Today, the Obama Administration released the draft of its 2017-2022 plan for offshore drilling, known as the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The plan proposes to prohibit drilling in the Atlantic Ocean but offers 13 new potential lease sales – 10 sales in the Gulf of Mexico, which is still healing fromContinue reading “Obama Administration Opens Arctic and Gulf of Mexico to More Offshore Drilling”
Author Archives: Obsidian Expeditions
Thirty Million Gallons Under the Sea
Following the trail of BP’s oil in the Gulf of Mexico By Antonia Juhasz One morning in March of last year, I set out from Gulfport, Mississippi, on a three-week mission aboard the U.S. Navy research vessel Atlantis. The 274-foot ship, painted a crisp white and blue, stood tall in the bright sunlight. On itsContinue reading “Thirty Million Gallons Under the Sea”
Will SCOTUS Preside Over BP Case
We can’t make this stuff up! Will SCOTUS Justices recuse themselves from BP Oil Disaster Case?
Obama to unveil new commitments to solar and energy efficiency
Originally posted on Gigaom:
On Friday, President Obama plans to announce a sweeping package of commitments — over 300 in total — from companies and government agencies to increase the deployment of solar panels, and make buildings more energy efficient. The announcements will take place at a Walmart(s WMT) in Mountain View, California. While the commitments…
giveBIG Challenge 2014
The giveBIG Challenge starts in six (6) hours. We’re excited to participate in the Seattle Foundation’s Fourth Annual giveBIG Challenge tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6th. All donations made through the Seattle Foundation website during the 24-hour giveBIG event will be ‘stretched’ by The Seattle Foundation and giveBIG sponsors. This means that donations of any size, bigContinue reading “giveBIG Challenge 2014”
The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement is screening Nailah Jefferson’s critically acclaimed documentary film, Vanishing Pearls at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center on April 28th, 2014. The film profiles the trials and tribulations of African American fisherman working to rebuild their lives, livelihoods, and communities in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon OilContinue reading “Vanish Pearls”
Oso Landslide Up Close & Personal
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, we deployed to the Oso, Washington Landslide to document the disaster response and recovery life cycle from end to end. On our second day in the field, we were granted permission to venture into the 1500 foot wide primordial debris zone to witness the brave men, women, and K9 unitsContinue reading “Oso Landslide Up Close & Personal”
Ian MacKenzie on New Day Northwest
Ian MacKenzie discusses his documentary film, REACTOR, with King 5’s television news host Margret Larsen.
New Day Northwest with Margret Larson
Friends – We will be on King5’s New Day Northwest tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11th to preview Reactor about the world post-Fukushima disaster. We’d love to have you in the audience in support of the Moontown Foundation which is sponsoring the showing of the documentary. Seats are free. Audience comes into Seattle studio about 9:30am, doneContinue reading “New Day Northwest with Margret Larson”
To Buy Tickets for the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Remembrance Event Tomorrow at Wing Luke Museum. An event showcasing the creative works of three critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest artists using the power of film, music, and social media to both honor the victims of the disaster and celebrate the resiliency of the Japanese people.