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Another Oil Spill In the Gulf Of Mexico

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 [...]

Message In A Bottle

Woke up this morning. You won’t believe what I saw: A hundred million bottles, washed upon the shore.

Boxer and Sanders Introduce Strong Climate Bill. Will Obama Support It?

Barack Obama keeps on promising that, despite years of inaction, while he provided special breaks to encourage more drilling for petroleum and other dirty fossil fuels, he will eventually do something to confront the growing crisis of climate change.

Promises are easy to make. This week, Barack Obama has received the opportunity to finally take [...]

House Democrats Try To Stop Destruction Of American Mountains

Yesterday, the House of Representatives saw the introduction of H.R. 526, a bill that if passed into law would create a moratorium on mountaintop removal coal mining until studies of the health impacts of the extreme mining method. [...]

Kill Your Car

Cars are doing us more harm than good.

Cars pollute the air and water. They clutter up the land with roadways and parking lots.

Cars encourage not just the burning of fossil fuels, but drilling, too, resulting in significant ecological degradation.

Cars fill our neighborhoods with noise. They slam into pedestrians and bicyclists, making it [...]

Links Against SUVs

unnecessarily large, carrying extra weight, burning extra gasoline, and creating extra pollution when smaller, more efficient vehicles would do the job just as well. [...]

House Committee Sinks Reforms On Government Spying And Killings

This is a story about a Big Brother spying program that targets law-abiding Americans, and about executions of American citizens, without trial, ordered not by a judge but by President Obama, but the story begins with a crisis in water. [...]

Carbon Emissions From Fossil Fuels Reach New Record High

The International Energy Agency reported that carbon emissions from fossil fuels increased by a gigaton last year, a 3.2 percent increase that made last year’s carbon emissions from coal, oil, and natural gas the highest ever in human history. [...]

Obama Sued For Approval Of Oil Drilling Amid Endangered Whales

Four years ago, we blasted Sarah Palin for advocating oil drilling in the habitat of endangered beluga whales. Now, the Obama Administration has approved oil drilling in the habitat of those endangered whales. Are we supposed to look the other way, just because Obama is a Democrat? [...]

Oil And Oil Dispersant Found In Pelican Eggs Hatching In Minnesota

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. [...]

Obama Administration Covered Up Oil Spill Photos Of Dead Marine Life

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. [...]