US has approved 27 new offshore drilling projects since Gulf Disaster began

//www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9586/

Will the Gulf Disaster provoke a 'global extinction wave'?
//www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9587/

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Since Spill, Feds Have Given 27 Waivers to Oil Companies in Gulf

Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Newspapers: "Since the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded on April 20, the Obama administration has granted oil and gas companies at least 27 exemptions from doing in-depth environmental studies of oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico."

//www.truthout.org/since-spill-feds-have-given-27-waivers-oil-companies-gulf59343



You Drill, You Spill

Alexander Cockburn, Truthout: "Sobering, is it not, to realize that the possible survival of a huge oil company, of several billion shrimp, assorted species of fish and birds, not to mention avoidance of a near lethal lurch in the fortunes of Louisiana's fishing and ocean rec industries and the future of offshore drilling along the Atlantic coast could depend on a feat as tricky as rolling a condom on the end of a string onto the p... of a man at street level by remote control from the top of the Empire State building."

//www.truthout.org/alexander-cockburn-you-drill-you-spill59318

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'Dome' Failure Portends Disaster; There's No Plan B
//act.commondreams.org/go/548?akid=53.124981.qhE2Fd&t=2

Environmental Groups: Offshore Arctic Drilling Still Scheduled in Less Than 60 Days
//act.commondreams.org/go/562?akid=53.124981.qhE2Fd&t=30

Center for Biological Diversity: Ignoring Gulf Catastrophe, Graham Calls for More Offshore Oil Drilling
//act.commondreams.org/go/565?akid=53.124981.qhE2Fd&t=36

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Sex, Lies and Oil Spills

For eight years, George Bush's presidency infected the oil industry's oversight agency, the Minerals Management Service, with a septic culture of corruption from which it has yet to recover.

//news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/564163



Million gallons of oil a day gush into Gulf of Mexico

Interviews with surviving Deepwater Horizon rig workers show how explosions led to what may be the world's worst oil spill.

//snipurl.com/w3tqn


From Information Clearing House

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Stop Shell Oil's offshore drilling plans in the Arctic
//action.wilderness.org/campaign/arctic_oil

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The three causes of BP’s oil disaster

Salon
by Joseph Romm

05/10/10

We now know with pretty high confidence the three main, interrelated, underlying causes of the BP’s oil disaster: Hubris, recklessness, and arrogance. So the metaphor is as much Goldman Sachs as that other great maritime disaster — the Titanic. And if BP turns out to be guilty of malfeasance, too — violating its federal permit — as the NYT suggested — then you’d have the Four Horseman of Oilpocalypse...

//tinyurl.com/29yqdzb


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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