Bp Oil Spill
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Friday, October 19, 2012
In 2010, in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution were brought in by BP to help advise. But after the US government sued BP, the company went after the Institution, subpoenaeing private correspondence and other documents on top of the 50,000 documents that the WHOI had supplied voluntarily. Brooke talks to Richard Camilli, an oceanographer at the WHOI, who says he believes this kind of request can compromise independent scientific inquiry.
Califone - Burned by the Christians
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
More than two years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion that killed 11 workers and caused millions of barrels of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, federal authorities have arrested Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer. Mix was among those tasked with monitoring and stopping the leaking oil; he is is accused of destroying evidence showing exactly what the company knew about why attempts to seal the leak were failing.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Abrahm Lustgarten, reporter at ProPublica and author of Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, reflects on the errors leading up to the spill, and its ramifications a year after the catastrophe.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Incumbent parties tend to fare poorly in elections when consumers feel like they're paying an arm and a leg at the pump. But it's more complicated than that.
Friday, April 22, 2011
By Charlie Herman : Business and Economics Editor
In the same week that marked the one year anniversary of the BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a spill of another sort was happening hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Today marks one year since the Deepwater oil rig exploded, leaking oil into the Gulf. More than half a million people say that BP owes them money, and many of them say the compensation process is unfair and is taking too long. Kenneth Feinberg is in charge of the $20 billion in compensation fund. He responds to Gulf residents who say the process isn't fair.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
It's been a year since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill and many questions remain about the long-term impact that the disaster will have not just on public policy, but on the fragile ecosystems of the Gulf Coast. To mark the one year anniversary of the disaster, two of our regular contributors reflect on what the future looks like one year later. Lisa Margonelli is the Director of the Energy Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation and David Biello is an editor at Scientific American.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Wednesday is the one-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. All week long on The Takeaway, we'll be speaking to residents of the Gulf region whose lives, businesses and communities were profoundly impacted by the oil gusher that followed the explosion. Dean Blanchard owns a wholesale seafood wholesaling business in Grand Isle, Louisiana and was a frequent guest to the Takeaway in the days and weeks immediately following the Gulf Oil Spill. He endured a blow to his business, a layoff of 65 employees, and has endured a long wait to settle a claim with BP.
Friday, April 15, 2011
A year after a an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig created a devastating oil spill in the region, how are fishing communities in the Gulf of Mexico dealing with the disaster? The BBC's Robyn Bresnahan visited the area to speak with people whose livelihood has been affected by the spill and the aftermath. She's witnessed everything from dead oysters to a resident so determined to increase awareness she walked to Washington D.C. from New Orleans on foot. Today we hear more from Bresnahan about her experiences in the Gulf.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
Prepare to pop your champagne corks and warm up your vocal cords to belt out the lyrics of Auld Lang Syne. New Year’s Eve is upon us. For some, it’s a time to look forward to a new chapter. For others, a chance to reflect upon the accomplishments of the past year.
For liberals, let’s just toast that 2010 is over at last.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
All week long we're talking with some of our favorite guests from the past year about the year that was, and what they foresee in the year ahead.
Today: a conversation about the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry…the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which leaked over 205 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf this past spring and summer. The leaking oilhead was capped in July: how are people in Gulf states doing today?
TN Moving Stories: Ireland Wants More Bikes, US Airlines Report Profits, and Ethanol Gets Taxpayer Boost--What Do Taxpayers Get?
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
By Kate Hinds
Does ethanol deserve a multi-billion dollar tax credit? (NPR) And: a new EPA rule from the fall allowed for more ethanol to be mixed in with gasoline, but now automakers are suing, stating that the new blends aren't safe for cars. (Marketplace)
The New York Post says there's been a 16% rise in vehicle/bicycle collisions this year.
U.S. airlines report highest profits in at least four years. (Los Angeles Times)
Ireland's transportation minister, in an effort to promote bicycling, has announced that local authorities must include specific cycling policies and objectives in future development plans. (Inside Ireland)
New York subway ads now have less literature, more MTA self-promotion. (New York Times) And your TN correspondent has composed a haiku to mark the occasion: Goodbye, poetry/Hello, line improvements tout/but whither Dante?
GM says it is recycling oil-drenched boom material from the BP oil spill and turning it into plastic resin to be used in the Chevy Volt. (Wired)
Toyota will be fined $32 million for failing to swiftly recall defective vehicles. (New York Times)
Friday, December 17, 2010
Were cleanup efforts and regulation adequate in the gulf before and after BP's Oil spill? It depends on who you talk to, but one thing seems clear: the debate isn't over. Just as the Justice Department opened a large case against BP for more cleanup, The New York Times released documents detailing hand-wringing in Congress over lack of safety and regulation in the Gulf before the disaster.
Friday, September 03, 2010
By Britta Conroy-Randall : WNYC Culture Desk
British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has been venturing into more mixed and varied mediums lately, adding performance art and even sculpture to his distinctive repertoire. With his reputation for subversive social commentary, it was only a matter of time before Banksy addressed the worst oil spill in history.
Monday, August 30, 2010
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
With waves six to eight feet high, Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says efforts are on "weather hold," as crews prepare final operations on the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
BP’s well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico exposed multiple weaknesses in our preparations for a major disaster and our regulation of the companies drilling in deep waters. We will speak with Tad Patzek, Professor and Chair, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, and Dave Valentine, professor of Geology at UC Santa Barbara. They will discuss the cleanup, the ecological damage it has caused, and how effective the proposed changes to rules and regulations will be in preventing future disasters.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Kenneth Feinberg officially took over the $20 billion fund allocated for those affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher. BP, the company responsible for the crisis, has already paid $368 million to individuals and businesses who suffered financial losses. But thousands of claims are still left unresolved and will fall now on Feinberg's desk.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, and Tad Patzek, Professor and Chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas Austin, discuss the technical background of the BP oil spill: what lead to the blowout, and how that well compares to the many others in the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll also look at ways the accident could have been avoided and possibilities why the blow out has been so hard to stop.