July 2010

Pro Athletes Say No More "Drill, Baby, Drill"

What do a NASCAR driver, NFL stars, Olympic athletes and pro hockey players have in common with you? They care about the ongoing BP oil spill and the Gulf Coast communities that are hurting as a result.

Capitalism is About Profit, Not Saving Fingers

Original source: Diary of a Heartland Radical I have been thinking a whole lot about the virtual destruction of the Gulf of Mexico, the rich animal life that once lived there, and the lost jobs of perhaps millions of those who fish, work in the tourist sector, or somehow depend on the resources of the Gulf Coast for their livelihood.

BP Trouble Started Way Back

Remember what President Obama was doing before the April 20 explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and before the June 23 resignation of General Stanley McCrystal? He was busy selling a kinder-gentler United States to the rest of the world.

Gulf Spill Galvanizes Activist Community

Original source: The Atlanta Progressive News NEW ORLEANS, Jun 30, 2010 (IPS) - With the U.S .government and oil giant British Petroleum under fire for their handling of the more than two-month-old Gulf Coast oil spill disaster, environmental and community activists across the country are taking matters into their own hands.

EPA Urges Reduction in Dispersants on Gulf Coast

Responding to growing alarm about health hazards to humans and wildlife resulting from BP's oil spill, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson ordered the company last May to reduce its usage of dispersants by 75 percent.

Labor Dept. Launches Aid for Workers Displaced by BP's Oil Spill

The U.S. Department of Labor this week announced an award of $27 million in National Emergency Grants to four key Gulf Coast states to assist workers displaced by BP's ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.