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Brown pelicans being washed at Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Venice, La. (photo: NWF)

There’s Nothing Radical About Safety

4/8/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

With the 1-year memorial of the Deepwater Horizon disaster almost here, NWF and other environmental groups sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to fully implement the drilling safety measures recommended by a bipartisan panel.  We repeated our call […] Read more >

A Transocean rig in the Gulf of Mexico (photo: BP America)

Gulf Spill Rig Owner: Well Done, Execs!

4/4/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

You just can’t make this stuff up.  Transocean, the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig at the center of last summer’s Gulf oil spill, is giving bonuses to its executives for outstanding achievements in safety. As reported in […] Read more >

An Excuse to do Nothing

2/3/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

How did 300 tons of rusted metal halt federal legislation in its tracks?  That’s the question looming over the Deepwater Horizon’s blowout preventer (BOP), a “fail-safe” mechanism designed as the last line of defense against oil spills. During last week’s […] Read more >