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Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Deepwater Horizon oil spill news and analysis from The Nation
April 20, 2021
Humanity Faces a Climate Emergency—Shouldn’t That Be News?
A sense of catastrophe has faded even as the environmental emergency has intensified.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 14, 2018
Trump Wants to Expand Oil Drilling to 90 Percent of Our Seas. We’re Marching on June 9 to Stop Him.
The March for the Ocean is promoting a rapid transition from drilling and spilling to clean, job-generating renewable energy.
April 1, 2016
Louisiana Is Starting to Rise Up Against Big Oil
The Obama administration held its biggest oil lease sale yet—and then the protesters showed up.
June 2, 2015
Ecuador’s Battle for Environmental Justice Against Chevron
For more than two decades, impoverished indigenous people have been seeking restitution from the oil giant for polluting their region.
April 15, 2015
Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, BP’s Most Vulnerable Victims Are Still Struggling
BP agreed to a $7.8 billion settlement, but still hasn’t paid out most Gulf Coast businesses.
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March 3, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell Wants to Look for Oil in the Most Dangerous Drilling Environment in the World
An ice-choked ocean, tens of thousands of whales, no proven technology in case of emergency and a mission for oil: what could possibly go wrong?
October 1, 2014
The Invisible Oil in Louisiana’s Senate Race
The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.