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The Macondo Monkey on BP's Back

Rocky Kistner | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Down in the Gulf, oil still is bubbling to the surface near BP’s disastrous Macondo well. Local fishermen know it, environmental watchdogs know ...

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.

BP Accident Report Out...Points Finger at Everyone Else

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

The long awaited internal report on the blowout of Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well from BP was released this week, a 200 plus page treatise with pag...

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...

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...

Defense Mobilizes Louisiana National Guard to Fight BP Oil Spill

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The US Defense Department authorized the deployment of the Louisiana National Guard to help local communities in the cleanup and removal of oil. Whether critical habitats can be protected from contamination is the question of the hour.

Bottlenose Dolphin Teeth, British Petroleum PR and Reality on the Mississippi Delta

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There is a deep distrust of anything British Petroleum has to say here in south Louisiana, and the President's claim that 90 percent of the flow will be stopped by the middle of July is being roundly criticized. If the number came from BP, there is good reason to be incredulous.

Gulf Rig Widows Urge Repeal Of High Seas Death Law

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHALMETTE, La. — Members of Congress vowed Monday to amend a 90-year-old law that limits the amount of money survivors can recover in the deaths...

Transocean's Home Run

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Brauchli

Transocean Limited, the company that owned the rig that now rests on the bottom of the ocean, has gone to court to invoke the aid of the Shipowner's Liability Act of 1851. That Act, it hopes, limits the liability of a company in Transocean's position.

Transocean Deepwater Horizon Senate Testimony [Full Text]

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Testimony Before The Committee On Energy & Natural Resources United States Senate May 11, 2010 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy and Implic...