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The Wait is Over for Florida as Tar Balls Wash Ashore

Guest Blog by Dr. Enid Sisskin The wait is over.  For the last six weeks we’ve waited and wondered when we in Florida would start seeing the physical impacts of the Gulf…

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The Gulf Oil Disaster, Vulnerable Communities and Energy Policy

This post was co-authored by Seandra Rawls and Marcus Strong, Clean Energy Policy intern for the summer of 2010. The sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the uncontrollable oil…

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Turning Anger Into Action - Personal Actions In Response to Gulf Disaster

Last week, Jen Rennicks offered a blog for our readers about taking political actions to stop future offshore oil drilling as a response to our nation's largest, most horrific environmental disaster of…

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Deja vu all over again - 31 years later

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." - Edmund Burke (1729-1797), statesmen, writer and philosopher In the past month, commentators and especially offshore-drilling proponents have used the word 'unprecedented'…

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Why BP Withholds Crucial Video of Oil Leak and Lowballs Estimates

It took BP one month, miles of devastated coastline and communities, hundreds of dead wildlife, repeated requests from NOAA, Senators Bill Nelson (FL) and Barbara Boxer (CA) and finally a demand from…

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SACE Flies Over Gulf Spill

Yesterday I flew with SACE board member Enid Sisskin and former board member Michael O’Donovan, a professional photographer. Both are Gulf coast residents with a long history of fighting offshore drilling. We flew…

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Turning Anger Into Action, Responding to the BP Gulf Oil Disaster

Since the Gulf oil disaster began on April 20, the ever-increasing damage to local wildlife, ecosystems and local economies confirms just how deadly our addiction to oil and other dirty fossil fuels…

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Live video feed of the ROV monitoring BP damaged riser

In response to public pressure, BP has agreed to live stream BP notes: "Please be aware, this is a live stream and may freeze or be unavailable from time to time. Throughout…

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Investigator Warned MMS in 2009 About Deepwater Gas Blowouts in Gulf of Mexico

Sixty-page report points to record of almost 40 deepwater blowouts, and culture of dangerous risk exposure by David Sassoon, solveclimate.com - May 24th, 2010 A sixty-page memorandum addressed to Renee Orr, the…

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Wind Mills, Not Oil Spills - One Month and Counting

Today marks the one month anniversary of what will undoubtedly be known as the nation's worst environmental disaster: the sinking and uncontrollable leak of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil well. Remarkably, no…