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One year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, it is crucial we stay educated on the effects of the BP Gulf disaster.
Everywhere you look today, you’ll find stories on the lives of Gulf residents, the response from BP, and the actions of the federal government.
Here are the stories you need to read:
The People:
10 Reasons to Still Be Pissed Off About the BP Disaster | Mother Jones
"Gulf Coast Syndrome" | Alex Woodward
A snapshot of lives changed course by Gulf oil disaster | Brett Michael Dykes
BP anniversary: Toxicity, suffering and death | AJE
The BP Oil Spill Killed My Father | The Daily Beast
Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews | AFP
Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious Illnesses Year After Disaster | Huffington Post
Fishermen Say They Are Sick from Cleanup | ABC News
Fishermen of a Different Kind Take Their Gulf Fight to Congress | NRDC
Many Hit by Spill Now Feel Caught in Claim Process | NY Times
A Year Spent Wrestling With Paperwork, Not Nets | NY Times
Gulf’s Delacroix Islanders Watch As Their World Disappears | ProPublica
Longtime oil industry champion now calls BP liars | NOLA
Fish With The King | Guernica
One year later: Louisiana seafood still in flux | CS Monitor
Power Shift; Where Youth Fights for Our Future | NRDC/Huffington Post
Follow Gulf cleanup worker Jennifer Rexford on Tumblr (follow ShortFormBlog for the latest updates on Rexford)
The Corporation:
Emails expose BP’s attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill | Guardian
Transocean Execs Get Bonuses after ‘Best Year in Safety,’ Despite Gulf Oil Disaster | Forbes
Transocean Execs Donate Part of Bonuses, Keep More | Mother Jones
BP’s Oil Spill Tax Credit Matches the EPA’s Entire Annual Budget | The Nation
BP defaulting on debt to people of the Gulf | CNN
BP creates another fine mess as it bars Deepwater protesters | Guardian
New Tests Confirm BP Oil Still Being Found on Dead Dolphins | National Wildlife Federation
Oil still oozing along coastline amid dying marsh grasses | NOLA
The Government:
BP Firing Up Political Machine One Year After Start of Oil Spill | Center for Responsive Politics
A year after spill, BP gives political contributions to Republican leaders | The Hill
One year after BP spill, Congress has yet to act | CBS News
One Year After BP, Congress Has Yet To Change Oil Spill Liability Cap | Huffington Post
GOP Marks Oil Spill Anniversary With Drilling Push | Mother Jones
Governor Rick Scott says Florida will not join lawsuit against Transocean | Florida Capital News
‘Spillionaires’: Profiteering and Mismanagement in the Wake of the BP Oil Spill | ProPublica
A year after oil spill, researchers putting Gulf ecosystem under microscope | NOLA
Forgetting the Lessons of Drilling in the Gulf | TIME
Videos:
The Monster Under The Water | Melanie Burford/ ProPublica
Dan Rather interviews Ken Feinberg | HDNet
"5 Million Barrels of Oil Does Not Disappear": Author, Activist Antonia Juhasz on the BP Spill, One Year Later | Democracy Now
Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill | Ocean Futures Society
Hot Indie News interviews Gulf cleanup worker Jennifer Rexford 
From the archives: The Spill | Frontline/ProPublica
Photos:
Where Are They Now? | The Daily Beast
The Gulf Oil Disaster: One Year Later | The Atlantic
Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later | LA Times (plus map and timeline)
The environmental impact one year on | BBC (plus map)
Oil Spill Effects on Wildlife | NWF (interactive feature)
BP oil spill one year on – in pictures | Guardian
Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later: The Most Powerful Photos | Huffington Post
BP: Beyond PR - Rebranding the oil giant that permanently branded the Gulf of Mexico | Mother Jones
[Photo above: Gerald Herbert/AP]

One year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, it is crucial we stay educated on the effects of the BP Gulf disaster.

Everywhere you look today, you’ll find stories on the lives of Gulf residents, the response from BP, and the actions of the federal government.

Here are the stories you need to read:

The People:

10 Reasons to Still Be Pissed Off About the BP Disaster | Mother Jones

"Gulf Coast Syndrome" | Alex Woodward

A snapshot of lives changed course by Gulf oil disaster | Brett Michael Dykes

BP anniversary: Toxicity, suffering and death | AJE

The BP Oil Spill Killed My Father | The Daily Beast

Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews | AFP

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious Illnesses Year After Disaster | Huffington Post

Fishermen Say They Are Sick from Cleanup | ABC News

Fishermen of a Different Kind Take Their Gulf Fight to Congress | NRDC

Many Hit by Spill Now Feel Caught in Claim Process | NY Times

A Year Spent Wrestling With Paperwork, Not Nets | NY Times

Gulf’s Delacroix Islanders Watch As Their World Disappears | ProPublica

Longtime oil industry champion now calls BP liars | NOLA

Fish With The King | Guernica

One year later: Louisiana seafood still in flux | CS Monitor

Power Shift; Where Youth Fights for Our Future | NRDC/Huffington Post

Follow Gulf cleanup worker Jennifer Rexford on Tumblr (follow ShortFormBlog for the latest updates on Rexford)

The Corporation:

Emails expose BP’s attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill | Guardian

Transocean Execs Get Bonuses after ‘Best Year in Safety,’ Despite Gulf Oil Disaster | Forbes

Transocean Execs Donate Part of Bonuses, Keep More | Mother Jones

BP’s Oil Spill Tax Credit Matches the EPA’s Entire Annual Budget | The Nation

BP defaulting on debt to people of the Gulf | CNN

BP creates another fine mess as it bars Deepwater protesters | Guardian

New Tests Confirm BP Oil Still Being Found on Dead Dolphins | National Wildlife Federation

Oil still oozing along coastline amid dying marsh grasses | NOLA

The Government:

BP Firing Up Political Machine One Year After Start of Oil Spill | Center for Responsive Politics

A year after spill, BP gives political contributions to Republican leaders | The Hill

One year after BP spill, Congress has yet to act | CBS News

One Year After BP, Congress Has Yet To Change Oil Spill Liability Cap | Huffington Post

GOP Marks Oil Spill Anniversary With Drilling Push | Mother Jones

Governor Rick Scott says Florida will not join lawsuit against Transocean | Florida Capital News

‘Spillionaires’: Profiteering and Mismanagement in the Wake of the BP Oil Spill | ProPublica

A year after oil spill, researchers putting Gulf ecosystem under microscope | NOLA

Forgetting the Lessons of Drilling in the Gulf | TIME

Videos:

The Monster Under The Water | Melanie Burford/ ProPublica

Dan Rather interviews Ken Feinberg | HDNet

"5 Million Barrels of Oil Does Not Disappear": Author, Activist Antonia Juhasz on the BP Spill, One Year Later | Democracy Now

Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill | Ocean Futures Society

Hot Indie News interviews Gulf cleanup worker Jennifer Rexford 

From the archives: The Spill | Frontline/ProPublica

Photos:

Where Are They Now? | The Daily Beast

The Gulf Oil Disaster: One Year Later | The Atlantic

Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later | LA Times (plus map and timeline)

The environmental impact one year on | BBC (plus map)

Oil Spill Effects on Wildlife | NWF (interactive feature)

BP oil spill one year on – in pictures | Guardian

Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later: The Most Powerful Photos | Huffington Post

BP: Beyond PR - Rebranding the oil giant that permanently branded the Gulf of Mexico | Mother Jones

[Photo above: Gerald Herbert/AP]

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    Again. Interesting stuff. I haven’t read all of the articles, but I will try to when I get time (ie, not in the middle...
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