Political satirist Andy Cobb’s take on the recent ExxonMobil tar sands oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas: America’s oil industry is terribly misunderstood. When a lot of people hear “364 pipeline spills in 2012″ they think it’s a big mess, like a nearly realized advent calendar of crap. What they fail […]
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Many British Columbians fear the possible environmental damage of the Northern Gateway pipeline running through their wilderness, yet paradoxically they and all other Canadians not only take pleasure from the largest oil spill in Canadian history, but … . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Canadians Enjoy Largest Oil Spill In History
The good thing with fundamentalism is, it’s non-partisan.
Opposition to all oil tankers off the coast of British Columbia has shown that it’s not just conservatives that can give up on moderation and pragmatism, progressives can too.
In 2008 the Conservative government passed legislation imposing mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes. Instead of judges determining . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Banning Tankers On BC Coast Is Fundamentally Wrong
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Perhaps more than any other sitting U.S. President, Barack Obama has been Commander in Chief through some of the most obvious examples of what climate change will do to America. The last few weeks alone have given us severe . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: President Barack Obama
The corporate funded, Libertarian/Conservative “think tank” FreedomWorks is doing their best to convince Americans that taxpayer-funded energy subsidies and loans are a waste of our resources. Of course, that doesn’t apply to the massive giveaways to the dirty energy industry, only to the federal loan programs established to invest in cleaner, . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: FreedomWorks Fails Basic Math And Economics To Smear Renewable Energy Investments
More than two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and BP's well spewed millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Greenpeace has finally been granted access to pictures that show the real impact of the oil on marine life. The pictures were obtained via a Freedom of Information Act . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Greenpeace Uncovers Shocking Photos Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Disaster
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed its first criminal charges into their investigation into the cover up of BP’s oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico. The charges have been filed against Kurt Mix, a former engineer for BP, for allegedly destroying evidence related to the oil flow estimates from . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Justice Department Files First Criminal Charges In BP Oil Disaster Probe
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 rig workers and subsequently caused an oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico that leaked hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the water. The mainstream press will provide coverage over the next few . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The State Of The Gulf Two Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster
College football fans aren’t the only ones who’ll be paying close attention to what’s happening in Louisiana this evening – BP is hoping that tonight’s BCS championship game will be the ultimate payoff for their aggressive public relations campaign which is aimed at convincing the American public that the oil from . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: BP Launches PR Blitz To Repair Image
Perhaps one of the most honest assessments of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion reveals the numerous failures of both industry and the federal government in the worst marine oil disaster in U.S. history.
The U.S. Department of the Interior sanctioned the report, compiled by more than a dozen . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Report Partially Blames Federal Government For Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion
coal ash spill.jpg On Monday, a bluff surrounding a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based power plant collapsed, sending a cascade of debris and coal ash waste from the power plant into Lake Michigan. No in… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: New Lake Michigan Coal Ash Spill Raises Old Concerns
bp_oil-leak.jpg The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an official investigation to determine whether or not BP lied to the public and to the government about the amount of oil that was leak… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Justice Department Launches Investigation Into BP’s Oil Gusher Cover Up
transocean-explosion-fire-sinking.jpg A new report released by authorities in the Marshall Islands says that the failure of oil rig workers to properly address safety issues led to last year’s ca… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Is Deepwater Horizon Rig Owner Trying To Blame Victims For Gulf Oil Disaster?
bp-logo-fish_0.jpg Oil giant BP is urging the federal government to stop making payments to Gulf Coast residents affected by last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil geyser. BP claims that the impro… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: BP Urges Government To Halt Gulf Oil Disaster Relief Payments For Future Losses
transocean-explosion-fire-sinking.jpg Offshore oil drilling giant Transocean released the results of an internal investigation this week on the causes of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil r… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Transocean Report Blames BP For Gulf Oil Disaster
keystonexlmap_350.jpg According to the NRDC, the proposed $13 billion Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would not be able to detect “pinhole leaks” in the pipeline that release fewer tha… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Would Feature Woefully Inadequate Spill Detection System