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The Biggest Environmental Disaster in U.S. History Never Really Ended

The Biggest Environmental Disaster in U.S. History Never Really Ended

Cleanup workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still suffering 10 years later.
We're About to Lose One of Our Best Tools to Study the BP Oil Spill's Fallout

We're About to Lose One of Our Best Tools to Study the BP Oil Spill's Fallout

BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform exploded 10 years ago today, but the Gulf of Mexico may never be the same. That’s especially true for the deep seas around the site, where researchers have yet to see
A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.
First They Cut The Safety Rules On Oil Rigs. Then They Covered Up Objections To Cutting The Rules.

First They Cut The Safety Rules On Oil Rigs. Then They Covered Up Objections To Cutting The Rules.

Offshore oil rigs are among the most dangerous places to work. The roughnecks who work on the rigs are often dealing with heavy objects, high pressures, suspended weights, oil, grease, heat,
‘The Cost of Silence’: Film Review

‘The Cost of Silence’: Film Review

A decade has passed since 2010’s Deepwater Horizon tragedy, history’s most catastrophic oil drilling accident that occurred when a BP-operated pipe exploded, leaking millions of gallons of oil into
‘The Cost of Silence’: Exclusive First Look at Sundance Doc on Deepwater Horizon Spill

‘The Cost of Silence’: Exclusive First Look at Sundance Doc on Deepwater Horizon Spill

“The Cost of Silence,” a new documentary about the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, doesn’t just chronicle the worst oil drilling disaster in history. It looks at the devastating
Lawyer Accused of Defrauding BP Oil Spill Settlement Hosts Biden Fundraiser

Lawyer Accused of Defrauding BP Oil Spill Settlement Hosts Biden Fundraiser

Former Vice President Joe Biden attended a fundraiser hosted by a high-profile trial lawyer, once accused of defrauding the settlement allotted for BP's Gulf Coat oil spill, during a recent swing
NOAA Investigates Surge in Dead Dolphins Along the Gulf Coast

NOAA Investigates Surge in Dead Dolphins Along the Gulf Coast

Since the beginning of February, over 260 bottlenose dolphin strandings have been documented along the northern Gulf Coast, prompting the declaration of an “unusual mortality event.” The reason for
What to watch after Chernobyl: Five compelling films about real-life disasters

What to watch after Chernobyl: Five compelling films about real-life disasters

Fans of HBO's Chernobyl miniseries are looking for the next thing to watch after devouring the five-episode drama, and these films offer a great place to start when it comes to compelling
The Scummy Bucs Tried To Keep Secret Their Failed Attempt To Get Millions From The BP Oil Spill Settlement

The Scummy Bucs Tried To Keep Secret Their Failed Attempt To Get Millions From The BP Oil Spill Settlement

This is old, but so what. The more we can talk about how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cooked their books in a failed attempt to claim settlement money from a far-off oil spill that didn’t actually affect
The Buccaneers Tried Accounting Tricks To Claim Money From The BP Oil Spill

The Buccaneers Tried Accounting Tricks To Claim Money From The BP Oil Spill

This is something else: A federal appeals court rejected the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ attempt to secure nearly $20 million from a settlement fund designed to compensate victims of the 2010 Deepwater
Barack Obama shares his approach to handling tough decisions

Barack Obama shares his approach to handling tough decisions

The former president has a framework for making impossible choices.
Zinke is officially rolling back offshore oil and gas production safety rules

Zinke is officially rolling back offshore oil and gas production safety rules

Safety rules for the oil and gas industry introduced after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster are officially being rolled back by the Trump administration. In a notice that will appear in the Federal
Trump proposed a massive expansion of offshore drilling—what can states do?

Trump proposed a massive expansion of offshore drilling—what can states do?

Offshore federal land requires state infrastructure.