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BP: Crime and Punishment

It appears that justice may be catching up to BP in the wake of the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of at least 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have been spilled making it the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history. The company is being accused of lying about the extent…

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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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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Risks of Continued Oil and Gas Extraction Grow, USSF Offers Change

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused there, deepwater oil drilling is just one of many risky methods of energy extraction that industry is pursuing. Gasland, Josh Fox’s documentary about the effects of hydrofracking, a new technique for…

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