Posts Tagged “response”

How Spill Settlement Money from BP May Save the Gulf Coast

By BRYAN WALSH, originally published by Time. I was sitting shotgun in a speedboat chugging along veiny canals that cut through southern Louisiana’s coastline, during the Gulf oil spill in the summer of 2010. There was plenty to see that was out of the ordinary during that tragic summer, but I noticed something else a bit […]

Two Years On, Kalamzoo Tar Sands Spill Casts Long Shadow

By Tim McDonnell, Originally published on MotherJones. This week, as Senate Democrats narrowly defeated a renewed—and some say misguided—call to rush construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, residents and officials at the site of the country’s largest-ever tar sands oil spill are still reeling nearly two years after the fact. A look at the fallout from that incident […]

Argo Merchant oil spill was catalyst for change, 1979

Originally published on the Wicked Local: Cape Cod. By Doreen Leggett On Dec. 15, 1976, the tanker Argo Merchant ran aground on Nantucket Shoals. When less than a week later it broke in half and spilled enough oil to heat 18,000 homes for a year, residents of the Cape and Islands began imagining the worst. […]