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Jordan Flaherty : Gulf Residents Fear for the Future

Image from GRIID.Two years after the BP drilling disaster, Gulf residents fear for the future By Jordan Flaherty | The Rag Blog | April 23, 2012 “The Gulf is a robust ecosystem and it’s been dying the death of a … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Gulf Residents Fear for the Future

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Robert S. Becker : The Environmental Rabble-Rousing of Diane Wilson

Environmental activist Diane Wilson in a still from the PBS documentary, Texas Gold.Eco-Outlaw Diane Wilson:The environmental rabble-rousing of an unreasonable woman By Robert S. Becker / OpEd News / June 21, 2011 Environmental activist and author Diane Wilson will be … finish reading Robert S. Becker : The Environmental Rabble-Rousing of Diane Wilson

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Jordan Flaherty : Rising Anxiety on the Gulf Coast

Many residents have been forced from their homes as a spillway is opened to protect major cities from the flood. Photo by Gallo / Getty / Al Jazeera.One disaster after another:Mississippi flood renews Gulf Coast anxietiesBy Jordan Flaherty / The … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Rising Anxiety on the Gulf Coast

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Dahr Jamail : Strong Evidence BP Is Spraying Toxic Dispersants

Dispersant remnant, June 26, 2010. Photo by Shirley Tillman / Truthout.Evidence mounts:BP spraying toxic dispersants The Tillmans and thousands of other fishermen and residents along the Gulf of Mexico are deeply concerned about local, state, and federal government complicity in … finish reading Dahr Jamail : Strong Evidence BP Is Spraying Toxic Dispersants

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Jordan Flaherty : Five Years After Katrina and Still Not Home

Image from Facing South.Displacement continues:New Orleans five years after Katrina More than 100,000 New Orleanians received a one-way ticket out of town and still have received no help in coming back, and these voices are left out of most stories … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Five Years After Katrina and Still Not Home

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Larry Ray : Hitting the Pause Button

From the land of the ‘oil geezer’:America’s round-the-clock ‘churnalism’ By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / July 21, 2010 GULFPORT, Mississippi — This column has been on pause for almost a month. The disgust and distraction from smelly, greasy … finish reading Larry Ray : Hitting the Pause Button

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Gulf Oil Spill : Toxic Popsicle or Extinction Event?

A speckled crab — and an American flag — are encased in a thick layer of oil just offshore from the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Photo from BP Slick.Methane in the Gulf:Is the oil spill a toxic popsicle Or … finish reading Gulf Oil Spill : Toxic Popsicle or Extinction Event?

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Payoff Time in the Gulf : Hitting the Petro Jackpot

Everyone loses:Hitting the Petro-Jackpot The gulf is carpeted with long wide dark and slimy rainbow slivers and miles of weathered henna colored crude oil mousse… By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / June 26, 2010 GULFPORT, Mississippi — Winds, … finish reading Payoff Time in the Gulf : Hitting the Petro Jackpot

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View From Texas Coast : Stop the Drilling Now

In better days: Brown Pelican off the Texas Coast. Photo from Amber Coakley / Birders Lounge.BP oil disaster demonstratesNeed to end offshore drilling …our love for the abundant life [on the Gulf Coast] is so woven into our lives that … finish reading View From Texas Coast : Stop the Drilling Now

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Obama’s Speech : No News is No News

President Obama: televised speech is weak response. Image from CBS.No news is no news:Gulf crisis imploding presidency?By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / June 16, 2010 Flanked above his left shoulder by what looked like a pair of turkey … finish reading Obama’s Speech : No News is No News

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VERSE / Larry Piltz : The Wound of the Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico. Photo from Nature’s Portraits. Oil is the salt in The wound of the Gulf By Houma Cayenne We have saltwater in our veinsand when it pours it biblically rainsGod knows we’ve had our losses and gainshad … finish reading VERSE / Larry Piltz : The Wound of the Gulf

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Oil and Politics: Reality Comes Home to Roost

Photo montage by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Deregulate this!Oil, politics, and the Tea Party I must ask the tea-bag draped folks who insist our government should take a hands-off approach to ‘their lives’ what their reaction is to the … finish reading Oil and Politics: Reality Comes Home to Roost

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