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Esquire profile of 11 killed in Transocean fire delivers killer details

In the September issue of Esquire, Tom Junod has delivered a profile of the 11 men killed in the Transocean oil rig explosion and...

Michigan oil spill resurfaces concerns about oversight

This week, a fracture in an Enbridge Energy pipeline released nearly a million gallons of oil into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Mich. The accident is drawing attention to the obscure Department of Transportation agency responsible for the regulation and oversight of the country’s 2.3 million miles of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines: the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA.

Actor Costner chides Shell exec on oil industry spill record

The actor who dropped the biggest water bomb in the history of cinema, “Waterworld” producer and star Kevin Costner, is now trying to save...

Udall ‘disappointed’ in Reid decision to scrap climate bill

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall Thursday reacted with “disappointment” to the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pull the plug on a comprehensive...

Big tax breaks for Big Oil spewing into politcal arena

Big Oil pays little taxes. This according to a weekend New York Times report that dredged up a 2005 analysis by the Congressional Budget...

Lamborn co-sponsors bill to lift ban on off-shore drilling

Colorado Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn and a bipartisan delegation of 40 introduced legislation yesterday that would lift the moratorium on deep-water oil drilling...

Calls for Salazar’s head coming from both left and right

You know you’re having a bad month or two at the office when the calls for your head are coming from both the left...

In shadow of offshore disaster, growing concern over onshore drilling

The worsening Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be grabbing all the headlines lately, but several much smaller incidents in Colorado and neighboring states are...

Oil spill Thursday news: BP killed ‘drill baby drill’

The Florida Independent posts a great quick and dirty round up of today's Gulf oil catastrophe news. Florida is calling for a "claims process...

Silt resident compares gas-benzene spill to Gulf disaster

A property owner south of Silt says benzene and other cancer-causing compounds continue to seep into West Divide Creek and that state and county officials are engaging in the same sort of regulatory denial that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil and gas spill in the Gulf of Mexico.