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BP Deserves Criminal Penalties, Alabama Leaders Say

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Leaders and activists on the Alabama coast are pleased BP will face criminal penalties for the Gulf oil spill, but they say civi...

BP To Pay $4.5 Billion In Settlement

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP says it will pay $4.5 billion in settlement with government over massive oil spill....

Lynne Peeples

Hurricane Isaac May Stir Up Oil From BP Spill | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

As Hurricane Isaac batters the Gulf Coast, some experts are warning that the storm could threaten more than levees, power lines and gas prices. Isa...

'BP Dropped The Ball On Major Accident Hazards'

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — BP and the drilling contractor that operated the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon were so focused on worker safety they didn't do enough t...

Oil Spill Still Weighing On BP

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* Q1 replacement cost net ex one-offs $4.80 bln vs f'cast $5.10 bln * To sell 50,000 bbls/day output in Gulf of Mexico ...

Senate Approves Plan For Oil Spill Fines

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved Thursday using the bulk of water pollution fines stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration ...

Will Americans Buy BP's Slick PR Blitz Following Gulf Oil Spill?

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Nearly 20 months after its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill – and just as the nation focuses on New Orleans, host of the BCS titl...

A Gulf Chorus Fights BP's PR War

Rocky Kistner | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Maybe next year will be different. Perhaps the powers that be will confront the fact that the oil damage has not magically gone away and that the fertile fishing grounds of the Gulf appear to be getting worse.

A Fisherman's Farewell? Gulf Residents Fight for Their Future 15 Months After the BP Blowout

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Ever since BP's mammoth Deepwater Horizon rig blew 15 months ago, the lives of thousands of fishermen across the Gulf have never been the same. Many say they were poisoned by oil and chemical dispersants after being thrust into cleanup jobs they were woefully unprepared for.

BP, Anadarko Settle Gulf Disaster Claims

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

LONDON — Anadarko Petroleum Co. has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, ...

Disaster in the Gulf: So What Are We Doing About It?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In the Gulf, new information is confirming fears that fish and wildlife -- and millions of people on the Coast -- are being seriously impacted by the 4.9 million barrels of BP oil spewed from the ocean deep last year.

Top Interior Official Jumps To Firm Representing BP Over Gulf Oil Spill

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former chief of staff to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has taken a job with one of the law firms representing BP in legal proceedin...

Scientists: Funding Coming Too Late To Assess Gulf Oil Spill's Impact

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 06.24.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it c...

Today, Youth Across the U.S. Take Action to Make BP Pay!

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

Together, our movement can be strong enough to topple the deadly influence that big polluters have in Washington, and across the nation. With your help, we can restore the Gulf Coast and hold BP accountable.

America Moves On From Spill, Gulf Coast Feels Abandoned

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — About 800 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Dave Edmonds is struggling to remind people about the BP oil spill. There aren't ma...

Gulf Coast Restoration: Where Does Obama Stand?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Shearer

In the context of the encouraging words the president spoke in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, it would be refreshing to see the federal government helping to make things better along the Gulf Coast, instead of worse.

It's Time We Take the "For Sale" Sign Off the Capitol Lawn

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

When candidates have to raise millions of dollars just to run a competitive campaign, they're going to turn to wealthy donors, and the voice of the everyday American isn't going to be heard.

BP Partner Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Blasts BP's 'Reckless Decisions And Actions'

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — Anadarko Petroleum Corp., which owns a quarter of BP PLC's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, late Friday blasted BP "reckless ...

Alex Hubbard Struggles To Find Work After Returning To Lower Ninth Ward

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Alex Hubbard has many things in his life to be thankful for. He has two daughters in college, two more finishing high school and a newly constructed h...

The Final Lesson of BP

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The will of the American people is being subordinated to the demands of giant money-making machines called global corporations that can now spend or threaten to spend unlimited amounts of money in support of any politician.

Feinberg: BP Is Stalling Payments To Victims

CNBC | Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

British energy giant BP is holding up payments to economic victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of a $20 billion c...

Gulf Oil Spill: BP Tries To Limit Release Of Oil Spill Research

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press HOUSTON -- Faced with hundreds of lawsuits and a deep need for experts, BP has been offeri...

Is America on a Losing Track?

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

For many Americans it is unthinkable that the unfettered marketplace will not solve all our problems or that contemporary capitalism has broken its promise to provide a good life for all. Repair requires fundamental structural change.

Three Of Every Four Oil And Gas Lobbyists Worked For Federal Government

Washington Post | Dan Eggen and Kimberly Kindy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, a proportion that far exceeds the u...

Gulf Oil Spill: BP tries threading tube, latest bid to plug leak

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROBERT, La. — BP was confident Saturday its latest experiment using a mile-long pipe would capture much of the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexi...