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Will capping the well “put an end to the environmental disaster”?

July 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Words and framing matter. When we consider the situation in the Gulf of Mexico, with the disastrous gushing of oil due to the (seemingly) criminal negligence of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling, moving forward to ending the flow of oil into the Gulf would be a significant move forward and something that we want to happen. […]

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Tags: BP · Energy · OilApocalypse · oilpocalyse · politics · Washington Post

“There is nothing silly about these strings of oil …”

June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on “There is nothing silly about these strings of oil …”

The catastrophic damage already having occurred and to occur due to Deepwater Horizon is beyond the comprehension and imagination of all but a few. And, for far too many, this is occurring out of sight, out of mind, as we go along our daily lives, get caught up in watching world cup soccer and going […]

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Tags: BP · deepwater horizon · Energy · environmental · oil · OilApocalypse · oilpocalyse · pollution

Seeking tools to express outrage and a call for justice: “Prosecute BP”

June 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

To look at images of the oil sheen across the Gulf, oil covered wildlife, the gushing oil from the damaged well, the faces of devastated residents along the coast should overwhelm all of us emotionally.  Words fail even as those images overwhelm. In the face of this catastrophic damage, we seek the paths to express […]

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Tags: BP · deepwater horizon · Energy · oil · OilApocalypse · oilpocalyse · political symbols · pollution

Do we have a new 9/11 and Katrina in terms of an opportunity for national transformation?

May 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

To make it quite clear: the implication has nothing to do with the cause. the implication is that we are faced with an unexpected crisis that reveals a much ignored problem, and which can, if responded to the way it should be, change the nation and the world- for the better. The explosion of Deepwater […]

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Tags: Energy · Obama Administration · oil · OilApocalypse · oilpocalyse · President Barack Obama · the five percent solution

What I want, and don’t want, to see on my next trip to a major aquarium …

May 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Despite the horrific nature of the massive man-made volcano of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the utter absence of discussion of the evolving disaster in work and social environments has been a striking contrast to the virtual blogosphere world. Not once this month, without my starting the conversation, has Gulf oil been discussed: even […]

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Tags: environmental · oil · OilApocalypse · oilpocalyse · political symbols · pollution