14 May 2010

With No Ability to Fully Assess Oil Leaks, Fed Government Still Approves More Arctic Drilling

The US government as a total body may be completely foolhardy and tone deaf. In the wake of the Horizon disaster, sadly, a Federal court has allowed Shell to move forward on drilling in the Artic without a murmur from the Congress or White House. Even as a semi-submersible (a

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14 May 2010

More Drilling Ahead in the Arctic, We Still Don’t Know the Current Spill Rate

A court allows Shell to move ahead on drilling in the Arctic even as we still cannot firmly know how much oil is spilling in the Gulf, because none of these companies has been required to develop a technique for measuring a leak rate concretely.

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12 May 2010

Whistleblower: BP Falsified Tests on Its Blowout Preventers

We can’t even know if the Horizon blowout preventer was safely functioning at the point of the blowout and explosion, as BP apparently falsified tests on these devices frequently. More to the point, MMS let them.

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11 May 2010

With Oil Disaster Growing, Obama to Divide Minerals Management Service; Landrieu Still Defends Drilling

As Obama may be proposing the first real and positive change at the Federal level to address the extraction industry in a very long time, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Oil) continues to demand more drilling.

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11 May 2010

Obama to Divide Minerals Management Service. Landrieu Continues Serving Oil Industry

As Obama may be proposing the first real and positive change at the Federal level to address the extraction industry in a very long time, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Oil) continues to demand more drilling.

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05 May 2010

With Gulf Wildlife Under Threat, Louisiana Senators Defend Drilling; Is Pelosi Also Capitulating?

Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, the two Senators from Louisiana, speak out in favor of continuing oil drilling as the Horizon oil slick threatens their state’s environment and livelihood. Lieberman backs them up from his perch in the Senate. Pelosi signals no resistance from the vaunted House Democratic majority.

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05 May 2010

Threatened Wildlife Resents Industry Sponsorship of Louisiana Senators, Pelosi Already Capitulating?

Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, the two Senators from Louisiana, speak out in favor of continuing oil drilling as the Horizon oil slick threatens their state’s environment and livelihood. Lieberman backs them up from his perch in the Senate. Pelosi signals no resistance from the vaunted House Democratic majority.

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04 May 2010

Four-Story, Rusty Steel Box Built as Consolation to Sea Birds; Horizon Spill out of Control

The latest spill extent graphic from NOAA shows an increasingly staggering area impacted by the Horizon well leak by mid-week. Winds have reversed now, spreading the slick Westward, and temporarily relieving fears that the slick could migrate to the East Coast though Atlantic fisheries could still be impacted.

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04 May 2010

Four-Story, Rusty Steel Box Built As Consolation to Northern Gannet, Horizon Spill Out of Control

The political games worsen as the spill continues uncontrollably. BP has constructed a rusty, four-story steel box to deal with the disaster brought on by its 350 million dollar oil rig.

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