Barreling in the Wrong Direction, a Decade After Deepwater

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By Valerie Cleland and Jacob Eisenberg, Natural Resources Defense Council Ten years ago, people all over the U.S. gasped in horror, glued to news broadcasts trained on the fallout from a massive oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon was America’s worst environmental...
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Do Any National Park Service Staff Have COVID-19? Interior Department Isn’t Saying

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By Maria Caffrey, Union of Concerned Scientists We are in the midst of a global health crisis like none other in recent history. If you are like me, then you are following stay-at-home orders. Perhaps you worry about how to limit your exposure to the virus while you are performing any essential...
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Trump Administration Muzzles Own Safety Experts on Offshore Drilling Rule

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By Chris Eaton, Earthjustice You’d think by now, almost 10 years after one of the worst manmade environmental disasters in American history—the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster—that we would’ve learned our lesson about the need for offshore drilling safety. But no. In its endless thirst for fossil...
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