Economy & Business

BP Contractors, Feds Continue to Bar Media from Public Property

WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans (Channel 6), found that BP's highly publicized statement that it is not barring news media from witnessing the cleanup, or its failure, is in fact not true. See video of this and other examples, and get contact info for the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center if you've been denied access.

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"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.

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BLM Tweaks Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Policies

The changes affect only new drilling areas and may include greater consideration of environmental impacts, more public review, fewer "categorical exclusions" from environmental review, and more.

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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.

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Cleanup Workers' Contract: Don't Talk to Media

Workers in the "Vessels of Opportunity" Gulf spill cleanup program had to sign a contract prohibiting them from talking to the news media or disclosing "proprietary and confidential" information.

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