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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…

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Shortsighted Obama Plan Opens Southeastern Shores to Drilling

Yesterday, President Obama backed down from a campaign promise to uphold the moratorium on offshore drilling that has protected our southeastern shorelines from oil interests for decades.  His announcement proposes to open…

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A False Solution Called Offshore Oil Drilling

Our nation is at an historical crossroads with how we choose to produce the energy that fuels our way of life.  One road paves the way for a clean energy future and…