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Crimes Against Nature: BP Pays Small Price for the Deepwater Disaster

OnEarth | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By David Gessner, OnEarth "I hear comments that large oil companies are greedy companies, or don't care, but that is not the case in BP. We care about...

BP Replaces Tony Hayward with Startled Deer

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"Clearly he's a little rough around the edges," said BP board chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg. "But he still did better than Tony."

Blunder Bosses at BP

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

The departure of BP's CEO, Tony Hayward, is hardly surprising and long overdue. Its new Chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, is likely headed for a pink slip. But their blunders were not just about the catastrophe in the Gulf.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Tough to say who needs remedial PR training more, BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, who this week referred to those affected by the Gulf catastrophe as "the small people" or Texas Rep. Joe Barton who used a high-profile hearing on the Hill to apologize to BP and accuse the White House of subjecting the company to "a shakedown." Svanberg quickly went into contrition mode, blaming his tone-deaf remark on a "slip in translation" (he's Swedish). Under pressure, Barton, who owns a natural gas well and has received nearly $1.5 million from oil and gas industry donors, apologized for his apology, saying: "If anything I've said this morning has been misconstrued... I want to apologize for that misconstruction." He should apologize for that sentence. Then, as penance, both men should translate their regret into reparations, contributing a big amount to "the small people" devastated by the disaster.

As Tony Hayward Exits, Bloggers Excitedly Make Same Joke

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

This afternoon, news came that BP chief executive Tony Hayward "is being relieved of day-to-day responsibility for managing the Gulf of Mexico oil spi...

Day After Congressional Grilling, Hayward REMOVED From Spill Operations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has unceremoniously announced that CEO Tony Hayward will no longer be managing the day-to-day operations of the Gulf ...

20 Thoughts on 20 Billion Bucks

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The oil-company spill-containment plans must be working better than we thought -- there hasn't been a single dead walrus washed ashore yet.

BP CEO Tony Hayward Goes To Capitol Hill, Gets Pilloried By Congress: 'Shame On You' (VIDEO)

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Channeling the nation's anger, lawmakers pilloried BP's boss in a withering day of judgment Thursday for the oil company at the cen...

BP Chairman's Unfortunate Choice of Words: Once Again the Media Fanned Hysteria Over Absolutely Nothing

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I am not a fan of BP, and the oil company deserves the heap of criticism tossed its way, but I believe the media has once again behaved outrageously.

BP Cares About 'Small People': The Obligatory Image (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

After meeting with Obama at the White House, BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said that the oil company cares about "small people." It's possible the ...

BP: 'Small People' Matter To Us, Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg Says (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg gave a press conference after BP's four hour meeting with Obama at the White House. During his statement, he disputed...

Obama Gets BP To Agree To $20 Billion Escrow Account For Victims

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior administration officials tell The Associated Press that BP has agreed to finance a $20 billion fund to pay the claims of pe...

Obama, Cameron's BP Oil Spill Phone Call: President Tells Britain No Hard Feelings Over Spill

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LONDON — President Barack Obama reassured Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday that his frustration over the mammoth oil spill in the Gulf o...

BP Is 'Big And Important': BP Chairman Strikes Out At Critics, CEO Scolds Photographer At Oil Spill Site (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman of BP, has struck out at critics of his company's response to the Gulf oil spill and told The Financial Times that ...