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!
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 ...
STORIES DISCUSSED IN TODAY'S 'GREEN NEWS REPORT'...
- Because We Could All Use A Laugh About Now: Painfully Funny: Watch Insider Video of How BP Deals With Spills (Talking Points Memo):
- Fossil Fuel Industry Claims More Lives:
- Fatal Texas Pipeline Blast 2nd in Two Days (News Inferno)
- Blast Prompts Call for Action (KFDA Amarillo)
- Another Gas Pipeline Explosion in Texas Kills 2 (AOL News)
- Texas regulators probe pipeline explosion: U.S. authorities said they were investigating whether a Texas energy company properly marked a gas pipeline before a deadly blast this week. (UPI)
- Clean Energy Legislation STILL Mired In Senate
- Lindsey Graham Said What About Climate Change? (Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones):
On Tuesday, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham told reporters that he would vote against the climate bill he helped author. Now he's going one step further. Graham, one of the few Republicans who claimed to care about climate change, now says global warming is no big deal.
- Lindsey Graham Shedding His Maverick Skin Once And For All (Digby's Hullabaloo)
- So Much For Lindsey Graham (The New Republic's The Vine)
- Poll: Support grows for comprehensive energy bill that makes carbon polluters pay, now at 63% (Climate Progress)
- Energy Secretary Welcomes Republican Climate Bill (Reuters)
- Reconciliation: Lindsey Graham's effort to carve out a rhetorical approach that can support policies to address global warming without actually admitting the reality of global warming leads to some very confusing comments. (Ezra Klein, Washington Post)
- The Strange Musings of Lindsey Graham : So, he now says he doesn't think that man-made emissions are causing the planet to warm—but that the planet is warming. (Mother Jones)
- LATEST in the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf:
- Best Comprehensive Coverage in the Gulf: New Orleans Times-Picayune Special Coverage Page: Gulf Oil Spill 2010 (Times-Picayune)
- US sets deadline for BP as mistrust grows (AFP)
- U.S. Gave BP 72 Hours to Boost Oil-Collection Plan (BusinessWeek)
- Huge federal Gulf recovery act planned, expert says (Yahoo! News)
- Lead U.S. Spill Agency Running Short of Cash, Rep. Oberstar Says (NY Times)
- Mary Landrieu warns of economic disaster, but Salazar not budging on drilling ban (Times-Picayune)
- Heavier oil from Gulf spill washes up in Florida: Florida (Reuters) - Heavier concentrations of oil from the gushing Gulf of Mexico leak have begun sloshing up on Florida seashores as the state ramps up its effort to keep its coastline clean. (Reuters)
- BP's intellectual dishonesty: An editorial: Anyone who trusted BP to be honest in the public debate about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its impact should have those notions dispelled by now. The company's intellectual dishonesty could hardly be more evident. (Times-Picayune)
- Gulf Cleanup of BP Oil Foiled by Leadership Gap, Nungesser Says (BusinessWeek)
- The Paradox of Deep Water: Lots of Oil, Lots of Danger: The ability to extract oil in hard-to-reach places has zoomed ahead. Disaster preparation has not. (BusinessWeek)
- Exxon Valdez lawyer offers dire warning for Louisiana fishermen (Yahoo! News)
- Feds knew of Gulf spill risks in 2000, document shows (McClatchy DC)
- Years of Internal BP Probes Warned That Neglect Could Lead to Accidents (Pro Publica)
- British PM pledges help to BP over oil spill (Reuters): British Prime Minister David Cameron offered to help deal with BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday, saying he would take it up with President Barack Obama, as the beleaguered company's shares rebounded from 14-year lows.
- Mr. Costner Goes To Washington:
- If You Spill It, He Will Come (Mother Jones)
- Costner tells Congress he's got an oil spill solution (Houston Chronicle)
- WATCH IT: Oil Spill Cleanup Technology Hearing, House Committee on Science and Technology, June 9, 2010 (C-SPAN)
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (Stuff we didn't have time for in today's audio report)...
- OP-ED: Seeds of doubt against climate science: Industry and free-market advocates have joined forces to undermine tobacco research, and they're doing so again on global warming. (LA Times):
If some of the ongoing attacks on the credibility of climate science feel familiar, there's a reason. With their unattributed claims downplaying the severity of the problem and their vague allegations of scientific impropriety, the assaults are the latest in a long tradition of organized efforts by industry and free-market enthusiasts to undermine the credibility of science they don't like.
- An Old Nuclear Problem Creeps Back: A nuclear reactor where a hidden leak caused near-catastrophic corrosion in 2002 has experienced a second bout of the same problem. (NY Times Green)
- E.P.A. Discloses Ingredients of Oil Dispersant (NYT Green)
- Hundreds of electric vehicle charging stations planned for California: Coulomb Technologies plans to install 4,600 stations for free around the country, and California is slated to get about a third of them. (LA Times)
- Senate Votes on Blocking EPA Greenhouse Gas Regs (Washington Post)
- Tenn. Senate Nixes Push to Revive Coal Mining Bill (BusinessWeek)
- Wyoming Now Requires Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals (Houston Chronicle)
- U.S. spill may be "game changer" for oil: IEA (Reuters)