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The Incompetent Blame Game as the Gulf Bleeds

I have watched this horrific spill unfold with utter disbelief at the lack of preparedness and clear incompetence of the oil companies’ response. It May Look "Slick" Remember the American Petroleum Institute’s…

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As Oil Spills, Washington Chokes off Biodiesel Industry

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, Congress has yet to pass an important extension of the $1.00 per gallon biodiesel blenders tax credit.  2009 has been tough for…

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Looking for Answers in all the Wrong Places

If the still-unfolding oil disaster in the Gulf has taught us anything, it’s that we have spent 40 years trying to solve the ‘wrong’ problem. When 3 million gallons of crude oil…

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SACE Calls for Gulf Challenge in Wake of Spill

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv2yKAKX7dk Take Action: Tell the White House to Reverse Offshore Drilling Plans Join SACE in Fighting Offshore Drilling

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Oil Spill Sinking Not Shrinking Thanks to Toxic Dispersants

At first glance, the latest forecast image from NOAA shows that the oil spill is significantly smaller than in previous days.  The truth is that the amount of oil spewing out of…

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Gulf Residents Wait and Hope

Guest Blog by Dr. Enid Sisskin It's a gray blustery day on the gulf coast, very much like the days in summers past when there was a hurricane in the gulf and…

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Loop Current Could Bring Oil to East Coast

The next stop on BP's runaway disaster train: the "loop current."  This warm water current sets up in the Gulf of Mexico and flows out through the Florida Straights, past the Keys…

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Crude Awakening in the Gulf

This morning coastal residents in Louisiana will wake to uncertainty as ribbons of oily sheen wash into their estuaries and onto their beaches.  The ongoing ecological catastrophe in the Gulf is stirring…

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The Gulf Oil Disaster by the Numbers

The continuous stream of updates on the Deepwater oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico suggests this story is moving from bad to worse. Early estimates from BP were that 1,000 barrels…

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Sacrificing the Gulf for the Illusion of Energy Independence

This blog was co-authored by Dr. Stephen Smith, Toni Reale and Jennifer Rennicks. Hollywood couldn't have written a stranger, more ironic script depicting our nation's ugly, polluting and dangerous energy addiction.  On…