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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Gulf Spill Workers Harmed by Dispersents

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) BP’s relief wells are just short of sealing off the Macondo well, the epicenter of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For the Gulf community, this milestone might herald a sigh of mental relief. But clean-up workers are feeling the after-effects of working with oil and the chemical dispersants…

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Kill the Bastards! Chris Matthews on BP: “It’s Maddening”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews clearly goes over the top when suggesting in any literal sense that the CEO’s for BP, Transocean, or Halliburton be “executed” for their failure. But Matthews’ anger, frustration, and sadness over the situation in the Gulf belies his desire to execute them figuratively. He reflects a growing sentiment, one that appears ever more justified with each statement…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: BP Oil Hits the Louisiana Coast – and the Next Disaster Looms

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Oil has hit shore in Louisiana, and despite BP’s best efforts to keep the media away, reporters can now touch the greasy stuff with their hands and feet. The onrush of oil into the Gulf has continued for over a month now, and while BP is still trying to staunch both…

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Environmental News Wrap: May 4-May 9

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) is supposed to regulate toxic chemicals in the USA but has failed to do so more many reasons. The Environmental Defense Fund makes the case for updating TSCA and outlines their plan. A Supreme Court ruling in April of…

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