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Report finds 'alarming unaddressed deficiencies' in US offshore oil drilling

(CNN)Even as the Trump administration has taken steps to expand offshore oil drilling, a new report shows that thousands of oil spills are still happening and that workers in the oil and gas industry are still dying on the job.

The report comes from Oceana, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to protecting and restoring the oceans, which has sued the federal government to stop seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. The blasting is the first step needed to allow offshore drilling, when seismic airguns are used to find oil and gas deep under the ocean.

Every state along the Atlantic coast has opposed the blasting, worried that spills could hurt tourism and local fisheries. Some scientists say the testing could also hurt marine life, including the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale.

The group tied its report, released Thursday, to the ninth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to show what has been happening since the government promised to hold the industry accountable to higher safety standards.

That 2010 spill was one of the worst in US history, killing 11 people and dumping more than 210 million gallons of oil into the ocean, polluting over 1,300 miles of shoreline, killing wildlife and hurting human health. In the lawsuit that followed, a federal judge said the companies involved in the spill were "grossly negligent" in the runup to the disaster.

Using public records and interviews with people in the field, Oceana found that although there hasn't been another big blowout like the Deepwater accident, oil spills continue, and so do fatalities, though they're not often front-page news.

Read more (Includes video): https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/health/offshore-drilling-study/index.html

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:09 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Robert De Niro On Trump: Even Gangsters Have Morals

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro.

Analyze These' With Robert De Niro

Who is the greatest actor Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro ever worked with?

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 20, 2019, 04:18 AM (10 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/19/19

Mueller Made It Clear Who The Bad Guys Are

Sure, the Mueller report doesn't portray Donald Trump is the best light. But you know who it makes look really bad? Russia.

Trump's 2020 Campaign Is Targeting Seniors On Facebook

Stephen recreates a new, peculiar pro-Trump Facebook ad that aims to target and manipulate senior citizens.

Stephen Pays Tribute To John Meiklejohn

Stephen pays tribute to longtime Colbert Report and Late Show cameraman, John Meiklejohn.

LATE SHOW ME MORE: Stephen Plays The Spoons

Thank you, Paul Simon, for delightful musical moments like these. And thank you Trevor Noah, Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee and Molly Shannon for another incredible week at The Late Show.

A PSA From France's Firefighting Mascot

Following the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, France's firefighting mascot has a message for the universe.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 20, 2019, 04:10 AM (5 replies)

Sarah Sanders keeps digging herself in deeper after Mueller showed she lied

The press secretary is now lying about lies.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders was caught lying several times in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, and now she’s defending herself with more misdirections.

During a string of media appearances following the release of the Mueller report on Thursday, Sanders has faced questions about a claim she made during a May 2017 press briefing that she later admitted was false during testimony to Mueller’s team. In an attempt to justify President Donald Trump’s decision to fire then FBI director James Comey, Sanders told reporters that “countless members of the FBI” had contacted her to say they had lost confidence in Comey, when in fact that wasn’t the case.

On Thursday evening and Friday morning, Sanders repeatedly downplayed that lie as a mere “slip of the tongue.” But as ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pointed out to her in an interview on Friday morning, she used the line about “countless members of the FBI” multiple times in the days following Comey’s firing — a revelation undercutting her claim that she merely misspoke.

“You said it was a ‘slip of the tongue’ when you talked about ‘countless FBI members,’ yet you repeated it twice the very next day,” Stephanopoulos said. “That’s not a slip of the tongue, Sarah, that’s a deliberate false statement.”

Sanders, however, refused to own it, and bizarrely blamed her lie on Democrats.


Read more: https://www.vox.com/2019/4/19/18507639/sarah-sanders-george-stephanopoulos-mueller-report-lie-comey

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 20, 2019, 03:55 AM (18 replies)

Seth Meyers - Robert Mueller's Redacted Report Released to the Public - Monologue - 4/18/19

Seth Interviews the Milky Way

Seth interviews the Milky Way to talk about the recent string of scientific discoveries about it.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:03 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Samantha Bee Gears Up For 2019's Not WH Correspondents' Dinner

'Full Frontal' host Samantha Bee is gearing up for her second not-annual event which will be WAY more fun than the actual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:30 AM (1 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Neal Katyal: Mueller's Report Is 'The Beginning Of The End'

Neal Katyal, the man who wrote the rule on special counsel investigations, wants to point everyone's attention to footnote #1,091 of the Mueller report.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:53 AM (5 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/18/19

Colbert Gets His Copy Of The Mueller Report

After two years of waiting (mostly) patiently, Stephen finally gets his hands on the Mueller report. And it was worth the wait.

There's Some 'Crazy Sh*t' In The Mueller Report

Did Donald Trump obstruct justice from the White House? Well, according to the Mueller report, he certainly tried to.

Color Code Your Own Mueller Report

This Easter, color-code your own report on Russian interference with the PAAS Document Dyeing Kit: Mueller Report.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:51 AM (5 replies)

Seth Meyers - Washington Reacts to the Mueller Report: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at William Barr’s redacted version of Robert Mueller’s final report.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:56 PM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - President Trump's Personal Donation to Notre Dame - Monologue - 4/17/19

Fred Judges a Book by Its Cover: Leading Men by Christopher Castellani

Fred Armisen guesses the plot of Christopher Castellani’s Leading Men using only the book's cover.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:54 PM (0 replies)
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