oil industry

Communities resist as tar sands flow through KXL South   |   January 23, 2014
By Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams Tar sands oil began flowing through the the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday as operations commenced delivering the "the...

 

Alabama oil train disaster met with official neglect   |   January 21, 2014
Shortly after midnight on Nov. 8, 2013, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale formation derailed and caught fire in western Alabama, spilling nearly 750,...

 

BP engulfed in lawsuit over 40-day Texas flare   |   December 7, 2012
By Kristen Lombardi, Center for Public Integrity By now images of the April 2010 Gulf oil spill are indelible: The rig engulfed in smoke, oil gushing into the ocean, beaches...

 

Latest sanction against BP goes beyond Gulf spill   |   November 29, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When the Obama administration temporarily banned BP from federal contracts Wednesday, it pointed to BP's "lack of business integrity...

 

Understanding the BP oil spill's health impacts (video)   |   July 16, 2012
A scientific study underway along the Gulf Coast is looking at toxic components of crude oil in seafood in order to understand the BP oil disaster's impacts on human and...

 

Civil rights and a green economy: A discussion with Teresa Bettis of the Center for Fair Housing   |   May 29, 2012
Teresa Fox Bettis is executive director of the Center for Fair Housing in Mobile, Alabama. She recently spoke with Bridge the Gulf and the Institute for Southern Studies for the...

 

BP sees a return to grandeur as Gulf fishermen reel from disaster   |   May 1, 2012
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf The second memorial of the nation's worst oil catastrophe has come and gone, forever linked to Earth Day and seared into the psyches of...

 

New survey details BP oil spill's human health damages   |   April 23, 2012
People living along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle continue to suffer health problems as a result of the BP oil disaster, according to a new survey...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Time of trials for BP?   |   February 8, 2012
Date on which the Gulf oil spill trial is scheduled to begin in New Orleans unless a settlement is reached: 2/27/2012 Percent chance that BP will settle with the federal...

 

Mothers, grandmothers speak out about children's health problems after BP disaster (video)   |   January 20, 2012
In the wake of the 2010 BP oil disaster, many cleanup workers as well as residents of Gulf Coast communities impacted by the spill reported unusual health symptoms linked to...

 

Top 5 of 2011 - #2: Poisoned in the Gulf   |   December 28, 2011
NOTE: Facing South will be posting lightly over the winter holidays. As we close out the year, we look back at our big stories of 2011. Our earlier entries in the series included...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Shining a light on Gulf restoration   |   December 8, 2011
Amount BP agreed to pay up front for restoration projects prior to completion of what's known as the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) measuring the harm done by the...

 

Accidents continue to plague Louisiana's oil refineries   |   November 30, 2011
Oil refineries in Louisiana self-reported 354 accidents in 2010 -- what safety advocates call an "embarrassing and dangerous continuation"  of the industry's...

 

Louisiana's Houma Indians fight for federal recognition   |   November 29, 2011
By Adam Crepelle, Bridge the Gulf I am a citizen of the United Houma Nation (UHN), Louisiana’s largest Indian tribe with over 17,000 citizens. Louisiana's wetlands are...

 

From the oil disaster frontlines   |   November 14, 2011
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf As Keystone XL protesters savor their victory to postpone the pipeline project, another oil policy decision last week did not turn out...

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Who's behind the 'information attacks' on climate scientists?   |   October 31, 2011
This week, in a courtroom in Prince William County, Virginia, a hearing will take place that could have implications for the privacy rights of scientists at colleges and...

 

U.S. oil companies, security contractors look to Libya   |   October 24, 2011
With Col. Muammar Gaddafi dead and the future of Libya's government uncertain, U.S. businesses are looking to the oil-rich North African nation for opportunity. Among the...

 

FDA underestimated health risks of Gulf seafood following BP disaster, study finds   |   October 19, 2011
The concerns were often heard in Gulf Coast communities in the months after the BP oil disaster began unfolding last April: The federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was...

 

Landrieu opposes Obama jobs plan over ending oil-industry tax breaks   |   September 16, 2011
President Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs plan last week during an address to a joint session of Congress, calling on members to pass the plan "right away." The...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The debt deal's unequal burden   |   August 2, 2011
Under the U.S. debt ceiling agreement expected to be signed into law by President Obama today, initial cuts to federal discretionary spending over the next decade: about $1...

 

A dolphin's dilemma for fishermen in the Gulf   |   August 1, 2011
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf Louisiana shrimp buyer Dean Blanchard has seen plenty of crazy things during his life in the bayou. But his eyes nearly popped out of...