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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…

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Enviro News Wrap: Apple’s Underworld; Plastic Bits Everywhere; Undermining the Endangered Species Act, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Apple is one of today’s most popular brands. Unfortunately, Apple’s environmental and human rights record sucks. And for the meat eaters in our society, here is some info that might make you think again about eating cheap meat. Is there any organization in the USA that…

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Enviro News Wrap: Our Energy Future – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Gulf oil spill has degraded our environment and hurt our people, now Transocean, BP and Halliburton get to duke it out to get as much blame displaced as possible. BP is claiming that Halliburton withheld and erased incriminating information. Chevron has its own disastrous oil spill right…

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Circle of Blame: Oil Industry Executives Shift Blame in Congressional Testimony

Congress today heard testimony from executives of the three companies involved in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico and the ruptured well-head gushing oil even now, weeks later, at the bottom of 5000 feet of ocean. The event unfolds in slow motion before our eyes, in quiet desperation, we watch as oil spreads…

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