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VIDEO: Shannon Biggs & Maude Barlow on Recognizing the Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 26th April, 2011 | No Comments

Image Credit: GRITtvThe following video originally aired April 20th on GRITtv. In it, Shannon Biggs & Maude Barlow speak about recognizing the Rights of Nature.
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Take Action On One-Year Anniversary of Gulf Oil Disaster

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 20th April, 2011 | 5 Comments

storyimages_1302555627_deepwaterhorizonfire3One year ago today the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off of the coast of Louisiana killing eleven men and igniting the largest oil disaster in U.S. history. As BP spreads its wealth to the GOP, we are spreading the message that the one-year anniversary is THE moment to remind the nation and the world that the Gulf oil disaster is not over and that fundamental change is still needed to ensure such a disaster never occurs again.
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One Year After Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Rig Operator Claims ‘Best Year in Safety Performance,’ Gives Execs Big Bonuses

Posted by in World News & Events on 15th April, 2011 | No Comments

storyimages_1302555627_deepwaterhorizonfire3It is time to learn the lessons of the disaster: neither the technology nor the regulation of deepwater drilling is capable of protecting workers or the environment.
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The Truth Behind BP’s Disaster in the Gulf

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 4th April, 2011 | 2 Comments

9780470943373.pdfOn April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig — leased by BP and owned by Transocean — exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing eleven men, and unleashing a 210 million gallon oil gusher. It became the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. To mark the one-year anniversary of the disaster, we will release Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Wiley), by Global Exchange Energy Program Director, Antonia Juhasz.
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Deep Water Drilling Ban Lifted

Posted by in World News & Events on 12th October, 2010 | No Comments

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesIt’s official; the White House announced earlier today that the moratorium on deep water drilling which was not set to expire until November 30th is now being lifted. How do we feel about it, and what can you do to make your voice heard?
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Deep Water Drilling Ban Lifted

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, World News & Events on 12th October, 2010 | No Comments

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesIt’s official; the White House announced earlier today that the moratorium on deep water drilling which was not set to expire until November 30th is now being lifted. How do we feel about it, and what can you do to make your voice heard?
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With BP’s Oil and Chemicals Still in Gulf Coast Waters, Shrimpers Stay Out.

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 26th August, 2010 | No Comments

2010-08-26-OilAntonia_Dauphin_500While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has claimed that the fish are safe in the Gulf Coast, the Gulf Coast fishing community beg to differ.
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A Permanent Moratorium

Posted by in Featured on 19th August, 2010 | No Comments

2010-07-31-oiledshellbeachAs another oil and gas rig explodes September 2nd in the Gulf of Mexico, the need to ban offshore drilling becomes more apparent. See Antonia Juhasz’s article in Progressive Magazine on the frequency of such incidents (400 in the last five years) and the need for a permanent moratorium on offshore drilling. What we are witnessing is the failure of an entire system, rather than of one operator.
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