Economy & Business

"Oil Spill Threatens Native American 'Water' Village"

"The town of Grand Bayou, Louisiana, has no streets and no cars, just water and boats. And now the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens the very existence of the Atakapa-Ishak Indians who live there. 'We're facing the potential for cultural genocide,' says one tribe member."

Source: National Geographic, 06/10/2010

Manufacturing Plants Are Source of Drugs in Waterways

Wastewater treatment plants can't mitigate the problem, which is compounded by other sources of water contamination, such as drugs that end up in landfills or flushed down toilets, and metabolites or unutilized drugs that pass through people who take the drugs.

June 16, 2010 to June 17, 2010

Virtual Energy Forum

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff will join other leading policymakers and business executives to address the role of energy efficiency in light of pending climate and energy legislation at the 21st Annual Energy Efficiency Forum.  Co-sponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association.

Dispersants Remain a Mystery to Public, Despite Fake "Disclosure"

Dispersant manufacturer Nalco failed to disclose the chemical identity of the ingredients to the news media or public, and ignored a US EPA order to stop using the product in the Gulf.

Top Kill Operation Succeeds in Killing Much of BP's Credibility

US EPA withheld information, and twice during the five-day operation BP cut off the mud pumps for long periods without letting the public know, making statements that left the impression the operation was ongoing.

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