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Trump Administration Opens Up U.S. Coasts To Offshore Drilling

“Drill baby drill” is more than a mantra by those that want to increase domestic output of fossil fuels. It is a way of life, as the recent proposal by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to increase offshore drilling on both coasts proves. Zinke’s proposal would make over 90 percent of the acreage […]Read More

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EarthTalk: What Lessons Learned from the 2010 BP Gulf Oil

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is off-shore drilling any safer for the environment today given lessons learned from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico?- Leslie Jackson, Bern, NC The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 resulted […]Read More

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An Earth Day Look at the BP Oil Spill, One

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Megan Hagist, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) One year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history began, key questions about its environmental impact remain unanswered. The 4.9 million barrels of BP oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico continue to threaten marine wildlife and […]Read More

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Another Rig Catches Fire

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, […]Read More

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Deepwater Horizon: What Peak Oil Looks Like and The Future

As focus rightly remains on mitigating environmental and economic destruction in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, the next challenge is how, or if,  continued  expansion of offshore drilling should proceed. Particularly in deep water drilling projects like BP’s failed well in the Gulf of Mexico. The first step then is how long and […]Read More

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: BP Oil Hits

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 […]Read More