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'Irreparable harm'new

Why BP is trying to undo a claims settlement it negotiated last year
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  04-07-2013  |  Disasters

One Year After the BP Spill, Mysterious Illnesses Keep Cropping Upnew

In the wake of the BP oil disaster, thousands of Gulf cleanup workers and residents have reported illnesses, with symptoms as tame as headaches or as violent as bloody stools and seizures.
Gambit  |  Alex Woodward  |  04-21-2011  |  Disasters

Gov. Bobby Jindal's Cash Cowsnew

As a candidate, Jindal promised voters an ethical "gold standard." As a candidate for re-election, he has a different kind of gold standard: He goes for the gold, wherever he may find it.
Gambit  |  Jeremy Alford  |  04-05-2011  |  Politics

From BP to politics: Oregon Governor Kitzhaber's New Chief of Staffnew

Charming, funny and Oregonian to the core, Robinhold brings a little Big Oil slickness to the Oregon governor’s office.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  01-28-2011  |  Politics

Sand Dollarsnew

The berms Gov. Bobby Jindal built in the aftermath of the BP oil disaster are still controversial. What kind of long-term coastal protection will $360 million buy Louisiana?
Gambit  |  Jeremy Alford  |  12-22-2010  |  Environment

BP Oil Disaster Takes Emotional Toll on Coastal Residentsnew

A Gallup Poll released Sept 28 found a direct correlation between emotional health and Gulf Coast residents' proximity to the BP oil disaster.
Gambit  |  Kevin Allman  |  10-08-2010  |  Disasters

BP's Animal Tollnew

A month after the oil gusher was capped at the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, response teams continue to collect oiled or injured animals in the disaster's wake.
Gambit  |  Alex Woodward  |  10-08-2010  |  Environment

Flight Risk: Northern Birds Could Face Danger From BP Spillnew

This fall, as the migration starts, Northern birds will make their way to the marshes and shore areas along the Gulf of Mexico. Because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the birds could be at risk of coming in contact with oil.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  08-16-2010  |  Environment

Louisiana Pet Shelters Are Overflowingnew

Pets Are Given Up for Adoption Due to Gulf Oil Spill
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Lisa Acho Remorenko  |  08-16-2010  |  Animal Issues

Text Marks the (Oil) Spotnew

Gulf residents help map the oiled Gulf Coast from their phones and kites.
Gambit  |  Alex Woodward  |  07-28-2010  |  Environment

Was BP Money Allocated Without Following Alabama Governor’s Orders?new

After the state of Alabama received $25 million in grant money from BP for oil spill response efforts, Gov. Bob Riley called on two state legislators in each of Mobile and Baldwin Counties to oversee, endorse and ensure allocations of roughly $10 million to each county went smoothly.
Lagniappe  |  Peter Teske  |  07-27-2010  |  Disasters

BP's Toll on Texasnew

If you want to understand the depth of BP’s venality -- and the uselessness of state regulators -- go back two weeks before the collapse of the Deepwater Horizon.
The Texas Observer  |  Texas Observer Staff  |  07-23-2010  |  Environment

Rough Seas Aheadnew

Will the economy, the oil spill, and Afghanistan conspire to sink Obama's presidency?
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  07-15-2010  |  Commentary

Blame for the Gulf Oil Spill is All Around Usnew

The reason BP is drilling miles from the coast is because we need what they're pushing.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Editorial Board  |  06-30-2010  |  Policy Issues

The Horror: A Bird's-Eye View of the Spillnew

“As soon as you get out there, it fucking punches you in the gut,” said Vancouver photographer Kris Krug. “Unless you are out there near the source, up in the air, it is hard to really imagine the scope [of the BP oil spill]."
The Georgia Straight  |  Travis Lupick  |  06-23-2010  |  Disasters

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