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An oiled brown pelican floats in the Gulf during the height of the 2010 oil spill. Photo credit:  Louisiana Governor's office.

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill Trial 101: A Primer

This week was the start of the Deepwater Horizon disaster trial. Remember the start of the disaster itself? Initially, BP was downplaying, denying, and hiding the awful truth: that crude …

Striped dolphins swim through BP oil, April 2012 (NOAA's National Ocean Service)

BP is Even More Dangerously Arrogant Than You Thought

Haven’t been following the BP oil spill trial this week? You’ve missed a series of incredible revelations that have provided a window inside BP’s grossly negligent corporate culture.

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Gulf Residents Ask DOJ to Hold BP Fully Accountable

Today marked the start of the civil trial to hold BP accountable for the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As dawn broke in New Orleans, 50 Gulf …

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Standing Up in the Face of Disaster

Over two years ago, the communities I grew up in experienced the largest and costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history. On July 25th, 2010, a pipeline owned by Canadian …

Pelican in flight. Photo by Rick Lewis.

Lagniappe for the Mississippi River Delta—and the Gulf of Mexico

Last Thursday began with a buzz of speculation for those of us in the Mississippi River Delta Restoration campaign. The Justice department was going to announce a settlement with BP …

Tar Sands in New England?

Last week there was a meeting in the town of Randolph, New Hampshire to talk about tar sands. A Randolph conservation commissioner who had heard about the tar sands/Trailbreaker issue …

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Gulf Dolphins are Still Dying—Don’t Let BP Off Easy

Two and a half years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, dolphins across the northern Gulf of Mexico …

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Investors Demand Environmental Improvements from Tar Sands Industry

Tar sands is a risky business—it is one of the dirtiest fuels on the planet. Just this week, a group of 49 investors with $2 trillion in assets called on Canadian oil …

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Enbridge Threatens Freshwater Drinking Source for Millions of People

Today NWF released a report warning of a pipeline hazard beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Submerged in the waters where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, more than 20 million gallons of …

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The Keystone Pipeline Myth Machine – 2012 Election Edition

Tar sands oil is one of the biggest threats looming over our planet’s health. Here’s what you need to know about the Keystone XL pipeline and Big Oil’s shameless spin.

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