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BP Owes $192 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster, Not $15 Billion Settlement It's Seeking

(7) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 7:16 PM

On Friday, the Financial Times reported that BP is hoping to reach an agreement with U.S. authorities which would require it to pay under $15 billion to settle all criminal and civil penalties arising from the 2010 Gulf oil disaster. The Department of Justice is reportedly seeking $20...

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Chevron's Shareholders Should Say No to Offshore Drilling

(7) Comments | Posted May 20, 2011 | 2:00 PM

Next week, Chevron -- California's largest corporation and the nation's third largest -- holds its annual shareholder meeting in San Ramon. The gathering will be met by protesters, including those who will travel from Angola, Nigeria, Canada, Alaska, and the U.S. Gulf Coast to demonstrate against Chevron's deep-sea operations and...

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Voices From the Gulf Oil Disaster

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2011 | 12:20 PM

It is the largest oil disaster in U.S. history.

Had Saddam Hussein not intentionally attacked U.S. soldiers with oil from the wells and pipelines of Kuwait in 1991, it would be hands down the largest oil spill in the history of the world. It was also preventable, foreseeable, and, if...

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Questions for BP and the Oil Industry on the One-Year Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Disaster

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2011 | 2:47 PM

2011-04-20-JuhaszBlackTidecoverfront.jpgOne year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig -- owned and operated by Transocean and leased by BP -- exploded off the coast of Louisiana. Eleven men died. Two hundred and ten million gallons of oil were ultimately released into the Gulf of...

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Wall Street Journal Picks Up Chevron Protest Story & Pivots

(4) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 11:37 PM

Earlier today, MarketWatch ran a story about my and four others' arrests at Chevron's annual shareholder meeting in Houston on May 25, 2010.

The article by John Letzing was entitled: "Chevron shareholder activist faces jail time."

With the subtitle: "Are criminal charges the best way to deal...

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Chevron Throws Book at Shareholder Activist (Me)

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 5:17 PM

On May 26, I was arrested at Chevron's annual shareholder meeting. Chevron, a California-based company, held the meeting at its Houston office -- the old Enron building.

On Thursday, my lawyer, and the lawyers of the four others arrested at the meeting, go to court in a preliminary hearing. Chevron...

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With BP's Oil and Chemicals Still in Gulf Coast Waters, Shrimpers Stay Out.

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 1:15 PM

The waters are open, but the shrimpers aren't biting, as oil and dispersant remain in water and on beaches.

"The fish are safe," declared LaDon Swann of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This should have been good news to the audience at Alma Bryant High School in Bayou La...

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BP's "Missing Oil" Washes up in St. Mary's Parish, LA

(17) Comments | Posted July 30, 2010 | 8:28 PM

BP's "Missing Oil" coats wetlands and beaches along the waterways near St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana, where no one is booming, cleaning, skimming, or watching.

I am traveling the Gulf Coast writing a new book on the Gulf oil disaster.

The good news is that the...

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Breaking the Psychological and Economic Ties Binding Us to War

(4) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 1:17 PM

I have the distinct honor of serving on the National Advisory Board of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Last week, IVAW asked me to write a guest blog marking the beginning of the 8th year of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

I not only said yes, I...

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Key Oil Auction in Iraq Today: Foreign Companies Could Produce Majority of Iraq's Oil for First Time in 35 Years

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2009 | 8:14 AM

Will Bush's Oil Agenda Lock Obama Further Into War?

Today and tomorrow in Baghdad, the world's last great oil bonanza opens to the highest bidders. This auction will finalize an oil revolution in Iraq placing the majority of the nation's oil production in foreign hands for the...

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Big Oil vs. Obama in Copenhagen: Lessons from California

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2009 | 7:52 AM

After accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, President Obama will go to Copenhagen to deliver a proposal for U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

Unfortunately, the President leaves for these critical international talks on climate change shrouded in a "petroleum-powered smoke screen, " a phrase I first heard used by...

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Chevron Gets Fixed

(4) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 8:45 PM

On Sunday, Chevron became the first oil company to come under a Yes Men Audience Attack.

(See Video, Photos, and Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum's Blog of event)

Chevron was chosen because Chevron is different from other oil companies.

It is bigger than all but three...

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Another Big Win for Big Oil (Let's Make it the Last).

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 4:51 PM

They are today the most profitable corporations in world history. The political power garnered by all of this wealth was firmly on display last week when Congress handed Big Oil two big wins--the lifting of the Congressional moratoriums on offshore drilling and the development of oil from shale.

Oil and...

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Are U.S. Oil Companies Going to "Win" the Iraq War?

(43) Comments | Posted March 1, 2007 | 9:08 PM

"The U.S. invasion of Iraq was not preemption; it was ... an avaricious, premeditated, unprovoked war against a foe who posed no immediate threat but whose defeat did offer economic advantages." - Michael Scheuer, the CIA's senior expert on al-Qaeda until he quit in disgust with the Bush administration, in...

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Fixing the Failed U.S. Reconstruction in Iraq

(7) Comments | Posted August 12, 2006 | 1:34 PM

As violence in Baghdad spirals out of control, it is easy for Americans to overlook the fact that the people there live with an average of just eight hours of electricity a day, while water and sewage systems remain intermittent at best. After more than three and half years and...

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Bush's Ace in the Hole in Iraq?

(31) Comments | Posted May 23, 2006 | 8:32 PM

On Saturday, Iraq's Prime Minister appointed nearly all of the cabinet that will serve in the first full-term government of post-invasion Iraq. While the Ministers of Defense, Interior, and National Security have yet to be named, at least one key post has been locked-in for over a month -- that...

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