BP Admits to Spilling Even More Oil in Lake Michigan

By: Friday March 28, 2014 8:45 am

ot surprisingly, BP is still spilling oil all over America. A thoroughly predictable outcome given the near-complete pass they received after the Gulf Coast spill. This time it is one of America’s Great Lakes that is being polluted by BP’s reckless behavior, Lake Michigan.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Mike Magner, Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP’s Rise to Power

By: Saturday June 9, 2012 1:59 pm

I almost fell off the barstool when I read that it was Bain Capital (Mitt Romney, former CEO) that told oil giant BP it was a good idea to cut costs. The cuts would lead to death, mayhem and the destruction of the Gulf Coast (not to mention BP poisoning of Alaska, Africa, Central Asia and Colombia).

BP’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster: Two Years Later, Where Is the Response?

By: Friday April 20, 2012 5:08 pm

The BP disaster turns two this week. Two years since the nation was reminded that offshore drilling is dirty, dangerous, and deadly. Two years since the slow-motion disaster began changing our region, our communities, our ecosystem.

As we look back and assess where we are today, a troubling picture is emerging from the Gulf.

Throughout the foodchain, warning signs are accumulating.

Babes in a Dangerous Toyland

By: Sunday March 20, 2011 9:30 am

We humans find ourselves in an awkward – perhaps fatally awkward – circumstance. We seem unable to safely and morally manage the technologies and systems we are clever enough to invent. From Bhopal to Chernobyl, from Three Mile Island to the Gulf Oil spill, from New Orleans levee failures to the Japan nuclear crisis, we [...]

Late Night: The Longest Night

By: Tuesday December 21, 2010 8:01 pm

This solstice, let us make wishes for ourselves, for our neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries. . . and the world.

Late Night: BP to “Teach” Kiddies Environmental Science

By: Tuesday September 7, 2010 8:00 pm

A BP curriculum for environmental science? Really?

Evangeline, the Oil Spill and Highway 61

By: Sunday June 13, 2010 9:30 am

I was 18, skinny, out of money and in New Orleans for the first time after some Appalachian adventures and a visit to Nixon’s D.C. I faked a cocky walk into a French Quarter piano bar and stayed until closing time when the brunette singer in a sequined costume gown took pity on me. We [...]

A Troubling Pattern in America’s Obama Story

By: Sunday June 6, 2010 9:30 am

George W. Bush lost the popular vote in 2000 and was appointed president by the conservative U.S. Supreme Court. A sanctimonious pundit class tells us it is crabby, unpatriotic and uncivil to dwell upon that bit of history. But questions of legitimacy (“does he really belong here?”) have dogged Barack Obama since he won the [...]

Unlike BP, Long Island Believes in Advance Planning to Protect Our Beaches

By: Saturday June 5, 2010 11:00 am

The single biggest reason that Long Island can be mistaken for heaven on Earth is the beaches. From the boardwalks of Coney Island and Rockaway, past the world class resort quality of Jones Beach, passing through my personal fave’s Tobay and Gilgo beaches, all the way to the Hamptons, Long Island beaches are central to our way of life. We have a thriving fishing industry and our oysters, from Blue Point on the south shore and Oyster Bay on the north shore, are legendary.

BP Disaster Model: Oil Could Wrap Florida, Hit Atlantic Coast This Month

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 2:45 pm

Computer models project that oil from the BP disaster in the Gulf will hit loop currents by June, bringing oil up most of the Atlantic coast by the end of this month. According to this model, oil will shoot up Florida all the way to Virginia before it heads out to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (and international waters). Strands of oil look to make their way towards the Chesapeake Bay and other points north as time goes on. Watch the video here.

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