Oil Spills

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Don't Let Big Oil Off the Hook

Currently, U.S. law is such that an oil company has to pay no more than $75 million in the event of a disaster. This means billions in damages will not be paid by BP for the BP oil spill. If you think this cap should be raised, take action below.

June 23rd

The Mercy Project [VIDEO]

[social_buttons] One of our readers, Johnie Lewis Tidwell, passed on a link about a great-looking project in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf. The video below from the The Pauli Carman Show is about the Mercy Project. The Mercy Project is a special music project focused on bringing awareness and the importance […]

June 18th

BP Response to Oil Spill Video [Humor]

[social_buttons] Following Obama’s BP oil spill speech and 3 ways you can take action in response to the BP oil spill, I thought I’d add one more post on the BP oil spill today. This is a hilarious, if not still very sad, video mocking BP’s response to its oil spill in the Gulf of […]

June 16th

Obama BP Oil Spill Speech

Here are some thoughts on Obama’s BP oil spill speech. What do you think about Obama’s speech? [social_buttons] For a long time now, those in the know about climate change have been saying, if we were threatened by another country in the same way that we are threatened by climate change, all of the US […]

June 16th

Americans are Unhappy with BP

Americans are growing unhappier by the day with BP’s efforts to clean up the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. [social_buttons]A new series of questions polled by USA Today/Gallup have highlighted Americans disfavour with how BP is going about the cleanup, who should be in charge and how much BP should be accountable […]

June 16th

58 Days and Counting

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is 58 days and counting and what that lost oil could have powered is growing as well. [social_buttons]A week ago we reported on a calculation by Professor James Corbett from the University of Delaware which showed that, based on the loss of 19,000 barrels of oil […]

June 16th

New High Resolution Video of BP Oil Spill [Video]

New high resolution video of BP oil spill released after pressure from Congress. [social_buttons] BP has released a new high resolution video of the BP oil. It took about a month before BP finally released a live video of the oil spill in the Gulf, and now it turns out what they released is not […]

June 11th

What the Oil Spill Could Have Powered

Based on the estimate of 19,000 barrels of oil a day, if the oil lost in the Gulf of Mexico had been refined it could have powered 38,000 cars and more. [social_buttons]The Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been the focus around the world, and many have wondered what the impact on […]

June 10th

Oil Spill Could Worsen Dead Zone

The disastrous and tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might enhance the regions already environmentally threatening dead zone. [social_buttons] According to researchers who just happened to have been in the area when the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig blew out and sank on April 20, the oil spill could worsen and […]

June 8th

Oil Spill Renews American Fervour for Environment

The most recent poll from USA Today and Gallup has shown a dramatic increase in America’s desire to protect the environment. [social_buttons]This comes only a few months after the last such poll which saw a desire for energy production to take priority over environmental conservation by 7 percentage points. Now that margin has swung back […]

May 28th

Taxpayer Bailout for BP?

Take action below and tell your Senators that you don’t want to pay for BP’s oil spill. [social_buttons] This is hard to believe, to be honest, even considering who it is coming from. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska wants taxpayers to foot the bill for BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill. She has proposed that […]

May 21st

Sun Glinting off Oil Spill

NASA’s Aqua satellite has caught imagery of the sun glinting off the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. [social_buttons]As it swept over the Gulf of Mexico, the Aqua, using the onboard Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument, took the above image showing three big bright sunglints. According to the May 18 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) […]

May 19th

National Bike Month is Here

National Bike Month is here and there are a lot of reasons to participate! It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining more and more (in most places in the Northern Hemisphere), the birds are chirping, and you can see more and more people on the streets riding their bikes. If you aren’t […]

May 6th

Sea Otter Acquires 1,000 FaceBook Friends

While being nursed back to health, a sea otter was supported by a huge online gathering. [social_buttons] The California sea otter was found covered with oil, and stranded at Sunset Beach in Monterey. It was taken to the California Dept. of Fish and Game’s Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center in Santa Cruz. She was named ‘Olive’ […]

April 26th

Killer Whale Population Never Recovered from Exxon Valdez Spill

Biologists believe that the entire population of killer whales in the Prince WIlliam Sound will soon die off completely. [social_buttons] While salmon, otters, and other animals in the area have experienced partial or full recoveries, this group of whales has struggled ever since the 11-million-gallon oil spill in 1989. At that point, the whales numbered […]

February 12th

The Arctic Oil Rush and My Misgivings

Every time that I see “Arctic” paired with “oil” in the one sentence, I start getting antsy. It can only mean one thing, and that one thing is eventually going to see oil spills coating ice-sheets rocking up on the front pages of our newspapers. And over and over people are reminded that whatever oil […]

July 27th

Alaskan Oil Fields Spill Risk

“We’re not antidevelopment. We’re not antigrowth. But this is just stupid.” How many times has that been muttered over the past few years, in an attempt to bring a semblance of common sense to the world? The answer is, obviously, far too many. But nevertheless it has once again been spoken by Margaret Williams of […]

April 14th