Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BP Trial Opening Day: ‘Greed Devastated the Gulf’ (via Environment News Service)

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, February 26, 2013 (ENS) – The trial to determine whether British oil company BP and its partners were guilty of gross negligence or willful misconduct in the biggest U.S. offshore oil spill opened Monday at the federal courthouse in New Orleans. The outcome will determine…

Monday, February 18, 2013

‘Forward on Climate’ Rally Draws Nearly 50,000 (via Environment News Service)
WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2013 (ENS) – Tens of thousands of people from across the country rallied in the nation’s capital on this chilly day to demand that President Barack Obama block TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and move forward on climate action. “This was the biggest…

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sea Shepherd Takes Whale War to U.S. Supreme Court



Sea Shepherd Takes Whale War to U.S. Supreme Court (via Environment News Service)
WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2013 (ENS) – The marine mammal conservation group Sea Shepherd has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to lift a lower court order forbidding its ships from approaching the Japanese whaling fleet now trying to catch whales in the Southern Ocean south of Australia. In an application…