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Today’s ‘spillionaires’ may become tomorrow’s ‘BP whores’

Million dollar contest launched in US to clean oil spill Only time will tell if angry locals end up dubbing the latest “spillionaires” to profit from an environmental disaster “BP whores” in years to come. ABC News reports, “Mark Miller, whose environmental clean-up firm has hired nearly 1,500 workers in…

As Exxon continues climate denial crusade, Raw Story fighting back

UPDATE: Raw Story has purchased carbon offsets from Terrapass, and is at this very second paying for the carbon produced by your reading this page. You can sleep easier tonight, and keep telling people about RawStory.com! -J I’ve decided it’s time for us to do our part to ameliorate the…

Fox host defends congressman’s ’shakedown’ comment

Congressman Joe Barton hasn’t had many defenders since his apologized to the CEO of BP at a Congressional hearing on Thursday. But Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney believes the Texas Republican had a valid point in describing White House pressure for BP to establish a $20 billion escrow fund…

Gulf Coast oil spill could eclipse Exxon Valdez

Powered by Mochila An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control and drifted inexorably toward the Gulf Coast on Thursday as fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes. The spill was both bigger and closer than…

Grayson raised nearly $500,000 in single-day ‘money bomb’

The congressman who once called Dick Cheney a vampire is raking in the cash. Alan Grayson, the Florida Democrat whose sharp-tongued jabs have stirred the cockles of liberals everywhere, raised a whopping $470,000 for his re-election campaign on a single day in March, perhaps a testament to a frustrated liberal…

Fresh spill at Exxon Valdez site creates three-mile-long oil slick

A tugboat struck the same reef as the Exxon Valdez tanker 20 years ago, spilling diesel into Alaska’s Prince William Sound and creating a three-mile-long slick, the US Coast Guard said on Friday. An unknown quantity of the fuel leaked from the Pathfinder tug after it ran aground Wednesday on…

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