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Big Oil Uses Toxic Chemicals to Clean Up Spills. Will the Feds Finally Make Them Stop?

Oil and dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico, a month after BP's Deepwater Horizon spill began James Edward Bates/TNS/ZUMA Five years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. Show More Summary

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After years of denial, Oklahoma finally admits fracking causes earthquakes; Fines and accountability for oil spills, coal waste spills, and deadly natural gas explosions; PLUS: Environmentalists push back at new Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal... Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon Got Russell Crowe To Sing 'Balls In Your Mouth' For Earth Day

It has been five years since the BP oil spill, and Jimmy Fallon says tar balls are still a problem in the ocean. So in honor of Earth Day, the "Tonight Show" host and Russell Crowe broke out Fallon's old protest song. Maybe this time big oil will finally get the message. Show More Summary

Exxon Will Pay $5 Million To End Lawsuit Over 210,000-Gallon Mayflower Oil Spill

Under the maximum fines proposed, ExxonMobil could have paid up to $21.5 million. The post Exxon Will Pay $5 Million To End Lawsuit Over 210,000-Gallon Mayflower Oil Spill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'Balls In Your Mouth' is Russell Crowe and Jimmy Fallon's oil spill protest song

In honor of Earth Day, Russell Crowe and "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon sang a protest song because Wednesday (April 22) also marked the five-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.The song is called "Balls In Your...Show More Summary

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Russell Crowe Sing a Goofy Protest Song in Honor of Earth Day

Jimmy Fallon busts out his old BP oil spill protest song to commemorate Earth Day, and is ably backed by "Water Diviner" star/director Russell Crowe.

On 5th Anniversary Week of BP Disaster - Another Oil Industry Trick to Keep America Addicted to Oil

On this fifth anniversary week of the disastrous BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, it becomes clearer and clearer that oil spills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage the oil industry is doing to our one and only...Show More Summary

Russell Crowe: Don't Swin in the Ocean You'll Get Balls in Your Mouth

In honor of Earth Day and the five-year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill, Jimmy and Russell perform the protest song about tarballs: "Balls in Your Mouth." From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Russell Crowe Loves Double Entendres, Celebrates Earth Day With Song About Balls

It's been five years since the infamous BP oil spill, Jimmy Fallon's upset because tar balls are still washing ashore, and Russell Crowe's also peeved because why not. The two passionate activists figured they should probably sing about the pesky tar balls Wednesday night for Earth Day. The result's like... More »

Soy: It's good for eating, baking -- and cleaning up crude oil spills

If you've studied ingredient labels on food packaging, you've probably noticed that soy lecithin is in a lot of products, ranging from buttery spreads to chocolate cake. Scientists have now found a potential new role for this all-purpose substance: dispersing crude oil spills. Their study could lead to a less toxic way to clean up these environmental messes.

Five Years After Gulf Spill, Residents Still Suffering Significant Mental Health Problems

Five years ago the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded. The spill caused enormous environmental damage, but it also caused great stress among Gulf Coast residents. Even now, a significant percentage of people there continue to deal with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues, researchers say.

US Senators Introduce Legislation to Block Atlantic Offshore Drilling

The reintroduction of the legislation on Wednesday coincided with Earth Day and the five-year anniversary of the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill off the US Gulf coast.

Dispersants sprayed in wake of Deepwater Horizon oil spill more toxic than oil alone

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We are still trying to fully understand the extent of the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill five years ago, one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. Following the Macondo well explosion in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, five million barrels of oil were spilled...

Let's Make It Earth and Prosperity Day

Earth Day has made a long, strange trip from its beginnings in 1970. The first Earth Day was an outgrowth of the counterculture of the 1960s, triggered by an oil spill off the California coast and brought to life by a Democratic senator and a Republican congressman as a series of "teach-ins" on the environment. Show More Summary

TV Reporters Shoot Down BP's Misleading PR Campaign

On the five-year anniversary of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, television reporters detailed the devastating environmental and economic impacts still facing the Gulf Coast region today, and directly rebutted BP's misleading spin. Show More Summary

ExxonMobil to pay over $5 million for Mayflower oil spill

(Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp has agreed to pay more than $5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act and state environmental laws in connection with a 2013 crude oil spill from the Pegasus Pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

Koch network may play politics and other headlines

Morning headlines: Koch Brothers network may back candidates in GOP primary, Exxon Mobil firms fined for Mayflower oil spill, new airstrikes reported in Yemen.

Exclusive: Gatekeeper of Canada's Energy East pipeline has mixed environmental record

(Reuters) - A company pivotal to Canada's most ambitious oil pipeline project has a mixed environmental record of spills and regulatory warnings, according to government documents reviewed by Reuters, a finding likely to bolster activist opposition to the proposal.

Five Years After The BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Say “BP Hasn’t Made Things Right”

If you ask Dean Blanchard, the largest shrimp buyer and wholesaler in the region surrounding Grand Isle, Louisiana, things “went from paradise to hell” in the five years following the BP oil disaster. But BP 's advertisements insist the company is making things right. Show More Summary

Five years after Gulf oil spill, survey shows gulf coast residents are still impacted

The survey shows that more than 34 percent of residents said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their community’s economy after the DWH oil spill, while only 15.6 percent felt that way before the oil spill.

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