I have often remarked, with surprise and dismay, how quickly the American people have been to forget about oil spill disasters like the Exxon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon. I noted how, just months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, Barack Obama began efforts to expand offshore drilling in […]
A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine told me of a conversation she had with an “expert” she met while traveling. He had been studying the environmental impact of the BP oil spill that took place after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, she said. He […]
Today, a “large swath” of Lac-Mégantic, a town in Quebec, was obliterated in explosions caused by crude oil that was being transported through the town. Large amounts of the crude oil also spilled into the Chaudiere River. The oil was being sent to Maine, to be used by Americans to cruise around in their cars […]
The oil spill is estimated to have reached over 10,000 barrels in size so far, and the cleanup may take a long time indeed. […]
They’ve closed the oyster beds in coastal Louisiana again. Once again, the cause is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Companies that drill for oil routinely leave their old oil wells in place, putting a cap on the top and then walking away. One of these inactive well heads started spewing oil into […]
Pelicans in Minnesota are laying eggs contaminated with crude oil and the oil spill dispersant Corexit. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill may still be spreading, up to the border with Canada now. […]
The Obama White House had in its possession large numbers of photographs of endangered marine animals covered in oil – including photographs of huge piles of garbage bags filled with dead sea turtles. Obama decided to cover up the photographs, to keep them secret from the American people – in order to protect Big Oil. […]
Proving the point that while Barack Obama hasn’t kept most of his campaign promises, he has been out there, working hard on the most important things, like keeping the oil industry from looking bad. […]
The Deepwater Horizon drill site in the Gulf of Mexico, which spewed untold barrels of crude oil earlier this year, has finally been permanently plugged. So, has the oil spill crisis stopped? Not by a longshot. Oil spills continue to take place all the time, even if they aren’t reported by your familiar TV anchors. […]
More oil spills remind us that human civilization’s dependence upon petroleum comes at a terrible cost. […]
BP has announced that, because of all of its mistakes in dealing with the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which lasted for more than a quarter of a year before it was finally stopped, it is now much better prepared to deal with future oil spills.
That means, if we […]