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Having learning nothing from the Gulf disaster, BP allows crude oil to pour into Lake Michigan

It looks like our friends at BP are up to their old tricks again. This time, though, the oil being spilled isn’t in the Gulf of Mexico, where the company’s cost-cutting measures in 2010 led to the largest oil spill in recorded history, but in Lake Michigan, the largest repository of fresh water on the […]

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Derrick Jensen on the necessity of armed revolution, the futility of conservation, and the inherent violence of science

A few nights ago, as a part of Eastern Michigan University’s weeklong “Activism and Education” festivities, noted author and environmental activist Derrick Jensen addressed students and members of the Ypsilanti community at Pease Auditorium. What follow are my very rough notes. As I spent half my time mopping sweat from my red, wrinkled brow, I’m […]

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The real threat, and the art of distraction

As much as 2.52 million gallons of crude oil may be gushing into the Gulf each day, and, despite the claims of global climate change deniers, 2010 is shaping up to be the hottest year in recorded history. We are literally destroying our planet. The polar ice caps are melting, sea life is dying, species […]

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Confirming what some of us knew all along about BP’s chemical dispersants…

Marine biologist Rick Steiner came out a few days ago, in an interview with Time, and stated that the primary reason an oil company would use such chemicals is to keep oil off the ocean’s surface, where it can be photographed.

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Turtles want their lives back too, you self-obsessed asshole

The quote, for those of you who don’t recognize it, is from Tony Hayward, the President of BP, who, I believe, said it in complete seriousness, as though he felt that people should feel sorry for his plight. With all the focus on dead dolphins and sea turtles, like the one pictured above, I think […]

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