporation will accept some, but not all of the blame, for one of the worst oil spills ...

Green News Report: September 7, 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: We're back...

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...

Green News Report: August 26, 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: Aid slowly...

Judge Who Owned Bonds In Gulf Oil Spill Companies Will Handle Most Spill Lawsuits

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies ...

New Lawsuit Alleges Transocean Employee Knew Dangers: "The Rig's On Fire! I Knew This Was Going To Happen"

Mother Jones | — Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A prominent Houston attorney with a long record of winning settlements from oil companies says he has new evidence suggesting that the Deepwater Horiz...

Don't Blame Palin, Blame Stalin

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

For too many years in too many quarters, the name of the game has been blame. It seems that more and more people refuse to accept the responsibility f...

Gulf Oil Spill Criminal Case Difficult Against Execs

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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Sandra Bullock Removes Support From 'Restore The Gulf' Campaign Amid Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sandra Bullock has temporarily withdrawn her support from a campaign called Restore The Gulf after questions about its connections to oil companies ar...

Sam Stein

Gulf Coast Restoration Group With Oil Industry Ties Defends Itself From Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Gulf-area wetland restoration company under heat for advocating taxpayer assistance for coastal cleanup efforts defended itself on Thursday against ...

Wetlands Front Group Funded by Big Oil Wants Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for BP's Gulf Destruction

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

A group of oil companies including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Citgo, and Chevron are using a front group called America's WETLAND Foundation to spread the message that taxpayers should pay for the damage caused by BP.

Leaked Safety Report Shows Key Gulf Oil Rig Components Hadn't Been Inspected In 10 YEARS, Workers Raised Concerns

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A confidential survey of workers on the Deepwater Horizon in the weeks before the oil rig exploded showed that many of them were concern...

Baby Sea Turtle Is First Rescued From Gulf Oil Spill Slick

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Officials say the first sea turtle to be rescued from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being cared for in New Orleans. Audubon A...

Transocean: An Oil Drilling Company Even Sarah Palin Can Hate

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a filing submitted to a federal court in Houston this week, [Transocean] has invoked an obscure, 159-year-old law to contend that it should only ha...

Possible Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Prompts White House To Ask Congress For $10 Million

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The White House is asking Congress to approve $10 million for potential litigation costs arising from the oil spill in the Gulf of ...

BP Oil Spill Underwater Video Shows Oil Gushing Like Steam From Geyser (VIDEO)

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROBERT, La. (AP)-- Video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing...

"The Gulf Appears To Be Bleeding:" Institute for Southern Studies

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) features a compelling video on its website that documents an overflight at ground zero of the British Petrol...

Transocean's Long History Of Testing, Violating Offshore Drilling Regulations

New York Times | BARRY MEIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Transocean is the world's largest offshore drilling company, but until its Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, few American...

FAQ About the Gulf Oil Spill

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
ProPublica

Here's our attempt to distill the information, and to focus on the more nebulous, unanswered questions of why it happened, whether it could've been prevented, and who's on the hook for the disaster.

Oil From BP Spill Hits Louisiana Coast And Marshes

AP / Huffington Post | HARRY WEBER and TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down for video about the spill from New Orleans' Times-Picayune NEW HARBOR ISLAND, La. - Oil is washing up on the shores of New Harbor Island ...