Earlier this month, British Petroleum agreed to plead guilty
to 14 violations of law, including negligence causing death and the Clean Water Act. [more inside]
In the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Al Jazeera reports on large-scale deformities and mutations in the Gulf of Mexico seafood catch
One year after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster
in the Gulf of Mexico, a hydraulic fracturing operation in northern Pennsylvania experiences a blowout
resulting in the release of fracking liquids. The use and chemical content of fracking liquids is a point of contention
when debating what role natural gas will play in the future of energy.
The Gulf Between Us
. Stories of terror and beauty from the world's largest accidental offshore oil disaster.
Six months on, Terry Tempest Williams
gives us a trenchant report on the BP spill, for Orion magazine
Why a Progressive Presidency Is Impossible, for Now. And what we should do about it. (one-page link
The fire is out on the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. But since the rig sank last Thursday, Coast Guard officials believe about 13,000 gallons (7,400 bbl) of crude oil per day is coming out of the exploratory hole drilled by the rig, about 41 miles offshore from Plaquemines Parish, LA
. "An early suggestion that damage would be minimal because the fire was consuming most of the fuel 'does have the potential to change,' BP official David Rainey told the New York Times
." [more inside]
British Petroleum’s recent $200-million makeover into sunny-logoed bp
seems to respond to mounting concerns over pollution, global warming, and wars for oil. By advocating alternatives to the very product that has made it the world’s seventh-largest company, it also seems like economic suicide. In accordance with their environmental goals
, they've helped release bald eagles in Manhattan
and bring solar power to rural Tibet
, but many remain unconvinced
. Each bp ad ended with the same tagline: “It’s a start.” Is it?
BP made an incredible achievement.
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