FROM Jeffrey Ball
Estimates of Rate of Oil Spill Keep Climbing Estimates of the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico continue to rise, and BP may defer or reduce its second-quarter dividend in response to the public uproar encouraged, in part, by President Obama . Jeffrey Ball, environment editor for the Wall Street Journal , has been covering the spill since the beginning.
And Then the Saw Got Stuck BP is no longer trying to stop the gusher of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, but today efforts to contain it ran into trouble. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the President's point man on the scene, said that despite a successful initial cut to free the riser pipe, the saw blade had gotten stuck while attempting a second cut. Jeff Ball is environmental editor for the Wall Street Journal .
BP Finally Makes Some Progress on Slowing Spill For the first time, BP has been able to siphon up some of the crude oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. It is not a final solution, but the company says, “everyone’s encouraged now.”
The Race Against the Great Oil Spill BP, the Coast Guard and thousands of local fisermen are trying to control the oil slick moving toward the shores of 4 Gulf-coast states. Meantime, a 4-story, 100-ton containment dome has arrived on the ocean’s surface, 5000 feet above the well that’s gushing 210,000 gallons of oil every day. The numbers alone reveal the magnitude of an impending disaster.
Environmental Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico BP, the Coast Guard and thousands of local fisermen are trying to control the oil slick moving toward the shores of 4 Gulf-coast states. Meantime, a 4-story, 100-ton containment dome has arrived on the ocean’s surface, 5000 feet above the well that’s gushing 210,000 gallons of oil every day. The numbers alone reveal the magnitude of an impending disaster.
EPA Declares Carbon Emissions a Public Health Danger In Washington today, the Obama Administration took action that could have an impact in Copenhagen and on American business. The Environmental Protection Agency declared that carbon dioxide is a danger to public health. Jeffrey Ball is environment editor for the Wall Street Journal and writes a column called, " Power Shift ."
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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