Tiny Minority of Puzzled Americans Endorses Barton’s “Shakedown” Rhetoric

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 11:45 am

For reasons that go beyond boggling my mind, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce, took it upon himself to apologize to BP CEO Tony Hayward for how mean President Obama has been to his company. He called Obama’s request that BP put $20 billion in an escrow fund [...]

BP CEO Tony Hayward Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee – Liveblog Part Three

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 11:18 am

BP CEO Tony Hayward is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The meeting is chaired by Bart Stupak (D-MI). It is expected that the meeting will be interrupted throughout the morning for a series of House votes. You can watch the testimony live on CSPAN 3. You can find part [...]

BP CEO Tony Hayward Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee – Liveblog Part Two

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 9:20 am

BP CEO Tony Hayward is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The meeting is chaired by Bart Stupak (D-MI). It is expected that the meeting will be interrupted throughout the morning for a series of House votes. You can watch the testimony live on CSPAN 3. You can find part [...]

BP CEO Tony Hayward Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee – Liveblog

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 7:04 am

BP CEO Tony Hayward is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The meeting is chaired by Bart Stupak (D-MI). It is expected that the meeting will be interrupted throughout the morning for a series of House votes. You can watch the testimony live on CSPAN 3 10:07 – Henry [...]

Sierra Club: Pro-Corporate, Anti-Grass Roots

By: Tuesday June 15, 2010 11:10 am

There was some lively response yesterday to my post on the Sierra Club and its reluctance to criticize the Obama administration for its handling of the oil spill. There is no shortage of targets: the Center for Biological Diversity exposed Ken Salazar for granting new drilling permits after he said there was a moratorium. Food [...]

Could Lack of Enforcement Cause a BP-Like Disaster for Health Care?

By: Monday May 17, 2010 2:06 pm

The unfolding oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a perfect example of how regulations are only as good as the dedication of the cops on the beat. Soon, we’ll be seeing this with healthcare, too. “The New York Times” has an article about how the health insurers are trying to game the new [...]

Will Salazar Let BP Wait 20 Years to Compensate Gulf Fishermen?

By: Friday May 14, 2010 10:18 am

Global Green has a video of the fishermen of Shell Beach, Louisiana, who know that the BP oil spill will probably soon put them out of business: Anthony Greco III: I’ve been fishing all my life. Robert Campo: I don’t have Type A blood, I’ve got type saltwater.  My family’s been at this four generations. [...]

FDL Video Mashup: Two Pipes Gushing Oil under the Deepwater Horizon

By: Wednesday May 12, 2010 5:41 pm

FDL produced this video mashup of the two known clips of underwater footage of the remnants of the Deepwater Horizon gushing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Our video combines today’s video release of the largest leak still releasing oil with footage from last week’s successful capping of another leaking pipe. There is still a third pipe, not shown, leaking oil.

Despite Offshore Oil Disaster, Republicans Still Thrill to Drill

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 4:18 pm

As oil continues to gush in the Gulf of Mexico, 55 percent of Americans think it is a major disaster and 37 percent believe it is a serious problem but not a disaster, according to a new Pew poll. Only four percent believe it is not serious. It is safe to assume as events unfold [...]

New FDL TV Ad Targets Obama on Offshore Drilling Expansion

By: Friday May 7, 2010 7:37 am

It’s difficult to watch the disaster unfolding, knowing there’s little you can do to stop the inevitable destruction. It’s even more difficult to know that President Obama wants to build even more offshore oil rigs and put more of our oceans at risk.

That’s why Firedoglake is launching a TV ad against expanded offshore drilling, featuring images of the destruction in the Gulf and President Obama’s own voice advocating for more offshore oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.

Join us in saying no to expanded offshore drilling. Click here to help put our ad against offshore drilling on the air in DC.

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