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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: The BP Spill, the Climate Bill, and the Possibility of Real Change

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) “There’s a dead dolphin on this beach,” Mother Jones‘ Mac McClelland, wrote yesterday in Louisiana. It’s one snapshot of the harm visited on the Gulf Coast by the BP oil spill. Back in Washington, the Senate climate bill, which would put the country on a path to cleaner energy consumption, is…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: The BP Oil Spill – Who’s in Charge?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) President Barack Obama is in Louisiana today, and BP is saying it will know in 48 hours if its attempt to “top kill” the leaking oil well in the Gulf Coast by pouring mud and cement over it has worked. If the scramble to stop the leak has ended, the slog…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: That Sinking Feeling – Oil Rigs and Climate Bills

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil from a sunken rig is leaking as much as five times faster than scientists originally judged, and the spill reportedly reached land last night. And in Washington, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) jumped from his…

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