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You’ve got to say this about British Petroleum — they have some nerve. For more than two years, we’ve been reporting about all the lingering fallout from the Deepwater Horizon disaster — the sick and deformed seafood, the dead zones and the depleted oyster beds, the oiled marshlands and the dying dolphins, and the clean-up workers with crippling health issues. But now, after Hurricane Isaac whipped up some of the estimated 1 million [...]

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A selection of today’s headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking and the BP oil spill to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster:

Anti-Fracking Groups Organize Nationwide Rallies

BP Covered Up Oil, Swept Up Liability Exposed Prompt New Ad Blitz

Nuclear Sector Seeks to Regain Trust After Fukushima

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The last couple of weeks have brought a lot of news – both good and bad – down here to the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Isaac was a double whammy; the storm itself destroyed homes and upended people’s lives, but it also stirred up a ton of BP’s oil. There’s believed to be as much as 1 million barrels of oil still polluting our waters, some 29 months after the Deepwater [...]

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A selection of today’s headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking and the BP oil spill to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster:

West Virginia Gas Drilling Opponents Call For Halt To New Development

BP Proposes Deep Cleaning of Louisiana Beaches in Aftermath of Hurricane Isaac

Disaster-Area Kids Under Hard Stress

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A selection of today’s headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking and the BP oil spill to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster:

Ohio Rally, March to Protest Hydraulic Fracturing

Hurricane Isaac Washed Up Gulf Oil Spill Remnants, Auburn University Researchers Confirm

Shanghai-Fukushima Flights Still in Limbo as China Cancels Meeting With Governor

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For the last 29 months, I’ve been chronicling the widespread and still-very-much-ongoing fallout from BP’s gross negligence — “a corporate culture of recklessness,” as U.S. government lawyers called it — that killed 11 people and spewed an astronomical 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, BP, arm in arm with the class action lawyers (Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, or PSC) who are set to make 600 million dollars [...]

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A selection of today’s headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking and the BP oil spill to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster:

Residents Fear Fracking on Former Idora Land

Feds Slam BP in Key Court Filing, Admit Pollution From 2010 Spill Continues to Ravage Gulf

2 Minor Injuries in French Nuclear Plant Incident


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BP’s $8.7 billion attempt to put the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill behind it continues to come undone. In the latest unraveling of the oil giant’s proposed settlement with thousands of Gulf residents and businesses harmed by the offshore disaster, key rig contractor Halliburton has filed court papers (here and here) slamming the deal as unfair and lacking transparency, and urging a judge to reject it. Halliburton’s plea to U.S. District Court [...]

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Last week, I reported on this blog there were early indications that Hurricane Isaac had indeed whipped up some of as much as 1 million gallons of BP’s spill oil that remain in the Gulf, assaulting beaches from Florida to Louisiana with tarballs and other goo most likely linked to the 2010 catastrophe. Tonight, there are growing indications that the Gulf’s beaches are under assault from BP yet again: The [...]

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In a bombshell federal court filing, U.S. government lawyers are slamming British Petroleum for making false and misleading statements that seek to both dodge blame for 2010′s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe and ignore the ongoing environmental devastation, from diseased dolphins to destroyed wetlands. The papers filed late last week by the U.S. Justice Department’s top environmental lawyers and New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten charge that BP’s effort to show the fairness [...]

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