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British Petroleum Oil Spill

Fisherman Calls BS On BP's Commercials

Posted 02.28.2013 | Green

The destruction on the Gulf Coast from the 2010 BP oil spill put thousands out of work. With a civil trial underway to determine BP's liability, Louis...

Why BP Isn't a Criminal

Robert Reich | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Can we please get a grip? The only sentient beings in a corporation are the people who run them or work for them. When it comes to criminality, they're the ones who should be punished.

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 ...

BP Benefits From Settlement Already

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

* BP reaches $7.8 bln deal with individuals, businesses * Shares up 1.6 pct * Analysts forecast rise above 5 percent ...

Arctic Drilling: Lessons Learned From the Deepwater Horizon Spill

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

Government must ensure strong prevention, containment and response measures that are on site and ready to go given the Arctic's remote and extreme conditions.

Court's Decision to Overturn the Drilling Moratorium Was Just Plain Wrong

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

I hope the Obama administration's appeal on the Court's overturned drilling moratorium is in front of a judge without ties to the oil industry who understands how to interpret the law accurately and fairly.

Conservative Superheroes: The New Dynamic Duo

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

What issues will be important to the new Republican brand? Though the jury may still be out on that question, the Party is at least providing hints as to what direction they're leaning.

Whose Bank to Kick: A Tale of Two Tragedies

Ray Brescia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Brescia

The tragedy in the Gulf will devastate communities, and its impact will touch every American. The financial crisis is no different. Yet we have taken two very different approaches to these disasters.

The Shrimp Has Hit the Fan

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Lots of folks are dissecting Obama's Oval Office speech and delivering diatribes on what's right and wrong with him and the oil world. So I figured I might as well join the fracas since it's the thing to do.

Ancient Oceans

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Koehler

A prayer for forgiveness, a vow to buy locally, bike more and live with greater eco-awareness goes only halfway into the problem. As long as BP chooses not to pray for forgiveness as well, little will change.

New Decade Defined by New Crisis

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Giles Slade

Obama recommends establishing an escrow account for BP's assets in order to guarantee the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill cleanup is financed properly. America is listening. Will BP?

Obama's "Fireside Chat" (FDR or Jimmy Carter?)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's talk tonight was dominated by a technocratic laundry list of actions he plans to take. We've heard it all before. Obama should have made it clear tonight that the coddling of BP is over.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

One blowing oil well is more real and compelling than all of the lies and noise the right has generated in the last 17 months put together.

Jason Linkins

Oil Spill Media Access: BP Officials Continue To Block Reporters (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Despite the fact that National Incident Commander Thad Allen and BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles have publicly stipulated that the media is to...

Jason Linkins

America's Reporters Touch Some Oil: The Mediagasm | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anytime there is some massive, unfolding disaster in the world, you can usually count on America's reporters getting dressed down and venturing forth ...

Jason Linkins

ABC Reporter Hassled By BP: Days After Thad Allen Directed Open Access, Media Clampdown Continues | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While reporters in the Gulf of Mexico may want to do more to protect themselves from the risks involved in touching and swimming around in the oil, the larger battle they are fighting as they cover the oil spill crisis is one of access.

Jason Linkins

Chamber Of Commerce Says Taxpayers Should Help Pay For BP Spill Cleanup; GOP Leader Agrees, Then Recants | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce typically doesn't put itself out there as a big fan of socialism. But that all changes when we're talking about risk and liability. In those cases, they love socialism to death!

Jason Linkins

BP's Prophetic 1999 Advertisement [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: Hi, I am hilariously wrong, the ad is a fake! Enthusiasm outpaced the better angels of discernment. Everyone should go back to having an infin...

'Obama's Katrina?' Offensive and Outlandish

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

"Obama's Katrina?" Stop the madness. Stop making the comparison and stop allowing such intellectually dishonest drivel to go forth unchecked.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Oil Spill Emotions: The Mediagasm (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you've spent any time at all watching the heroes of cable news grapple with the ongoing oil spill crisis, it should be pretty clear that what they ...

Industries Profiting From The BP Spill

The Big Money | Caitlin McDevitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The old saying "Where there's muck, there's brass" is especially true these days. The massive mess from the BP (BP) oil spill has turned into an oppor...

Jason Linkins

This Day In Deepwater Horizon Spill Rate Estimates | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We have now entered the post-robot shears and preliminary containment cap era, so let's get the latest from Admiral Thad Allen, who was questioned on the matter by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Oil Spill Response: Do Americans Want Him To Show More Emotion? No, They Do Not | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Unless you're comatose or have found another pleasant way of avoiding the subject, you're probably aware that for the past week or so the political media has been blissing out to a pointless discussion of whether or not President Barack Obama has shown sufficient emotion over the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Is it possible to know what actual humans think about the notion that the oil spill needs to be confronted with lots of feelings?

Jason Linkins

BP Media Clampdown: No Photos Of Dead Animals, Please | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When we last left reporter Mac McClelland, she was in the Gulf Coast region, caught up in the surreal tangle of media roadblocks that were being erected by British Petroleum to keep reporters at bay. How have things done since then?

Jason Linkins

Oil Spill Response: If Relief Well Drilling Is Only Guaranteed Option, Why Not Make It Mandatory? [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

My layman's read of the ongoing Top Kill/Hot Tap/Top Hat/Hat Kill/Top Tap Kill efforts is that these are mainly hoped-for quick fixes, intended to all...