Massey CEO Set to Open More Coal Mines

By: Monday December 12, 2011 4:22 pm

Don Blankenship was head of Massey Energy when 29 coal miners lost their lives in a massive explosion. Forced to resign, he has been largely invisible since.

Now he’s filed papers to start another coal mine venture.

 

Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident – Some Facts on What a Meltdown Is

By: Saturday March 12, 2011 7:54 am

In a time of accident like we are seeing at the Daiichi Nuclear Power Stations facts are a very good thing. So let me provide you with some facts, then we can talk about what is known at this point about the accident there.

Explosion at Fukushima Nuke, Smoke Billowing and Walls Collapsed

By: Saturday March 12, 2011 5:16 am

Overnight there was an explosion at one unit of one of the two Fukushima nuclear stations that have been slowly failing since the earthquake and tsunami. Earlier reports had said that in one unit, the still hot fuel rods had been exposed by falling cooling water while problems continued at Unit 2 and three other units at a nuclear station about 15 km away. There have also been reports of releases of cesium with seriously high radioactivity being reported in the vicinity.

Explosion at Quake-Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan [video]

By: Saturday March 12, 2011 5:14 am

After a devastating 8.9 earthquake, damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant led to some sort of explosion.

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

By: Friday May 14, 2010 8:09 am

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 la the Horizon) Venezuelan gas [...]

Oil Blowout: What Did BP and Halliburton Know; What and When Did They Tell Us?

By: Friday April 30, 2010 12:30 pm

We still don’t know what caused the blowout and explosion, but the Wall Street Journal is running a story suggesting the cause may have been related to the process Halliburton used for sealing the holes and gaps created during the drilling process.

Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Drilling Disaster: Oil Slick Now Over 1,800 Square Miles and Growing

By: Monday April 26, 2010 6:30 pm

As the oil spill continues unabated from the collapsed riser pipe left behind the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, the politicians begin their inevitable tepid response. Mary Landrieu scuttles for cover.

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