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The Regulation Crisis: James Surowiecki

newyorker.com | James Surowiecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

These failures weren't accidents. They were the all too predictable result of the deregulationary fervor that has gripped Washington in recent years, ...

BP's Worst Case Scenario

nytimes.com | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This outcome might seem far-fetched right now. But on Wall Street bankers have already coined a term for it: "the Texaco scenario." In 1987, Texaco...

The BP Disaster Continues Despite the Cheerful Happy Talk

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

The press, government officials and BP pitchmen are insulting our intelligence by suggesting that the oil has vanished and there's nothing to worry about. They can whistle away the crisis as much as they want, but we'd all do well to stay on top of this.

The Crime of the Century: What BP and the US Government Don't Want You to Know, Part I

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

To judge from most media coverage, the beaches are open, the fishing restrictions being lifted and the Gulf resorts open for business in a safe environment. We spent the last few weeks along the Gulf coast, and the reality is distinctly different.

Tony Hayward, BP Chief, To Address Investors As Pressure Increases For Him To Resign

bloomberg.com | Brian Swint | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 3 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward will address investors tomorrow as his handling of the worst oil spill in U.S. histo...

Dan Froomkin

Limited Test Finds Dispersant Not Adding Toxicity To Oil, But Questions Remain

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The combination of oil and dispersants is no more toxic to sea life than oil alone, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday after conduct...

Step One to Hold Big Oil Accountable

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

While the legislation we will vote on today does not address the larger issue of why we are drilling further offshore and deeper than ever before, it does take some real steps to prevent future oil spills -- both on land and offshore.

Protecting Cleanup Workers Should Always Be the Number One Priority

Roxanne Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roxanne Conlin

It is hard to trust those who are reassuring Gulf oil spill workers and the rest of us when, in past disasters, thousands have been harmed despite similar assurances. How about safety first? How about precautions now instead of treatment later?

Tony Hayward and Those CEO Myths

David Bolchover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Bolchover

We need to draw broader lessons from the Tony Hayward saga. The myth of CEO omnipotence and its twin misconception, the myth of rare executive talent, cost us dear and must be challenged vigorously and urgently.

How Now, Brand BP?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Can BP's brand survive this spectacular fall? Or is our sense of betrayal so great that we can never forgive? I came up with a few options that Bob Dudley, the new head of BP, might be contemplating.

BP's Hayward Replaced by Dudley -- Given New Job in Russia

Anita Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anita Thompson

Interesting to be up at midnight to see CNN International journalists reading the Press Release that Tony Hayward will be axed from BP, well, sort of-...

Oil Spill: The Ripple Effects

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicky Collins

I finally got to the Gulf coast to work on a story about the oil spill for PBS NewsHour. I didn't see any oil, but what I did witness was a a boatload of fear.

Feinberg: BP Is Stalling Payments To Victims

CNBC | Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

British energy giant BP is holding up payments to economic victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of a $20 billion c...

BP Alleged Involvement in Lockerbie Terrorist Release Accelerates

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Ross

BP, facing mounting claims that it is not handling damage payments for the oil spill, is likely to face significant wrath from the Senate and the White House if the controversy over their involvement in Megrahi's release intensifies.

BP Sucks!

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Greg Selkoe

I have a new post coming but in the meantime...If you hate BP never fear there is a great way to express your rage! Check out this Tshirt I designed...

Vampire Blues: Suckin' Blood From the Earth

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

When Neil Young recorded the anti-Big Oil "Vampire Blues" for his brilliant album On the Beach in the mid-1970's, who could have known that the song would end up even more relevant a quarter century later?

Former BP Exec Sets Her Sights on Algae as the Fuel of the Future

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

CJ Warner was at the top of her game when she saw the writing on the wall. Twenty years into a glass-ceiling-busting career at BP, she had become one of the highest ranking executives in the oil industry.

Bloomberg News Refuses to Correct Blatantly False Drilling Ban Story

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Nelson

Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the answer is no. On Thursday I documented a blatantly false Bloomberg news story designed to mislead readers ab...

Looking Beyond the BP Oil Spill

Joan Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan Williams

Women don't run oil rigs -- or oil companies. In fact, women hold fewer than x jobs on oil rigs. We are strong enough to fight wars and clean floors, so why aren't we in the Gulf in bigger numbers?

Big Oil, Big Money

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

In this election, we have a choice.  There's a clear difference between how Dan Lungren and I view our responsibilities as leaders, Americans, and ...

Teaching Kids (and the Rest of Us) About the Oil Spill

Jenn Sturiale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenn Sturiale

I spied a disposable water bottle nearby, and it struck me: what better, more direct way to teach kids-- and adults, for that matter-- about how we've gotten ourselves into this mess in the first place?

When Art and Activism Spill Over in Nashville: "Head for the Hills"

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Molly Secours

That a great song was written in Music City, USA is certainly no news flash but it doesn't begin and end there. Griffin House has written a rather powerful song called "Head for the Hills" about the recent Nashville floods and the oil spill in Louisiana.

BP Puts Oil Leak Cost At $450 Million

Yahoo! News | 1 Hr 31 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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Haiti Rebuild: How BP Can Drill Back Respect and Save Lives

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

In the information age the oil spill has drowned Haiti out of the news cycle. It is time for BP to make amends and win back the respect of the global community. They can do it with an eight-word press release: "BP will build every water well in Haiti."

How BP Used Political Muscle To Fend Off Regulators And Influence Corporate Neglect Investigations: Newsweek

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff and Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How British oil giant BP used all the political muscle money can buy to fend off regulators and influence investigations into corporate neglect....