Drilling Resumes, but Doubts Remain

March 1, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Yesterday the US Interior Department approved the first new deepwater drilling permit since BP’s Deepwater disaster last April. The permit for Noble Energy to drill about 70 miles southeast of Venice, Florida, comes more than four months after the Interior Department lifted its deep-water drilling moratorium, and nearly a year after the disaster. “This permit … Read More

Oil Industry front group attacks fracking critics

February 17, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

This post by Brendan DeMelle originally appeared on DeSmog Blog. DeSmogBlog has uncovered an industry memo revealing that ‘Energy In Depth’ is hardly comprised of the mom-and-pop “small, independent oil and natural gas producers” it claims to represent.  In fact, the industry memo we found, entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing Under Attack,” shows that Energy In Depth … Read More

Deja Vu as Oil Spill Workers Get Sick

May 27, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 3 Comments

One of the ongoing tragedies of the Exxon Valdez oil spill is that thousands of people who worked on the cleanup are sick, have gotten sick, and continue to die from inhaling the lethal cocktail of oil and dispersant. The tragedy is that, like the oil spill itself, the illnesses and deaths were preventable. Move … Read More

Dying for a Drink?

October 13, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

In these days of climate change it is all too easy to forget about the other pollution that belches from the chimney stacks of our power stations or pours from its pipes into our rivers. So good on the New York Times for running a series called “Toxic Waters” that looks at the worsening pollution … Read More