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Enviro News Wrap: GOP Attacks the Environment; Oil Prices on the Rise; DeChristopher Convicted, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: GOP attack on Obama’s environmental policies coming from “all sides”. All pendulums swing. With the surge of environmentalism in the government and grass-roots activisim. conservatives are forced to respond. Nothing drastic would pass the senate or pen of Obama though. The price of oil is…

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Another Rig Catches Fire and Reignites Offshore Drilling Fears

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) On Thursday, a manageable explosion on a Gulf Coast oil rig reignited fears founded by the BP spill and revived calls for a reassessment of the country’s drilling policies. Just before 9 a.m. Thursday morning, the Vermilion Oil Rig 380 exploded. Unlike the Deepwater Horizon rig, this one was located in…

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News Break: Offshore Rig Explodes Off Louisiana Coast

A rig located just west of where the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank last April, killing eleven workers and subsequently releasing millions of barrels of oil and gas into the gulf. Thirteen workers were reported “overboard,” but all are now safe and accounted for. One worker is said to have sustained injuries, apparently non-life threatening. Smoke is reported rising…

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Alberta Tar Sands

A short video with some sobering facts, figures, and images of the Alberta Tar Sands (set to the music of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: EDF Oil Spill Video Illustrates the Tragic Irony Unfolding in the Gulf

Originally published at CleanTechies.com by David Yarnold, executive director of Environmental Defense Fund From a comfortable distance the BP oil disaster is depressing and horrific. But up close, it’s worse. Two days in the Gulf of Mexico left me enraged – and deeply resolved. Both the widespread damage and the inadequacy of the response effort exceeded my worst fears. I’d…

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Blotting the Gulf: Latest Impressions from the Gulf Coast and a Look Ahead from Sierra Club’s Michael Brune

Michael Brune, the new executive director for the Sierra Club, spoke yesterday at an international gathering of renewable energy entrepreneurs, policy experts, and advocates. In his remarks, Brune spoke of his most moving image yet of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. It’s a moving and heartbreaking story, but from disaster comes opportunity. Brune message yesterday was not only…

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Playing it “Safe” With Big Oil: Deepwater Offshore Drilling Moratorium Upheld

Once again, the money and power yielded by Big Oil has trumped any concern for the environment, our nation’s natural resources and precious eco systems, countless numbers of plants and animals, as well as the safety and even lives of our fellow human beings. For just last night, the 5th District Court of Appeals has terminated any hope of the…

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