Oil Spills Whose Fault are They Anyway

By: Emily Williams “It’s not your fault.” In the movie Goodwill Hunting, Robin Williams repeats this line over and over to Matt Damon, helping him accept that the trauma he faced, in fact, wasn’t his fault. I can’t help that that mantra crosses my mind every time I’m confronted with […]

A Critical Response to the Refugio Oil Spill

By: Arlo Bender-Simon As someone who spends a lot of my time paying attention to fossil fuel resistance efforts, I am growing numb to the term “disaster.” I am reading pretty much every other week about a spill, an explosion, homes evacuated, waterways polluted…..makes me want to tune out. If […]

Crabs provide evidence oil tainting Gulf food web

To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem’s health: the blue crab. Weeks ago, before engineers pumped in mud and cement to plug the gusher, scientists […]

More Oiled Birds Than Ever Being Found

More than three weeks after BP capped its gushing oil well, skimming operations have all but stopped and federal scientists say just a quarter of the oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico. But wildlife officials are rounding up more oiled birds than ever as fledgling birds get stuck in […]

Scientists Confirm Underwater Plumes Are From Spill

Florida researchers said Friday that they had for the first time conclusively linked vast plumes of microscopic oil droplets drifting in the Gulf of Mexico to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The scientists, from the University of South Florida, matched samples taken from the plumes with oil from the leaking well […]

Activists Close Down BP Station

BP petrol stations in central London have been shut down by environmental activists. Campaign group Greenpeace claimed it had shut off the fuel supplies to all stations in the area. The oil company said about 12 had been closed. BP said activists stopped the flow of fuel by flipping safety […]

Gulf Spill: Catalyst for Change?

We at the CSSC believe that to create a truly sustainable world, we must use the horrific events in the Gulf as a catalyst to end our addiction to dirty fossil fuels and move us towards the reduction of material goods based on “cheap” oil. Check out some of our […]