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Tag Archives: gulf oil spill

Tar balls, dead marine life raise more questions about possible oil spill in the gulf

Though BP has continued to deny that any of its gulf wells are leaking oil, a large-scale oil slick reported in the area is worrying Gulf Coast watchdogs. Concerns abound that the oil could spell trouble for area fisheries, especially...

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September 15, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Another BP gusher in the Gulf?

Reports of a spreading oil slick near British Petroleum’s Maconda well about 40 miles from shore in the Gulf of Mexico have local residents and area scientists concerned. BP has yet to confirm or deny the reports...

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September 13, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy

OpenSecrets reveals identity of legislators who dumped BP and Transocean stock after Gulf spill

A recent report by OpenSecrets shows that several high-profile lawmakers (including GOP Reps. Vern Buchanan and Connie Mack of Florida) dumped their stock in BP and Transocean following last year’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Both Republicans and Democrats...

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June 21, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar speaks out against BP, Transocean

The U.S. Department of the Interior has responded to reports from over the weekend that BP is set to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and that Transocean, the contractor responsible for BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, awarded bonuses...

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April 5, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for...

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September 24, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Florida Independent wraps up oil spill coverage

Florida Independent wraps up oil spill coverage

The recently launched Florida Independent, another of the Colorado Independent’s sister sites, posted a new regular feature this afternoon. Contributor Travis Pillow (That’s his name!) […]...

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May 28, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Salazar on BP’s 33 days of failure in the Gulf: ‘We’ll push them out’

Salazar on BP’s 33 days of failure in the Gulf: ‘We’ll push them out’

British Petroleum has failed repeatedly for more than a month to cap the gushing oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Interior […]...

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May 24, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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