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Exclusive: Menendez Introducing Unlimited Cap On BP Damages | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is set to introduce on Tuesday afternoon a bill that would fully eliminate any cap on the amount of economic damages tha...

Not So Fast, Rand Paul!

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

In his victory speech, Rand Paul said, "We have come to take our government back." I'm here to say that you can't have it back.

Sam Stein

Gulf Oil Spill: Frustration Mounts As Congress Can't Even Get BP's Liability Cap Raised | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been more than three weeks since Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a proposal to raise the liability cap to $10 billion for oil companies in...

John Browne: Big Oil's Reluctant Gay Chieftan

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kaufman

At a time when work-place homophobia can seem almost anachronistically Mad Men-esque, the case of John Browne reminds us that LGBTs remain corner-office rarities.

Stop Calling It a Spill!

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

A spill is an accident. This is a not an accident. It's not a spill, it's a crime scene.

New BP Theme Park SuperPetrolFunland: The Oiliest Place on Earth!

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In an effort to restore its image after the explosion on its Deepwater Horizon rig last month, British Petroleum has unveiled plans to construct Super...

Financial Reform: "Too Small to Succeed"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

We need to understand that "regulatory capture" has become a way of life in Washington. The current reforms don't go nearly far enough.

Oil And Water, Unlike Corporations and Government, Don't Mix

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The Gulf can't wait for BP any longer. We, the People, can't wait for BP. BP should be shut down, seized, it's assets used in perpetuity for the damage that will continue to pour in for years to come.

Jason Linkins

BP Spins The Oil Spill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP had previously insisted that the total rate of the oil leak was 5,000 barrels a day. But after installing a siphon, how to account for the fact that oil is still visibly escaping from a hole in the sea?

From BP to BPMC: What We Should Learn from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster About PMSC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

What does the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have to do with the private military and security contracting industry? At first glance, nothing at all. But...

How Big Oil Always Wins

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

There is another case of oil pollution with over fifteen years of "experience" that might make us nervous about any attempt to hold BP accountable in the courts.

The Self-Destruction of the Republican Party

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

From a political standpoint, the Tea Party extremists are a godsend for Democratic politicians, since they offer up candidates like Rand Paul, who are the poster children for regressive, even racist, political ideologies.

And Carter Thought He Faced National Malaise

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

The U.S. seems to have already begun its own "lost decade." Unlike Japan, the U.S. is expending its precious resources on fighting two debilitating wars and maintaining a declining empire. If we're lucky we will be "lost" only for a decade.

EPA Officials Consider Blocking BP's U.S. Operations

ProPublica | Abrahm Lustgarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency are considering whether to bar BP from receiving government contracts, a move that would ultimately c...

Weekly Mulch: BP Oil Hits Louisiana--But How Far Away is the Next Disaster?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Oil has hit shore in Louisiana, and despite BP's best efforts to keep the media away, reporters can now touc...

Tony Hayward, BP CEO, Is A PR's Worst Nightmare

DailyFinance | Jonathan Berr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BP's (BP) CEO Tony Hayward is the type of executive who makes his public relations staff grab a fistful of antacid tablets (or perhaps a shot of whisk...

Friedman Asks: Where is the Plan? Maybe it's Waiting on the Outrage

Jamal Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamal Simmons

While we news junkies watch oil gush into the Gulf, the impact of the problem is still a bit remote for most citizens. Sadly, the visible destruction caused by this crisis is coming.

Transocean's Home Run

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Brauchli

Transocean Limited, the company that owned the rig that now rests on the bottom of the ocean, has gone to court to invoke the aid of the Shipowner's Liability Act of 1851. That Act, it hopes, limits the liability of a company in Transocean's position.

Eco Etiquette: Is The Gulf Oil Disaster Obama's Katrina?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm a South Park conserva...

Green News Report -- March 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADIO ...


Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

That's right, actually getting a solid estimate of the amount of poison that is currently geysering into the waters of the Gulf is not desirable, or even really that important.

Slippery Oil People

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kenneth Kales

We're all accountable for our oil consumption. Let's be clear that as consumers we share some responsibility.

BP Stands for Bad Petroleum

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

When you hear dueling public statements like what we've heard from the White House and BP, watch your wallets. You can safely assume BP's lawyers are already at work to ensure that the firm pays not a cent more than $75 million.

Enron, CDOs and BP - Outsourcing Due Diligence

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Liberson, PhD

Enron, Collateralized Debt Obligations, and BP. From my perspective the common link is that Congress abdicated its responsibilities for oversight to organizations and agencies that were hopelessly riddled with conflicts of interest.

Plug That Leak!

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The Gulf oil spill of 2010 is certain to change the oil industry forever -- but by how much? Oil company lobbyists are already busy working hard to mitigate future damage to their businesses by courting elected officials in response to this crisis.