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).
|By: Greg Palast Saturday June 9, 2012 1:59 pm|
|By: Philip Radford 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.
|By: Glenn W. Smith 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 [...]
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
|By: watertiger Tuesday September 7, 2010 8:00 pm|
A BP curriculum for environmental science? Really?
|By: Glenn W. Smith 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 [...]
|By: Glenn W. Smith 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 [...]
|By: Cynthia Kouril 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.
|By: Michael Whitney 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.
|By: emptywheel Thursday June 3, 2010 1:00 pm|
You and I pay NOAA Director Jane Lubchenco to protect our seas and oceans. And instead, she seems increasingly complicit in BP’s efforts to cover-up the extent of their disaster.