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Gulf Coast Disaster: From Bad to Verse

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

When drilling deep in search of oil, you need an iron will. But even more essential is some way to stop a spill.

A Requiem for the Gulf

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Moore

No one can deny the Gulf has been altered in a manner that will affect it for generations and recovery is not a certainty. No more knowledge is needed to understand this catastrophe. Death expands with the slick.

New Rule: You Drill Here, You Live Here

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert L. Cavnar

Here's a new rule: All corporations owning or servicing these wells must be managed by CEOs who are permanently based in the US.

Causes and Consequences of the BP Oil Catastrophe: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and What We Will Never Know

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

There is one, and only one, way to ensure that deep water oil drilling never again leads to catastrophe, and that is to discontinue all deep water oil drilling. Period.

Ryan Grim

Father Of BP Victim, Gordon Jones, Lashes Out At BP CEO Tony Hayward

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When BP CEO Tony Hayward lamented that he wanted his "life back," Keith Jones took notice. A petition started by Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.), callin...

Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limit Shield

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says he will introduce a bill to repeal a law that could allow the owner of the oil drilling rig that sank ...

Now the Gulf Spill Companies Are In-Fighting Over Insurance

D.A. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
D.A. Barber

When cleanup is complete, insurers will have an estimated loss from claims of environmental damages, death, and personal injury, between $1 billion to $2 billion.

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.

BP's Top Two Officials On Rig Are No-Shows At Crucial Hearing

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This story has been updated Some of the most-anticipated witnesses at key oil spill hearings -- including BP's top official on the Deepwater Horizon ...

Deepwater Horizon Workers Describe Failures That Led To Gulf Oil Spill

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MIKE BAKER and JEFF DONN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — As the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig burned around him, Chris Pleasant hesitated, waiting for approval from his superiors before ...

In Wake of BP Spill, Will We Save Our Oceans?

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

As BP Deepwater Horizon shows, in images as grotesque as Cousteau's were gorgeous, we cannot let the ocean's mystery lull us into inaction.

Will BP Go the Way of Exxon--Again?

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Fact of the Day: J.P. Morgan invented credit-default swaps to extend Exxon a $5 billion line of credit in case it had to pay out the court judgment ag...

Why Clean Coal Is Not, but Renewables Are

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The assertion that coal can currently be mined and burned cleanly is as delusional as the claim that new technologies render off-shore drilling perfectly safe.

BP Took 'Shortcuts' Before Well Blowout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- Senior managers complained oil giant BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well tha...

Preventing the Next Environmental Catastrophe

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

How do we change the organizational culture inside of BP to place a higher priority on worker safety and environmental protection? One motivator is catastrophe.

Safety Awards That Endanger Workers' Lives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

BP, Massey Energy and Tesoro all have hauled out plaques celebrating safety achievements to deflect allegations of corporate recklessness in the after...

Could the Gulf Oil Spill Be a Game-Changer?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Could the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico be a game-changer for President Barack Obama? Could he unleash a whole new set of environmentally sound, green policies that would demand sustainability?

Our Survival Depends Upon Reconciliation With, Not Exploitation of, the Natural World

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

We cannot afford to passively witness the destruction of our natural environment, because written in the oily sands of the Gulf is the degrading of all life on the planet.

BP's Offshore Drilling Nightmare -- What Are the Costs and Who Has To Pay?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The chances that the United States will fully recover these costs from BP are remote. This is only the beginning, only a fractional representation of resources devoted so far.

BREAKING: Federal Flow Rate Technical Team Established To Determine Extent of BP Oil Spill

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon Response team has today established a multi-agency federal effort to determine oil flow rates from the BP spill.

Eco Etiquette: Is The Gulf Oil Disaster Obama's Katrina?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm a South Park conserva...

Green News Report -- May 18, 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: Oil, Oil, Tar...

Oil Spill Commission Planned By White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says the White House will establish a presidential commission to investigate the oil spill in the Gulf o...

Transocean Expands PR To Manage Washington Scrutiny

The Hill | Jim Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An offshore drilling company tied to the massive Gulf oil spill is boosting its lobbying and public relations team as the number of congressional inqu...

Chris Oynes, MMS Official, To Step Down In Wake Of Gulf Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chrys Oynes, the associate director of Offshore Energy and Minerals Management at the Minerals Management Service will retire May 31, reports The Wash...