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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White When she heard about the boom chemicals being used to disperse oil from the sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the thoughts of Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) were far away. She was thinking about her hometown Santa Barbara in the late 1960s when Union Oil’s Platform A had [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In the first of what will be an ongoing series of hearings on the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, leaders at BP, Transocean and Halliburton played an interesting form of the ever-popular corporate blame game. In news accounts previewing the hearing before the Senate Energy Committee [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Government officials have darkly predicted that the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig — still spilling toxic fuel into the Gulf of Mexico as I write this — may indeed surpass the Exxon Valdez disaster as the “most significant” oil spill in U.S. history. As others in the media wax [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White This week you may¬†catch the sliver of media coverage regarding the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill — and, regretfully, there will only be a sliver, for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, a lot of the people telling the story have spoken to Big Oil before [...]

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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW People want to pass a sustainable future — a living planet — on to their kids. That crosses red and blue. And the indigenous people call it the “Well, duh.” People are saying, “Well, how are we going to do that?” Because it’s not coming from the top down, and people really [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White This is the fouth article in a series addressing the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Click here for part 1, here for part 2 and here for part 3. Coming to the end of this series, I’m struck by how much Exxon learned — [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White This is the third in a series addressing the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Click here for part 1 and here for part 2. John Platt, a third-generation fisherman who lost almost everything in the Exxon Valdez oil spill, said that his pride in [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White This is the second in a series addressing the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Click here for part 1. You’d be hard-pressed to find a newspaper in this country that didn’t contain at least one heart-breaking story of financial woe on any given day. [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White This is the first in a series addressing the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The 20th anniversary of the biggest, deadliest oil spill in our nation’s history is coming up next month. It will no doubt be a somber occasion. But for those who [...]