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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.

America's Weakening Thirst for Oil Is Houston's Growing Problem

James Turner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
James Turner

Oil companies have a secret. Or rather, there's a crucial fact that they'd prefer you didn't know. Right now it's taken as gospel that America needs increasing amounts of oil, and that drilling here in the U.S. will help provide it.

BP: Still Leaking (Updated)

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

As if British Petroleum didn't have enough trouble with its Gulf Coast damage settlement, Norwegian authorities are investigating a "substantial" oil and gas leak off the coast of Norway.

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 ...

Bad News for Pipelines, Good News for Rail

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.09.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

Though in terms of volume, pipeline transportation has proved its merit, the move by BP in the Bakken formation suggests rail transit remains a viable option for the industry.

Olympics: Britain Mobilizes 20,000 Armed Personnel in Country's Largest Security Operation Since WWII

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Democracy Now!

Britain has launched its largest peacetime security operation ever for the Summer Olympics. Nearly 20,000 armed personnel are now providing security -- almost double the number of British troops currently serving in Afghanistan.

Not Enough News in The Newsroom

Brian Rooney | Posted 08.25.2012 | TV
Brian Rooney

They make cruel but funny jokes about the latest dead celebrity. And they are not sentimental because they've heard and seen too much. Unlike in The Newsroom, the job they do is not accompanied by a gauzy sound track of emotional music. They want the truth.

BP Fines Could Create Thousands Of New Jobs In The Gulf States

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

As Congress weighs whether to send billions of dollars in oil-spill compensation to the Gulf region for restoration, a new study suggests that tens of...

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 ...

Michael Klare's The Race for What's Left

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Is it possible to cope with the immense dangers posed by the rapid consumption of the world's resources? In The Race for What's Left, Michael Klare claims that it is -- but only through a significant change in behavior.

Sam Stein

BP's Influence Peddling Bears Fruit In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

As millions of barrels of oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, Democratic lawmakers began asking the question: what was the proper...

In The Public Interest : Will BP's Misdeeds Be Further Subsidized by Taxpayers?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The public should watch whether a potential settlement with BP includes these hidden tax subsidies. Any settlement amount will be substantially less than the headlines proclaim, unless the settlement prohibits a tax deduction.

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...

Multibillion Dollar BP Deal Collapses

Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

HONG KONG/LONDON Nov 6 (Reuters) - BP's plan to sell a stake in its South American unit for $7 billion (4 billion pounds) has collapsed, potential...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Liability Laws Remain Unchanged But BP Clears Hurdle For More Gulf Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Obama administration is set to allow BP to resume exploratory drilling in the Gulf of Mexico roughly a year-and-a-half after th...

BP's Bad Timing

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

If you were BP, wouldn't you wait for the right time to go back to the U.S. government to ask for more permits to drill? What would seem like a good time to do that?

Chevron Posts Big Profit With Help Of High Gas Prices

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Matt Daily) - Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil company, reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit on Friday, beating Wall ...

BP's Profit Plummets As Company Struggles To Lift Production

AP | Robert Barr | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

LONDON (AP) -- BP PLC on Tuesday reported lower than expected earnings for the second quarter as it struggled to lift production in the wake of the Gu...

BP Seeks White House Emails Related To Oil Spill Response

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

NEW ORLEANS — A federal magistrate refused Wednesday to order the White House to provide BP PLC with emails by a former top adviser to President...

Former BP Chief Tony Hayward Under Fire

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. — Under questioning from the Justice Department and plaintiffs suing the oil giant he once ran, Tony Hayward fought off accusatio...

Gulf 'Dead Zone' This Year Predicted To Be Largest In History

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists predict this year's "dead zone" of low-oxygen water in the northern Gulf of Mexico will be the largest in history – ab...

What Effect Will More Corporate Ads and Interrupted Programming Really Have on PBS?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

At PBS's recent annual gathering it was announced that the number and frequency of promotions for corporate sponsors would increase during a few noted programs as an experiment.

Oil Spill Amnesia Endangers Our Nation's Coastlines

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Rep. Rush Holt

Legislation currently making its way through Congress would increase the likelihood of future oil spills by accelerating offshore drilling without proper safety and environmental reviews.

A Year Out: Deepwater Horizon Is Obama's Katrina

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Jason Anderson, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Gordon Jones (M-I SWACO), Blair Manuel (M-I SWACO),...

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.