Some Louisiana residents and oil spill activists fed up with BP oil spill inaction recently walked to Washington, D.C. from their home state of Louisiana to try to get Congress, the Obama administration, and BP to do more in response to the BP oil spill and its effects on their lives and communities.
Gulf Oil Spill
The effects of the BP oil spill are still all over many Gulf beaches. One Alabama resident walks us through what is still covering the beaches there, and is as far deep in the sand as he has tried digging. A national wildlife refuge in the area is still covered in oil, with seemingly contradictory
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Ma.) and some other House Democrats introduced an amendment to an updated oil spill response bill last week that “would implement a key recommendation by the bipartisan oil spill commission,” the Environmental Defense Fund reports. “The recommendation is for Congress to dedicate 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties to be assessed for
As I said in the post published an hour ago on TSA agents giving Gulf activists special treatment in California’s Ontario Airport, I recently ran across a few new BP oil spill stories that deserve a little attention. First of all, with regards to the BP oil spill, how’s this for compassion? As we saw
Heard much about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico lately? Probably not… once the caps were in place on the well, the media largely moved on to other stories. Even the current slew of political advertising doesn’t seem to try to make much hay out of the US’ largest environmental disaster. But
A variety of oil spill condoms, political condoms, or endangered species condoms are available for folks practicing safe sex these days. Want to help the Gulf of Mexico while also having safe sex? Exactly what you’ve been thinking about lately, right? Well, now you can! Practice Safe Policy has started selling Oil Spill Condoms. 20% of
“MERCY” just released by multi-platinum recording artist Pauli Carman “Champaign” to benefit restoration/preservation from BP Gulf disaster. We got a sneak peak of Pauli Carman’s new single geared at helping oil spill clean-up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico last month, a beautiful cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me”, and posted about it twice
This week the X Prize foundation announced their intention to come up with a contest for solutions to cleaning up the damage done by the oil leaking from the BP Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Roughly 35,000 solutions have been proposed to BP, our government and other organizations, including the X Prize
While the media focused on coverage of the Gulf Coast oil disaster, few were aware that Alaska could have had another oil travesty on their hands. It’s not getting a whole lot of press coverage, and with what’s happening in the Northern Gulf off the shore of Louisiana, I guess we can’t be surprised. Lack
[social_buttons] Unfortunately, the BP oil spill in the Gulf isn’t helping everybody to learn from their mistakes (or the mistakes of those who they support). Tony Hayward, Sarah Palin (who increasingly reminds me of Paris Hilton), Rush Limbaugh and Representative Don Young have a host of ridiculously sad statements so far. Don’t know if I
Joining the troops in the Gulf Coast, Hollywood star Kevin Costner has invested many millions of dollars inventing the right device that cleans oil from seawater. [social_buttons] Costner’s Oil Spill Separation Machines have been in the making for over 15 years for exactly this kind of ocean disaster like the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.
Just in case you are wondering what is happening right this moment in the Gulf of Mexico, here is a live video feed of the BP Oil Spill from the ocean floor, 5000 feet below the surface. [social_buttons] This live video was made possible following a demand from Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) for a