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By Brad Friedman on 6/19/2010 6:35am PT  

On Thursday's Green News Report, I defended BP...sorta. It played on radio stations around the country, but nobody complained. I even gave an email address for hate mail! Didn't get a one.

What did I do wrong?

Here was my defense of the corporation...

Okay. Now let me have it!

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By Brad Friedman on 6/18/2010 1:36pm PT  

[Hat-tip Climate Progress, via @GreenNewsReport.]

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability, Big Oil, Small People, Shakedowns, $20 Billion, Hayward in the Congressional hot seat ... PLUS: The Fake President ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Tea Party Star Rand Paul on Mountaintop Mining: Nobody Will Miss a Hill or Two; Corps suspends streamlined mining permits; GSA announces first “Chief Greening Officer”; Video-conferencing can save $19 Billion: Study; The link between global warming and extreme deluges; More oil spilled in Nigeria "every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico"; China mulls crackdown on big energy consumers ...PLUS: Global Heat Is On in 2010, So Far ...

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Nightmare Well"; Extreme storms in the Ozarks, but not a word from the climate denialists; Oil industry in the Congressional hotseat; PLUS: Will Obama finally seize the moment?... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Solar cells: Coming to a window near you?; Walmart tests plastic bag ban; UN creates 'IPCC for nature' to fight back against destruction of natural world; California gets first transmission-connected solar farm; Japan Accused of Bribing Nations to be Pro-Whaling; TVA fined $11.5 million in sludge spill; U.S. Drops Inspector of Food in China ...PLUS: Can Afghanistan escape the "resource curse" from it's "new" mineral wealth that isn't really new? ...

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A MUST-WATCH, MUST-SHARE video report from the best news writing team in the business...
By Brad Friedman on 6/11/2010 11:27am PT  

Once again, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show demonstrate the best news writing in the business. Hands down. Period. No contest.

Last night, Maddow opened with a shameful side-by-side comparison of the aggressive action taken by Republicans last year to defund ACORN on the basis of secret video tapes which proved to be complete hoaxes, versus their nearly complete silence in regard to the deadly crimes and disasters of BP.

While ACORN received approximately $3.5 million in federal funding over each of the last 15 years, and Republicans were outraged about it, BP receives literally BILLIONS in federal funds each year for what it does, and it has actually killed people in the bargain.

Maddow's report is both stunning and obvious at the same time --- at least to anyone remotely involved in the world of actual fact and reality, which is to say, almost nobody else in the entirety of the corporate media (and, thus, the public.)

This report is what the news media are supposed to be doing --- connecting the dots that matter for the public. This is a MUST-WATCH and a MUST-SHARE (widely)...


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Even more of the Gulf mired in oil, while climate & clean energy legislation still mired in the Senate; Fossil fuel industry claims even more lives; Funny: How BP deals with spills ... PLUS: If you spill it, Kevin Costner will come ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Senate debates stripping EPA of authority to regulate greenhouse gases; Ohio nuclear power plant reveals 2nd bout of nearly catastrophic corrosion; E.P.A. Discloses Ingredients of Oil Dispersant; CA to get hundreds of FREE electric vehicle charging stations; Senate Votes on Blocking EPA Greenhouse Gas Regs; TN Senate Nixes Push to Revive Coal Mining Bill; WY Now Requires Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals ...PLUS: IEA: U.S. spill may be "game changer" for oil ...

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By Brad Friedman on 6/10/2010 10:57am PT  

Okay, so it's not exclusive. We lied. Just like BP. But it's very very funny...


[Hat-tip @JoshTPM]

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Happy World Oceans Day! (Sigh.)
By Desi Doyen on 6/8/2010 1:03pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another very bad week for the fossil fuel industry: explosion, spills, & toxic dumps! Girding up for the long haul in the Gulf ... PLUS: Will Democrats finally use the BP Oil Disaster to pass clean energy legislation? And will the GOP keep lying about it? ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Murkowski's (R-AK) resolution is a step backward for American clean energy; EPA tightens Sulfur Dioxide limits; Scientists projects "Arctic death spiral"; Guilty verdicts in Bhopal tragedy that killed 15,000; Judge blocks Alaska's wolf-kill plan; Mystery crop damage threatens hundreds of acres; Renewables revolution to provide 95 per cent of global electricity by 2050...PLUS: Ten Things You Should Never Buy Again ...

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It's time for the corporate 'Death Penalty'...
By Brad Friedman on 6/6/2010 2:45pm PT  

Not satisfied with merely destroying the Gulf of Mexico, on Friday, BP reported the emission of more than 500,000 pounds of pollutants and non-pollutants in April and May at their refinery in Texas City, TX. The emissions included hundreds of thousands of pounds of deadly benzene, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide.

Via Think Progress:

While BP touts the mild success of its most recent attempt to contain the massive gusher spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, they would probably rather people don’t notice the other spill they recently caused, this one of deadly benzene from a refinery in Texas City, TX. The refinery released more than 400 pounds a day of the chemical over a 40-day period from early April to mid May of this year, BP quietly informed the state environmental regulator yesterday. Over that period, the refinery released 500,000 pounds of benzene and other toxic chemicals into the air, the Galveston Daily News reports [emphasis in original]:

Refinery spokesman Michael Marr said in its follow up reporting with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, BP estimated 36,000 pounds of nitrogen oxides and 17,000 pounds of benzene were released in the 40 days. State law requires 10 pounds or more of benzene and 200 pounds or more of nitrogen oxide during a 24-hour period must be reported through the commission’s air emissions database.

The bulk of the emissions during that time included an estimated 189,000 pounds of carbon monoxide and 61,000 pounds of propane, according to the company’s report to the TCEQ.

For the record, this is the same BP refinery where an explosion in 2005 killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others. The company was forced to pay a meager $71 million in federal fines for that incident. It's as if the company has friends in high places, or something...

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By Brad Friedman on 6/3/2010 7:17pm PT  

More here if you can stand them...

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By Desi Doyen on 6/3/2010 1:16pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Latest on the BP Oil Disaster: Progress on 'Cut-'N-Cap'? President Obama rallies for a clean energy economy, Oil reaches the beaches of Mississippi and Alabama... PLUS: Dumb things Sarah Palin now says about offshore drilling ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Record-breaking heat wave kills hundreds in India, Pakistan; USDA forecasts a plague of grasshoppers for 2010; Has Southwestern U.S. reached 'peak water'?; Greenland's rapid uplift is evidence of rapid ice loss; EPA finally forcing Texas to clean up its air ...PLUS: UK nukes: "What we are effectively paying for here is decades of cheap nuclear electricity for which we have suddenly got a massive postdated bill"...

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By Desi Doyen on 6/1/2010 1:29pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: OILpocalypse Now: After 'top kill' fails, BP begins next new plan in the Gulf, as Obama calls for accountability ......And what about just bombing it?... PLUS: Crackdown on coal mines, sinkholes in Guatemala, and sneaky corporate anti-clean energy propositions in California ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Processed food manufacturers use deceptive tactics to fight salt control; Gray wolves rebound in West, to residents' unease; The hidden health costs of transportation; Trafigura trial begins in Ivory Coast toxic waste dumping case; Virus ravages major food source in Africa; How utilities plan to continue evading toxic air pollution controls ...PLUS: Special Report: The world water supply looks unmanageable. But it needn’t be ...

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By Brad Friedman on 5/29/2010 9:05pm PT  


Gulf of Mexico, Late Jurassic - 2010

"Drill, Baby, Drill"

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By Desi Doyen on 5/27/2010 1:23pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: So far, so good: the 'Top Kill' said to be working; Federal heads are rolling; the President is speaking (finally), and extending the moratorium on off-shore drilling... PLUS: It's official: the BP Oil Disaster is now the Worst in U.S. History ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Clean Air Act settlement will close Ohio power plant; Climate Scientists Claim 'McCarthy-Like Threats'; Another oil spill in Alaska; Last rites in salmon country?; Nissan's electric car sells out in U.S., and it isn't even available yet; An insider's view of climate change; Corporate $$$ & lies behind 'Citizens' initiatives In Calif. ...PLUS: Economists on 'discounting' the future cost of climate change ...

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By Brad Friedman on 5/26/2010 4:53pm PT  

(Note: See bottom of toon for a quick comment of mine in response. - BF)


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