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BP Makes High-Stakes Oil Spill Accusation Against Halliburton

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business

NEW ORLEANS — BP in a high-stakes court filing is accusing Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement slurry th...

BP Faces More Oil Spill Citations

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violation...

Halliburton Benefits From Drilling Projects In North America

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A five-month slump in oil prices hasn't spooked the petroleum industry so far. Halliburton Co., a major provider of oil industry ser...

Offshore Safety Chief Pushes For Stiffer Fines

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The head of the offshore drilling safety agency is telling Congress current fines for offshore violations need to be much stiffer. Mich...

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

Final Government Report on BP Blowout Cites "Poor Risk Management

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Today, the Joint Investigation Team issued its final report on it's investigation of BP's Macondo Well Blowout and subsequent oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010.

A Rick Perry Presidency? Get Ready for the Next Gas Spike

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Most worrisome about a Rick Perry presidency for those of us who don't live in Texas and are not engaged in the oil business is the prospect of staggeringly higher gasoline prices, and the impact that would have on the nation's economy.

Windfalls of war: Ex-Halliburton subsidiary KBR, the government's concierge

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Sharon Weinberger, iWatch NewsThe rush to war in the months following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 created an urgency in the Pentagon, not just ...

Halliburton Executive Drinks Fracking Fluid

AP | By CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green

DENVER -- An energy company executive's sip of fracking fluid at an industry conference this month has been called a demonstration by some and a stunt...

Federal Fracking Response Could Be Years Away

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Evan Bush, iWatch News 6:00 am, August 18, 2011A liquid concoction, often laced with toxic chemicals, is a central villain in the controvers...

HuffPost Review: The Whistleblower

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a true story, The Whistleblower is dark, grim and harrowing. It tells the tale of Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a Nebraska cop looking to make some big dough so she can afford to follow her children.

Halliburton Profit Jumps Amid U.S. Drilling Boom

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Halliburton Co (HAL.N), the world's second-largest oilfield services company, reported a forecast-topping 54 percent jump in quarterly profit on M...

Woman Testifies In KBR Rape Case: I Was 'Scared To Death'

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

HOUSTON — A Texas woman tearfully told jurors Monday that she was "scared to death" and held against her will by her employer after being drugge...

Who Really Controls Iraq's Oil Industry?

NY Times | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

MOSCOW — When Iraq auctioned rights to rebuild and expand its oil industry two years ago, the Russian company Lukoil won a hefty portion — a field...

Supreme Court: Halliburton Lawsuit Can Proceed

AP | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Halliburton Co. shareholders can pursue a class-action lawsuit claiming the oil services compan...

What About...?

Carolita Johnson | Posted 07.30.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


In New Film, Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persists

Robert Redford | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

In a powerful new documentary, Stories from the Gulf, residents make it clear they are still suffering the aftermath of the largest oil spill in U.S. history. We must not minimize their struggle or sense of loss, which persists to this day.

Class Warfare III -- Losing Your Right to Fight Back

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Beinhart

Litigation seems to be a particularly American disease. Why? We don't believe in collective responsibility and collective solutions.

WATCH: HuffPost's Marcus Baram Discusses Corporations Doing Business In Libya On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Huffington Post Reporter Marcus Baram appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday to discuss U.S. corporations that have had business dealings in Libya. Baram recen...

Balancing the Budget, Looking for Simple Answers

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

To cut costs you need to trim the big ticket items. Unfortunately, serious discussions about the budget and dramatic actions aren't going to raise re-election coffers or make politicians popular.

No, BP Won't Make it Right

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The mounting evidence is that the Gulf Oil disaster will cost far more than originally estimated, and that BP is desperately seeking to avoid paying its share of the bill through whatever legal loopholes available.

Familiar Recipe Cooking Once Again

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We've tasted this recipe before. A crisis is created. Panic is fomented by politicians, pundits, media, business and others. "Something must be don...

Gasland Attack Group 'Energy In Depth' Funded By Major Oil and Gas Interests

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Perhaps Energy In Depth thinks it might lose credibility with the media and the public if it revealed such key support from notoriously reckless companies. Perhaps it should.

To Halliburton or Not to Halliburton

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

While the mere mention of Halliburton may provoke a lot of ranting, we really need to see why it's so successful. The reason is pretty simple: We're just not moving fast enough towards other sources of energy.

No More Ritalin and Reality TV for Our ADD Nation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

American's short attention span hops from critical issues to trivialities with the delicate ease of an Olympic gymnast. Our tendency to be drawn into...