by Steven Mufson, Michael D. Shear
| Apr. 30, 2010
The worsening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday threatened not only the shores of five states but also President Obama's plan to open vast stretches of U.S. coastline to oil and gas drilling.
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Well written article about environmental political and public relation damage control underway in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon Rig accident. The article offers multiple hyperlinks, many of which aren't relevant to this story.
I think the only really important question right now is this: How do we stop this disaster from getting any worse than it already is? The reactions from politicians are as sad as they are amusing, unfortunately...
Good reporting on the political fallout of the blowout.
I am interested in the labor situation, as to whether it is similar to the mining disaster where unions were destroyed and worker involved safety provisions removed. Are whistleblowers retaliated against and blacklisted?