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BP’s Deepwater Horizon Trial Is Coming Up, And The Oil Giant Is Ready For Battle

Published on February 19, 2013 by in Home

  AP/Huffington Post LONDON (AP) — BP says it has failed to reach a settlement in advance of next week’s civil trial on the Deepwater Horizon accident and is ready to defend itself vigorously against allegations of gross negligence in the U.S.’s biggest environmental disaster. Rupert Bondy, the group’s general counsel, said in a statement

 
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BP barred from new US gov’t contracts, land leases

Published on November 29, 2012 by in Home

  The Obama administration put a stop to new federal contracts with BP on Wednesday, admonishing the British oil company for a “lack of business integrity” and also disqualifying it indefinitely from winning new leases to drill on taxpayer-owned lands.   By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press, Seattle Times   WASHINGTON —The Obama administration put a stop

 
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BP Will “Kill Again,” Former EPA Officials, Attorney Warn

Published on November 19, 2012 by in Home

  Without The Ecocide Act in place under the jurisdiction of The International Criminal Court, corporate criminals will continue to kill with impunity. Fines, however large, will not stop those with superior responsibility from placing profit before life on Earth. By Jason Leopold Truthout    Is a record $4.5 billion fine, guilty pleas to 14 charges and

 
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BP, Shell seal largest exploration deals in Nova Scotia

Published on November 17, 2012 by in Home

  Dawna Lee tweets, “Deepwater Horizon wasn’t enough a disaster? Just had Black Elk offshore explosion. What next?”   These represent the largest total bid amounts in response to a Call for Bids in Nova Scotia’s offshore area and for Atlantic Canada   Yadullah Hussain Financial Post    Fresh from pleading guilty to criminal misconduct

 
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BP to Admit Crimes and Pay $4.5 Billion in Gulf Settlement

Published on November 15, 2012 by in Home

 ”Brian Gilvary, BP’s chief financial officer, said in a conference call with analysts that the board weighed the balance between the settlement struck with the government and the prospect of a much wider criminal indictment that would have involved more people in the company. “A criminal indictment would have been a huge distraction,” he said.”

 
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Alaska to collect $255 mln for 2006 BP pipeline leaks

Published on November 9, 2012 by in Home

  By Yereth Rosen REUTERS  * Probe shows BP failed to adequately maintain pipelines * Feds blame cost-cutting mentality for incidents * Ruling ends state’s litigation against spills     ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. state of Alaska will collect $255 million related to BP Plc’s pipeline leaks and a resulting shutdown

 
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US downplayed effect of Deepwater oil spill on whales, emails reveal

Published on October 27, 2012 by in Home

  Documents obtained by Greenpeace show officials controlling information about wildlife affected by the disaster   Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk,     The images from the summer of 2010 were undoubtedly gruesome: the carcass of a young sperm whale, decayed and partially eaten by sharks, sighted at sea south of the Deepwater Horizon oil well.

 
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Oil sheen mysteriously appears off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

Published on October 5, 2012 by in Home

 Our hubris and greed can lead to ecological disaster for nature, especially when we know very little about the interrelationships involving biodiversity  and the web of life. Ignoring the fact that human health is intimately connected to the health of the planet, many assume that they can control nature. Not realizing that we are but

 
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Action: Help #WikiLeaks Liberate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiating Text

Published on August 20, 2012 by in Home

The internet is a powerful tool for fundamental justice and democracy. WikiLeaks is a threat because it threatens the secrecy that often makes democratic governments subservient to their corporate clients.   JustForeignPolicy   On September 6, negotiators will go to Leesburg, Virginia, for the latest round of secretive talks on the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement. This

 
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Report says offshore industry falls short on key safety monitoring

Published on July 24, 2012 by in Home

Jennifer A. Dlouhy FuelFix   WASHINGTON — After the lethal explosion at BP’s Texas City refinery that killed 15 workers in 2005, the oil industry boosted safety at industrial operations on land but never made the same improvements offshore, according to federal investigators meeting in Houston this week. The Chemical Safety Board is set to

 
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BP pulls back on offshore oil project in Alaska’s Arctic

Published on July 12, 2012 by in Home

Alaska Dispatch staff     It was supposed to help offset the declining oil flows of the trans-Alaska pipeline, pumping up to 40,000 barrels of crude near the Arctic shores of Alaska, but now BP’s plans to develop its Liberty field have run aground. Wesley Loy, of Petroleum News, reports that “BP is backing off its ambitious

 
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The Big Fix: Documentary Exposes BP, US Government on Gulf Disaster

Published on May 20, 2012 by in Home

By Jan Lundberg Culture Change   One of the world’s biggest environmental crimes has been more or less forgotten. This is part of our collective guilt as the world’s ecosystem continues its accelerated collapse. But the new documentary film The Big Fix takes a detailed, daring look at what happened in the Gulf of Mexico

 
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The equivalent of two BP Deepwater Horizon oil spills.

Published on May 17, 2012 by in Home

–Claiborne, Taren, Emma, Kaytee and the rest of us SomeOfUs   The equivalent of two BP Deepwater Horizon oil spills. That’s how much oil Shell has spilled in the Niger Delta over the past 50 years, according to some estimates. Shell has never seriously attempted to clean up the mess, leaving local people and wildlife

 
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Guilty Verdict Brought Down in Ecocide Trial of Tar Sands Execs

Published on May 6, 2012 by in Home

by Ray Grigg Pacific Free Press On September 30, 2011, a mock trial by judge and jury at the University of Colchester in England found two oil executives of Canada’s tar sands guilty of ecocide. The jury deliberated a mere 50 minutes before reaching its unanimous verdict. During the trial, the evidence supported the contention

 
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It’s not visible, but rig’s pollution is far from gone

Published on May 4, 2012 by in Home

Eric Ernst Herald-Tribune   The oil’s still out there. Maybe BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill has receded from the public consciousness. Maybe its 200 million gallons of crude no longer coat the feathers of seabirds, igniting calls for action. Maybe the beaches of five states are no longer blackened. But rest assured, the oil remains, in

 
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