Gulf Coast Oil Spill

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Extend BP's Suspension From Government Contracts

    It's been four years since the BP Deep Water Horizon disaster where an oil rig explosion in the Gulf killed 11 workers and triggered the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. This brought upon $1.3 billion in criminal fines, and manslaughter charges on the oil company, as well as multiple government s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Spirit Airlines Campaign: "We're Not Smoking Crack"

    Spirit Airlines, based right here in Miramar, is definitely known for its infuriating nickel-and-diming borderline tasteless marketing gimmicks. In 2008, a slogan was "Return of the MILF (Many Islands, Low Fares)"; in 2010, "Check out the oil on our beaches" -- meaning suntan oil -- after the BP o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Deformed Crabs, Eyeless Shrimp in Gulf Three Years After BP Oil Spill

    Shrimp with no eyes. Shrimp with bulbous tumors on their necks. Crabs with holes in their shells. That's what fishermen around the Gulf of Mexico are still finding, three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP, the oil company responsible for the spill, says it's all natural, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Halliburton: We Destroyed Evidence in Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe. Our Bad. Slap Our Wrists Now.

    One of our very favorite global corporate octopi -- right up there with the GEO Group and Monsanto -- is at it again, chalking up another victory for "free enterprise," de-regulation and all that's good, right, true and...Freedom! Turns out that Halliburton, the company formerly helmed by Darth Vad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Florida Sues BP and Haliburton Over 2010 Oil Spill

    Florida got the Earth Day festivities kicked off early with some good old fashioned litigation. Over the weekend, Florida joined Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana is suing BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit, filed by State Attorney General Pam Bondi in United S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Satellite Images Show First Glimpse of Cuba's Offshore Drilling Rig in Florida Straits

    Earlier this year, Spanish oil giant Repsol YPF announced that a massive drilling rig had started operating  in "ultra-deep water" in the Straits of Florida, somewhere between Cuba and the Keys. One of the more problematic aspects of the operation is the dearth of information about where the ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Rick Scott: Forget the Oil Spill -- Let's Go Fishing!

    Florida Governor's OfficeSlick Rick catches his own BP Special.​On the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster that spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Rick Scott celebrated by going fishing.Sounds strange, but Slick Rick didn't have much choice. He favors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    "Like" Boar's Head on Facebook and Feed a Family

    Flickr/James J. YuBig Sandwich​Lunch meat sometimes gets a bad rap -- it's often the brunt of jokes, is served in drunk tanks, and is used in food fights. But lunch meat is so much more -- it can feed hungry families, raise money for people in need, and is just darned tasty.Boar's Head, the Cadill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Chillax, Bird-Watchers! Those Dead Shearwaters Are Not BP's Fault.

    Flickr: Callocephalon PhotographyThis is what a shearwater looks like when it's alive.​For those fretting about the effect of the Gulf spill on seabirds, fret not for the greater shearwaters. Yes, some 35 of those majestic birds have been found dead along the South Florida coast, from Delray to C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Will BP Pay Psychiatric Bill for Gulf Spill?

    Here's a story that's on its way to Florida at approximately the same rate as the Sea of Oil. It's about the depression and chemical addiction spreading through the coastal regions of the Gulf of Mexico among people who owe their livelihood to the ocean. From who treated peopl ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010
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    June 17, 2010

    Weston Kindergartner's Heroism Will Make You Feel Guilty About Gulf Spill, Sending Kids to Public Schools

    Photo from prlog.orgOskar Garcia, posing with one of the 169 bottles of Dawn he's collected since launching his bird rescue project.​Not quite depressed enough about your failure to resolve the Gulf spill and the educators being sacked at Broward County schools? Then let's learn about Oskar Garcia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Gulf Spill Might Be Death Blow to Florida Economy

    Flickr: Greenpeace USA 2010Maybe Florida's tourists won't mind packing a hazmat jumpsuit?​The South Florida housing market is a wreck. The school districts are laying off teachers by the thousand. Every government agency has had to slash services. There's record unemployment. And yet Florida's sav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Florida Politicians Scrambling to Take Credit for BP Cleanup Escrow Account Idea

    McCollum claims Obama's stealing his material.​It's not often that Republicans pounce on a Barack Obama idea to claim it as their own, but this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has a way of creating strange bed partners. After reports surfaced Sunday that Barack Obama was preparing to demand t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Health Secretary Critiques Obama Before Oval Office Address

    Flickr: Pan-African News Wire​The blame game started about a second after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon opened a geyser of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, and it's too late to stop the game now. So we may as well try to at least separate fact from fiction, starting with the POTUS.With that in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Has Oil Entered Gulf Stream, Reached Fort Lauderdale?

    B. BrownOil off of Port Everglades ​Yesterday, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht captain was boating about 12.5 miles offshore from Port Everglades when he and his passengers noticed the oil slick pictured above.  According to the captain, the slick was about a half-mile long. It was unlike anyth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Dine Out for the Gulf Coast Launches Thursday

    ​With the oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico now measuring in the hundreds of thousands of gallons per day, it's clear that the fishing industry there is in deep trouble. Luckily, there are organizations like the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund to help. The newly formed nonprofit has partnered with res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Morning Juice: Feds Turn Tables on Nigerian Scammer; Tropical Storm Brewing Near Bermuda

    ​Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach this morning:A nonprofit environmental firm says that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf is similar to the one that occurred over 30 years ago in Mexico's Bay of Cempeche. Those experts have faith that advances in technology will make it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010 Needs Volunteers

    Florida's not out of the woods yet regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In fact, Gulfstream currents could carry oil as far as the Florida Keys in a little over a week. That means fisheries located in South Florida could be affected soon. (For more on how the oil spill is affecting local resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Oil-induced Tourism Slump: No Match for our Pun-tastic Slogans

    Flickr: [ jeremy ]Yes, yes. Love that beautiful Florida beach.​As a general rule, people like going to the beach and splashing around in the ocean, but they tend to get fussy when they emerge covered in toxic tar sludge from an exploded BP oil rig. Strange, I know--but decidedly true.Although the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    Order Up: A Guide to Florida's Divey Seafood Joints

    ​Get ready to shuck, peel, and slurp -- our Dish column this week is on South Florida's cheap seafood dives. These joints are the types of places where you can soldier up to a worn bar top and order Gulf oysters by the dozen, slurping down briny shellfish with pints of frosty beer. They're the las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Allen West Pins Oil Spill on Obama, Democrats

    FlickrThe Gulf oil spill suggests that Obama may not, in fact, be Superman.​President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress failed to see into the future and prevent the April 20 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. What's more, it's apparent that the White House and Congress are not experts on how ... More >>