Gulf spill

Arctic drilling places endangered species like this Polar Bear in harm's way (photo: Amy Messere)

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water

More evidence that Congress lives in an alternate universe: they still think offshore oil rigs are no place for regulators. Basic common sense says that if you want to increase …

Coming soon to a coastline near you? (photo: flickr/hunting.glee)

Gulf spill side effect: Amnesia

The politics around offshore drilling have taken a turn for the crazy.  Last month, while the rest of the country was marking the one-year memorial of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, …

Good luck finding one of these in the Gulf (photo: US Fish & Wildlife)

Shocker! Gulf drilling agency makes the “High Risk List”

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) made this year’s list of the worst-run government agencies.  The “High Risk List” helps the feds keep track …

Dolphins in Gulf Shores, AL (photo: Christy Sheffield)

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

It’s been a bad month in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week BP decided to stop playing nice.  Ken Feinberg, who the oil giant chose to run its compensation fund …

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