Quantcast

BP: Crime and Punishment

It appears that justice may be catching up to BP in the wake of the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of at least 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have been spilled making it the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history. The company is being accused of lying about the extent…

Read More→

Musing of a Malcontent: Russia to the World: Your Oil Spills Are Like Baby Crying for its Mother.

In a recent interview for Field & Crude, Mother Russia decided to show us all how it’s done when it comes to destroying the environment. “If you’re going to do it – do it big,” bragged Mother Russia from its exclusive estate in the Upper Volta. “You are all embarrassment to the world. You make me sick. The Gulf. The…

Read More→

A BP Christmas: Is That an Oil Slick in my Stocking?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash I think I’m going to vomit. Just saw the new BP Gulf States ad. The theme? The Best Tourist Season EVER for a long time in the Gulf States! Brought to you by BP.

Oil burning in the Gulf near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster

The BP Deepwater Horizon Report: Blame Petroleum

Earlier this month, after a four-month long internal investigation, BP released its findings as to the cause of the worst oil spill in US history, with the conclusion that: The team did not identify any single action or inaction that caused this accident. Rather, a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team…

Read More→

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: The BP Oil Spill – Who’s in Charge?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) President Barack Obama is in Louisiana today, and BP is saying it will know in 48 hours if its attempt to “top kill” the leaking oil well in the Gulf Coast by pouring mud and cement over it has worked. If the scramble to stop the leak has ended, the slog…

Read More→

Offshore Oil is an Avoidable Tragedy

The catastrophic explosion in the Gulf gives us reason to re-evaluate offshore oil’s place in a 21st century energy economy. The explosion killed eleven workers and caused a massive oil spill that has shut down one of the most fertile fishing grounds in the US. The oil spewing from the well is hitting coastlines and is a serious threat to wildlife, marine habitats, livelihoods and human health. As much as…

Read More→