Cleanup crews rushed to clean up the mess the following day, and are continuing to skim oily water off the river.
Activists picketed the corporate headquarters of Murray Energy in this Cleveland suburb Dec. 17 protesting the anti-labor and right-wing policies of company owner Robert E. Murray.
In eastern Texas, residents and activists have achieved a temporary reprieve after a Texas landowner filed a lawsuit against the company.
BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.
It seems that, for the Gulf Coast, which has already endured the tragic BP oil spill, the hits just keep on coming.
Last week Mother Nature fired a warning shot across the bow of American politics.
So Romney wants to dismantle FEMA, turn it over to the states, or, as he said during the primaries, privatize disaster relief altogether.
From the western U.S. to the East Coast, new grassroots coalitions are forming to protest one of today's most significant environmental hazards - the natural gas extraction process known as fracking.
"The bill could double the megawatts of solar power installed in New Jersey in the next few years."
Shell has chosen to halt its oil-drilling program after a dome used to clean up potential spills became damaged.