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Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 18th, 2010

Is Carly Fiorina Really Sarah Palin?

'I support offshore drilling.' With this position, Carly Fiorina is falling in line with her 'Drill, Baby, Drill' comrades and continues her work to become the Sarah Palin of California.In the latest video from Brave New Films, Carly shows us her history of supporting those who want to drill in ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

Senate Democrats abandon comprehensive energy bill

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, abandoning a priority of President Barack Obama.Obama had hoped to add a climate bill to the two biggest legislative successes of his presidency, a comprehensive health ... continue reading

July 6th, 2010

Rare 1970s BP board game promises oil 'thrills' comes back to haunt them

They were trouble-free times when oil barons were dining out with rich sheikhs and counting their profits.But little did they know their drilling exploits would come back to haunt them.Up to four would-be tycoons can compete at exploring for oil, building platforms and laying pipelines to their home countries.But BP ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans has blocked a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects that was imposed in response to the massive Gulf oil spill.The White House says President Barack Obama's administration will appeal.Several companies that ferry people and supplies and provide other services to ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

Obama: Drilling moratorium is necessary

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he understands the difficulties stemming from a six-month moratorium on new permits for deepwater drilling but tells the nation that he has to ensure the safety of those who work on the oil rigs at sea.Obama on Tuesday said he had proposed expanded offshore ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

About 50 people protest against BP in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH — The photographer readies his camera, then readies the crowd.Ready? Ready."Say BP sucks," he shouts."BP sucks!"Click.With that, the crowd goes home. It has been a good vigil.About 40 to 50 people gathered at the beach Tuesday evening because of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. They ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Poll: Americans Shift From Pro-Energy To Pro-Environment During Gulf Spill

When it comes to making environmental policy in the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf, Americans appear ready to embrace that old political adage, "let no crisis go to waste."According to a new poll from Gallup out this afternoon, "preferences for prioritizing between environmental protection and energy ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Exxon CEO defends offshore drilling

DALLAS -- In the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, government policymakers should not automatically "jump to conclusions" that changes in offshore drilling procedures and regulations are needed, Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson said Wednesday."There have been very effective procedures in place," he said. ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Scientists: Gulf spill far bigger than Valdez

COVINGTON, La. - An untested procedure to plug the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be working, officials said Thursday, but new estimates showed the spill has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history.A team of scientists trying to determine how much ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

BP still important for US despite oil spill: chairman

LONDON – BP's chairman insisted Tuesday the British energy group remained an "important company for the US" despite the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in comments to a newspaper."The US is a big and important market for BP, and BP is also a big and important company for the ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

Sen. Inhofe Blocks Vote On Eliminating Spill Liability Cap

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) blocked an effort by a handful of Democrats Tuesday to establish an unlimited cap on damage claims that BP PLC and other companies would have to pay for spills, such as the one in the Gulf of Mexico. The Republican said that eliminating ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

Cap on oil spill damages under fire

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers tore in to administration officials Tuesday, saying the law that may limit BP's liability for economic damages to $75 million needs to be changed retroactively."A year from now the TV cameras will not be there, and some fisherman will go try to get damages from BP, ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2010

Bad cement work now found in many offshore rigs, contributed to BP oil spill

The tricky process of sealing an offshore oil well with cement — suspected as a major contributor to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster — has failed dozens of times in the past, according to an Associated Press investigation. Yet federal regulators give drillers a free hand in this ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

Oil soaks into the Louisiana bayou as BP admits leak may be heavier than first revealed

The worst fears of people in Louisiana happened Thursday as crude oil began oozing into fragile marshlands, and BP conceded for the first time that more fuel was leaking into the Gulf of Mexico than previously estimated."The day that we have all been fearing is upon us today," Louisiana Governor ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

Low oil spill estimate could save BP millions in court, experts say

BP's estimate that only 5,000 barrels of oil are leaking daily from a well in the Gulf of Mexico, which the Obama administration hasn't disputed, could save the company millions of dollars in damages when the financial impact of the spill is resolved in court, legal experts say.A month after ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Whistleblower Sues to Stop Another BP Rig From Operating

A whistleblower filed a lawsuit today to force the federal government to halt operations at another massive BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, alleging that BP never reviewed critical engineering designs for the operation and is therefore risking another catastrophic accident that could "dwarf" the company's Deepwater Horizon ... continue reading

May 16th, 2010

Protesters stage mock oil spill on Tybee Island

Thirty protesters gathered around a mock oil spill on Tybee's beach Friday to tell BP to clean up the Gulf Coast and to call for an end to plans for offshore drilling that could threaten Georgia's shores.Standing on black fabric laid on the beach to simulate oil, the Rev. Charles ... continue reading

May 14th, 2010

Senators want offshore drilling on West Coast banned forever

WASHINGTON — Six West Coast senators instroduced legislation Thursday that would ban permanently new oil-and-gas drilling off of the California, Oregon and Washington state coasts.Citing the catastrophic blowout now fouling the Gulf of Mexico, the six Democratic lawmakers called for making permanent what has been a long-standing moratorium on new ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Lawyers say Gulf rig workers coerced

Workers aboard an exploding offshore drilling platform were told to sign statements denying they were hurt or witnessed the blast that rocked the rig, killed 11 and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, their attorneys said Tuesday.Swiss-based Transocean Ltd denied the allegations late Tuesday. All decisions aboard ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Transocean Seeks To Limit Liability For Oil Rig Blast

The company that owns the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig said Thursday that it planned to petition a federal court in Houston to cap its overall liability from the incident at less than $27 million. A spokesman for the Swiss company said the company will cite an 1851 law that says ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

FIRST VIDEO RELEASED: Oil Spewing from Offshore Drilling Rig 5,000 Feet Deep in the Gulf of Mexico

100511-G-0000X-001 Crater Plume GassingROBERT, La. -- Oil and gas stream from the riser of the Deepwater Horizon well May 11, 2010. This video is from the larger of two existing leaks on the riser. This leak is located approximately 460 feet from the top of the blowout preventer and rests ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Clearing the Air in the Senate

As corporate CEOs and environmentalists stood beside them, Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman unveiled their long-awaited climate-change bill at a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday afternoon. Missing was Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who had worked with the two New Englanders on the bill until a few ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Republican Scott says he would support offshore drilling as governor

Rick Scott, the Republican flooding TV airwaves in Florida, said today that he would oppose a constitutional ban on offshore drilling that Gov. Charlie Crist wants lawmakers to put on the November ballot. “We need to protect our beaches, break our dependency on foreign oil and hold oil companies accountable ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Vote on banning offshore drilling, Crist says

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday Floridians should vote on banning offshore oil drilling but legislative leaders accused him of trying to slide into the U.S. Senate on the BP oil spill."I think it's important that we go ahead and have a special session . . . to put ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Dead dolphins found on Gulf Coast; oil role unclear

HORN ISLAND, Miss. — Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related, though other factors may be to blame.Blair Mase of the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday the carcasses have all been found in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama since May 2. ... continue reading

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