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BP Gets an Anniversary Gift From the Obama Administration

Richard Schiffman | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

The company whose negligence was responsible for the worst marine oil-spill in history won 43 new leases in the Gulf, which is still fouled by million of gallons of unrecovered crude.

BP Lake Michigan Oil Spill: Did Tar Sands Spill Into the Great Lake?

Steve Horn | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With a drinking water source for seven million people at stake, this "tar sands name game" is one with high stakes indeed.

Government Declares BP a 'Responsible' Contractor: Workers and Taxpayers Beware

Rena Steinzor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Rena Steinzor

How long should BP have remained on probation, barred from doing business until the American workers and taxpayers have some confidence it has really changed? How about the same time period during which it insulted our trust -- at a minimum.

Famous British Museum Faces Heat For Their Controversial Involvement With BP

ARTINFO | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
ARTINFO

Tate is once again under fire for its involvement with BP. Fifteen Tate Members have sent a letter to the Tate Members Council, chaired by broadcaster...

Ranking the Climate Culprits

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Groundbreaking, independent new research -- 8 years in the making -- is shining fresh light on the biggest climate culprits in the world, and quantifying exactly how much of the climate change pie belongs to whom.

Tell BP to Drop Dudley

Brian Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Brian Young

They must pay their debt to society -- and they cannot be let off the hook simply because they have the resources to run a PR campaign on their own behalf.

No Surprises: BP Tries to Back Out of Their Responsibilities in the Gulf

Brian Young | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Brian Young

Two years after the spill, BP entered a comprehensive, multibillion-dollar settlement to compensate those affected by the disaster. In an unprecedented move, BP is now objecting to its own settlement.

Interview With 2013 Acker Award Winner for Fiction, Rami Shamir

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.

BP Responds To Damning Charges

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business

Aug 5 (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Monday it would "vigorously defend" itself against allegations from U.S. regulators that its traders manipulated na...

Sorry, BP, It Isn't That Easy Being Green (Updated)

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

For BP to claim that it's environmentally-friendly because it paid $23 billion in a government settlement is like a mass murderer accepting a plea bargain for 50 years in prison rather than life without parole, and then claiming this shows he supports federal housing.

EPA Sends a Message With BP Suspension

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

It will be interesting to see how long the suspension remains in place. The last time the EPA took steps to exclude BP from federal contracting -- back in 2009 -- the agency backed off due to pressure from the Pentagon.

BP's $4.5 Billion Dollar Fine -- Too Little, Too Late

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

For those who have lost their lives or their livelihoods -- and for the ecosystems like coastal marshes and fish spawning grounds that may never come back -- the cost is already beyond recovery.

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...