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Why the United States Still Can't Get BP to Do What's Necessary

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

BP has legal duties to its creditors and stockholders. Its duties to the United States are still vague and unknown. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 can be interpreted in various ways. So far, the administration hasn't tried.

Singing Praises of Unsung Heroes: The Big One That Didn't Happen

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

The Kodiak, an Exxon tanker, lost power as it was leaving Prince William Sound. The reason it didn't end like the Exxon Valdez disaster 20 years ago is strong citizens' oversight.