Gulf Oil Spill

On The Media

Interview with David Sassoon, Founder of Pulitzer Prize Winning Environmental News Organization

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

In July of 2010, a catastrophic oil spill took place in Marshall, Michigan, flooding a million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo river. At the time, the media paid it little attention, distracted perhaps by the more dramatic Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that was just winding down in the Gulf of Mexico.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: Will High Gas Prices Hurt Obama's Re-Election Hopes?

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.

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The Takeaway

Gulf Fishing Communities a Year Later

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. 

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The Takeaway

Documents Reveal Congressional Safety Concerns Prior to BP Disaster

Friday, December 17, 2010

Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, officials in Congress were concerned about the "cozy" relationship between federal regulators and the oil industry and the failure of regulators to spend funds on safety measures, according to documents recently acquired by The New York TimesThe documents were acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, and include emails between Congressional officials and the Minerals Management Service. Was the M.M.S. "stonewalling" all along? And how will Gulf residents take the news?



BP Says It Will Reinvent Company

Monday, July 26, 2010

BP officials say they will reinvent its company that reported a record $17 billion quarterly loss.

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SpilLover: Balancing Oil in Times Square

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


When oil started gushing in the Gulf, Brooklynite Josephine Decker felt overwhelmed. She wanted to do something to call attention to the spill and start conversations about conserving oil. So she got a group of dancers together, dressed them in white, and had them balance small buckets of oil-like liquid ...


Transportation Nation

Senators Now Crossing the Aisle for Electric Car

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Lawmakers are hoping for a chance to give the electric car a jolt in the Senate’s upcoming energy bill.

A bipartisan group of senators are pushing a new round of incentives and cash designed to speed development of long-range batteries and plug-in stations that could finally start to push the US transportation fleet away from fossil fuels.

No one expects it to happen quickly. Most lawmakers and experts expect it will take decades before a significant proportion of Americans are driving plug-in hybrids or electric cars.

The Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010 throws $1.5 billion in research and development grants to high-tech battery firms.

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