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More massive tar mats from BP oil spill discovered on Louisiana beaches

Bob Marshall, The Lens (New Orleans), Dec 18, 2013

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was just a month old and BP’s crude oil was still gushing from the Gulf floor when state officials began to grasp the true scope of the insult to Louisiana’s coast: Beaches, estuaries and wetlands would be under assault for decades.

BP Covered Up Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill

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.

BP, Shell Sell Assets at Record $49 Billion Pace as China Inflates Prices

By Brian Swint,, 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.

Feds sue BP, other companies over oil spill

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.

Oil from BP spill moved faster than expected through Gulf's food web, study

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.

Oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River has echoes of Gulf of Mexico disaster

By Kari Lydersen and David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, August 6, 2010

Oil soaked Canada Goose in the Kalamazoo RiverMARSHALL, MICH. -- In the Summer of the Spill, history is already repeating itself, this time in Michigan.

Rumored BP sale raises concerns

Bill Walker, Alaska Dispatch, July 16, 2010

It is being widely reported that various companies are considering acquiring BP.

BP drilling of test methane well raises protest in Fernie

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.

BP freezes work on relief well and temporary cap for Gulf oil spill

The Associated Press,, 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.

Exec says BP could plug well by end of July

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.

Gulf oil spill: A hole in the world

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

Oil Spill: Flow Rate Estimate Higher, Containment Capacity Also Grows

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.

A Dose of Corporate Reality

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.

Why BP won't pay for full Gulf spill clean-up

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.

Why BP should pay spill’s full cost

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.

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