Paying the Price for Oil Spills and Coal Mine Explosions

By Patricia Zick @PCZick We’re approaching the third anniversary of two major disasters in U.S. history – both claiming undistinguished titles. First, on April 5, 2010, at a coal mine in West Virginia, twenty-nine miners lost their lives when an explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch mine. The tragedy was the worst coal mineContinue reading “Paying the Price for Oil Spills and Coal Mine Explosions”

Justice for Deepwater Horizon and Massey Mine Disasters – Charge the Real Culprits

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick Criminal charges filed against Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer, for destroying records detailing the amount of oil spewing during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  in 2010 are encouraging. But it’s not enough. It’s the same thing as arresting petty drug dealer on the streets. Those guys are easy toContinue reading “Justice for Deepwater Horizon and Massey Mine Disasters – Charge the Real Culprits”

Celebrate Rachel Carson and Earth Day 2012

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick The Earth Day Network  credits the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring,  in 1962 as a “watershed moment for the modern environmental movement.” In the emerging light on the pollution we were spraying into the air, Earth Day 1970 took a share of the spotlight. That first Earth Day on AprilContinue reading “Celebrate Rachel Carson and Earth Day 2012”

Coral reefs damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick It’s been almost two years since the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico began gushing oil after the BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. These days, folks remark about the exaggerated reports of damaged and dead habitat and wildlife. After all, we’re eating the fish again from the GulfContinue reading “Coral reefs damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill”