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British Petroleum Oil Spill

BP Wants Money Back From Oil Spill Claims

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP wants a federal judge to order restitution — plus interest — of what it says are hundreds of millions of dollars in overpa...

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 ...

BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Damaging Oil Spill Evidence

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

NEW ORLEANS — BP in a high-stakes court filing on Monday accused Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement slu...

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.

BP Stock Back Up Despite Talk Of Suspending Dividend

AP | By ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Feds Let BP Avoid Filing Blowout Plan For Gulf Oil Rig

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and RICHARD T. PIENCIAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Petrochemical giant BP didn't file a plan to specifically handle a major oil spill from an uncontrolled blowout at its Deepwater H...

BP Could Face Billions In Oil-Spill Costs

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The oil spill spreading across the Gulf of Mexico has drained $32 billion from BP's stock market value. Lawsuits, fines, cleanup and repu...

BP Offers Gas Stations At Least $50 Million To Compensate For Loss

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — Gas could become cheaper at some BP pumps after the oil company agreed to measures meant to help distributors and station owners offse...

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.