Greg Palast, Eco Watch, 20 Apr 2012
Two years before the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP off-shore rig suffered a nearly identical blow-out, but BP concealed the first one from the U.S. regulators and Congress.
By Brian Swint, Bloomberg.com, Dec 16, 2010
Big Oil Sells Assets at Record Pace as China Inflates Prices
The world’s largest oil companies sold assets at a record pace this year, finding buyers at higher prices as China and other emerging economies vie for reserves.
By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY, Houston Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2010
Fines of up to $4,300 a barrel, cleanup costs, other damages sought
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday sued BP and eight other companies in legal action that could force the firms to pay tens of billions of dollars in fines, cleanup costs and economic damages related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Seth Borenstein, Washington— The Associated Press, Nov. 12, 2010
Scientists say they have for the first time tracked how certain nontoxic elements of oil from the BP spill quickly became dinner for plankton, entering the food web in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Kari Lydersen and David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, August 6, 2010
MARSHALL, MICH. -- In the Summer of the Spill, history is already repeating itself, this time in Michigan.
Bill Walker, Alaska Dispatch, July 16, 2010
It is being widely reported that various companies are considering acquiring BP.
By Kelly Cryderman, Calgary Herald, July 14, 2010
Fernie-area residents are taking to the streets Wednesday to protest BP’s drilling of a test coal bed methane well leading to a potentially larger project they say could ruin the natural landscape and wildlife corridor.
The Associated Press, NOLA.com, July 14, 2010
BP froze activity on two key projects Wednesday meant to choke off the flow of oil billowing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico after days of moving confidently toward controlling the crisis.
By BRETT CLANTON, Houston Chronicle, July 2, 2010
Gulf Coast native takes over cleanup effort
BP could plug its gushing Gulf oil well by the end of July, ahead of a projected target of August, if weather conditions permit and the drilling of relief wells keeps going smoothly, the newly appointed executive in charge of the company's response said Friday.
Naomi Klein, The Guardian, June 19, 2010
The Deepwater Horizon disaster is not just an industrial accident – it is a violent wound inflicted on the Earth itself. In this special report from the Gulf coast, a leading author and activist shows how it lays bare the hubris at the heart of capitalism
Environment News Service, June 18, 2010
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (ENS) - The amount of oil spewing from the broken BP wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico is likely 35,000 barrels per day, National Incident Commander U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said today, based on a new estimate from the Flow Rate Technical Group. He said BP's containment system captured about 25,000 barrels yesterday, the largest daily amount collected since the well was partly capped earlier this month.
by Ray Grigg, Shades of Green, June 19, 2010
Look deeply into the oil-soaked waters of the Gulf of Mexico to get a clear insight into the corporate reality that entangles our economic system and threatens our environmental security.
By Robert Reich, Christian Science Monitor, May 17, 2010
Oil giant BP has been making public statements about its corporate social responsibility for as many years as it’s behaved irresponsibly.
Terence Corcoran, National Post, 4 May 2010
By some merciful force or just good luck, the giant BP oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday remained the greatest environmental disaster that hasn’t happened.