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5 Things I've Learned 5 Years After The BP Oil Spill

Olivia Bouler | Posted 06.20.2015 | Teen
Olivia Bouler

I've been told that in the darkest nights, the brightest stars are seen. Five years ago, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 was one of those nights.

Judge Rejects BP's Bid To Remove Gulf Oil Spill Claims Administrator

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green

Nov 10 (Reuters) - BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming...

Corporate Recklessness and Our Future

Carl Pope | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The decision by the Obama administration to reopen federal drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico to BP opens an interesting window into a fundamental question: What does it mean to hold a corporation accountable and responsible?

Sorry, BP, It Isn't That Easy Being Green (Updated)

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

For BP to claim that it's environmentally-friendly because it paid $23 billion in a government settlement is like a mass murderer accepting a plea bargain for 50 years in prison rather than life without parole, and then claiming this shows he supports federal housing.

Emily Swanson

BP's Public Image Oddly Mixed 3 Years After Gulf Spill | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green

Three years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Americans are still likely to have an unfavorable view of the company involved in the disast...

My Statement to Judge Vance: Reject BP's Criminal Plea Deal

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

I am one of millions who have been adversely affected by this disaster, in a variety of ways, and as such, I urge you not to accept the criminal plea deal as proposed and endorsed by the Department of Justice and BP.

Did Oil From The BP Spill Kill This Young Sperm Whale?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.25.2012 | Green

Photographs of a dead sperm whale found in the Gulf of Mexico a few weeks after the BP Deepwater disaster have reignited a debate as to the extent of ...

Time for BP's Fantasy to Turn Into Payback for the Gulf

David Yarnold | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
David Yarnold

What's the difference between BP paying $5.4 billion to repair the epic mess it created along the Gulf Coast and the $21 billion check it should write? Two words: "grossly negligent."

Lynne Peeples

A Crude Reminder: BP Oil May Be Resurfacing In Hurricane Isaac Aftermath | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2012 | Green

Oil is washing up on beaches across the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, and evidence suggests that at least some of the slicks, sheens and ...

Justice Department Accuses BP Of 'Gross Negligence' In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

* Botched well pressure test indicates BP gross negligence-US lawyers * BP's actions unworthy of 'middling size company'-US lawyers ...

The Big Fix -- Now on DVD

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

The Big Fix is an excellent way to engage more people in the fight against the corruption and pollution of fossil fuels and Big Oil.

Battling for Birds After the BP Oil Spill (PHOTOS)

Sarah Hull | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Sarah Hull

The oil-slicked seabirds have flown off to bluer oceans, but the padded pool used to recuperate them remains, a thoughtful placeholder should they need to return.

What the Fukushima and BP Disasters Remind Us About Our Failure to Communicate

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

If we really want accurate information and danger assessments during a health-threatening crisis, we must demand that government officials refrain from protecting us from the bad news.

Ship That Caused Major Disaster To Be Used For Scrap

Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

More than 20 years later, a ship best known for causing an environmental catastrophe is finally being put to rest. The Exxon Valdez, which spille...

European Bankers Hire Ex-BP, Lehman PR Man To Boost Image

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business

By Tom Bergin LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - Europe's bankers have hired the man responsible for leading oil giant BP's public relation...

BP Wins Ruling To Keep Old Accidents Out Of Gulf Spill Trial

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green

* Evidence of Texas, Alaska incidents excluded * Judge: Older cases too dissimilar from Gulf spill * Feb. 27 trial expec...

Don't Believe the (BP) Hype!

Ivan T. Thornton | Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices
Ivan T. Thornton

Notice the increase in BP commercials on television lately? While several of the points in the commercials regarding the effectiveness of BP's response are true, allow for me to provide some balance to their story. Not everyone has enjoyed the successful resolution the company portrays.

Prosecutors Reportedly Preparing Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill

Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

Federal prosecutors are preparing the first criminal charges against BP in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst of its kind...

WATCH: Oil Giant BP In Sticky Situation With Art World

Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

BP, the oil mega power infamously known for the disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, is continuing their controversial funding of several B...

Best of TEDTalks 2011, #13: Addicted to Risk

Naomi Klein | Posted 12.08.2011 | Technology
Naomi Klein

As a culture we have been far too willing to gamble with things that are precious and irreplaceable.2011-12-08-kleinienijfiejffefe.jpg

Naomi Klein On The Addiction To Risk

Posted 12.08.2011 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...

Scientist Wins Award For Helping Gulf With Crucial Calculation

AOL Government | By Partnership for Public Service | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Paul Hsieh provided critical scientific information that proved to be a turning point in ending the worst oil spill in our nation's history....

One Year Later, Congressional Action Long Overdue

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

The only way to ensure we won't forever condemn future generations to cleaning up our messes is to stop making them in the first place. That means ensuring drilling companies are responsible for fixing their mistakes.

BP Oil Spill: It Could Happen Again

Tyson Slocum | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Tyson Slocum

Until regulators are given the authority and resources they need to ensure the safety of deepwater drilling and oil companies invest their profits into technology that will stop an oil spill, it isn't prudent to move forward on deepwater drilling.

A Plea for Presidential Leadership on Sustainable Energy

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

When President Obama ran for President, it seemed to me that he really understood the need to transition our economy from fossil fuels to renewable en...