April 24, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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BP’s lies about Gulf oil spill should worry Arkansas victims of Exxon spill

A must-read article by Mark Hertsgaard in Newsweek reports how BP lied about the size of the oil disaster and the danger posed to its workers, the public and the environment. It is a cautionary tale for victims of all oil spills. Continue reading

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June 12, 2012
by Frances Beinecke
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Ocean Lovers Urge Rio+20 Leaders to Make Real Commitments to Restore Oceans

Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City
When people who love the ocean come together, they can achieve extraordinary things. That’s what happened when hundreds of people took to the waves to create NRDC’s Malibu P… Continue reading

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April 14, 2011
by Frances Beinecke
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House Committee Promotes More Offshore Drilling with Less Oversight

Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City This Congress has not passed a single piece of legislation to make offshore drilling safer in the wake of the BP oil disaster. Instead, nearly one year after the Deepwater Horizon blowout, the House Na… Continue reading

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April 14, 2011
by Bob Deans
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The BP Oil Disaster: A One-Year Assessment and Recommendations for Restoration and Reform

Bob Deans, Director of Federal Communications, Washington, DC April 20 marks a year since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded over a BP well, killing 11 workers and opening a gusher that spewed some 170 million gallons of toxic crude oil into t… Continue reading

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April 5, 2011
by Peter Lehner
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The Best Way for Obama to Mark BP Spill Anniversary Is to Commit to Preventing Another Disaster

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City The one-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster is fast approaching. Together with a thirteen other environmental leaders, I just sent a letter to President Obama urging him to observe this day by taking … Continue reading

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January 21, 2011
by NRDC News
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Gulf health concerns to Pres. Obama; Better drilling regulations needed; Native Americans tell Gulf stories; Invest in water infrastructure; Opposing coal plant in Chicago; Polluters and energy legislation; Locavores and organic food

In an article in Facing South, the online magazine for the Institute of Southern Studies, Frances Beinecke, acting in her role as a member of the Oil Spill Commission, pledged to take the serious health concerns of the Gulf residents back to President … Continue reading

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January 13, 2011
by Rocky Kistner
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Gulf Residents to Oil Industry and Government: Our Health is Not a Tradeoff

Yesterday, an icy wind whipped through the French Quarter. But inside the New Orleans Sheraton, the atmosphere was hot.
That’s where 250 people gathered to attend a forum sponsored by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil S… Continue reading

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December 16, 2010
by NRDC News
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Tar sands is dirty business; BP sued; Assess drilling safety; Barriers for Asian carp; Win for CA’s clean beaches; Cleaner fuels for air travel

In the New York Times, Susan Casey-Lefkowitz discussed the environmental damage caused by the tar sands industry; Susan was also quoted in The Canadian Press… David Pettit spoke with the Times-Picayune about a recent lawsuit filed by the federal… Continue reading

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November 2, 2010
by Peter Lehner
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BP and Halliburton Cut Corners, but Our Oil Addiction Doesn’t Help

In the past several days, investigators have issued new findings about what led to the BP oil disaster. These accounts of risky gambles and bad decisions shine a spotlight on something most of us rarely see: the gritty details of what it takes to provi… Continue reading

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October 15, 2010
by Rocky Kistner
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The Week’s Bay Principles; a Call to Restore and Protect the Gulf

As the six-month anniversary of the worst American maritime oil disaster approaches, people along the Gulf coast continue to struggle with its aftermath. Many feel uncertain about their future and abandoned by the media and politici… Continue reading

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September 28, 2010
by Bob Deans
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Plan Puts Meat on Obama Pledge to Stand by Damaged Gulf

After traveling 14,000 miles and hosting 34 town hall meetings in the five Gulf Coast states, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus released his 126-page Gulf restoration plan on Tuesday, putting meat on the bones of President Obama’s promise to stand by this vital… Continue reading

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August 16, 2010
by NRDC News
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Health concerns persist after Gulf disaster; Hazardous waste disposal discussed; Beyond mountaintop removal story cites NRDC study; Asian carp a serious threat; NRDC shopping guide; Corp. self-testing is "conflict of interest"

Gina Solomon spoke to Time magazine about the unknown dangers to human health that could result from the Gulf oil disaster, which she discussed in an article published today in the Journal of American Medical Association online; the article was feature… Continue reading

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August 12, 2010
by NRDC News
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Strong recovery plan needed for gray wolves; China closing polluting factories; Compensating victims of Gulf disaster;

Matt Skoglund explained to the Associated Press that a sustainable plan is needed to ensure a strong recovery for the gray wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains… Alex Wang spoke with United Press International about China’s drama… Continue reading

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July 13, 2010
by NRDC News
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Tar sands’ water pollution; Next steps for climate bill; Critiquing Gulf cleanup; Map shows Gulf coast beaches under siege; Plastics problem; No more incandescents

A DigitalJournal.com article linked to and quoted from Peter Lehner’s NRDC Switchboard blog that discussed water pollution issues related to the Canadian tar sands industry… Dan Lashof discussed with Politico the steps President Obama need… Continue reading

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