Monthly Archives: August 2010

Scientists skeptical about BP oil plumes ‘vanishing’ from Gulf

Medical Muckraker Non-government scientists are expressing skepticism about reports that BP’s huge mixed plumes of oil and oil-dispersant chemicals have vanished from the Gulf, the ProPublica‘s Marian Wang reported Tuesday. Wang’s compilation of quotes from media reports: “These are just … Continue reading

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BP Makes First Deposit to Oil Spill Compensation Fund

News Inferno BP has finally made an initial $3 billion deposit to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill compensation fund. The company said it would make an additional $2 billion deposit in the fourth quarter. According to a report in … Continue reading

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Simmons, BP Critic, energy investment banker, dies in Maine

ROCKLAND, Maine — Matthew Simmons, an energy investment banker who espoused the peak oil theory and became an advocate for alternative energy, has died at his North Haven island home, officials said Monday. He was 67. The founder of Houston-based … Continue reading

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America’s Gulf: A Toxic Crime Scene

by Stephen Lendman at the Dissident Voice On August 4, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a Department of Commerce agency, reported that: The vast majority of the oil from the BP oil spill has either evaporated or been … Continue reading

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Attorney Mike Papantonio Says BP is a Criminal, Sociopathic and Predatory Corporation

As of July 28, BP has yet to deposit any money in the oil spill compensation fund and Feinberg has stated that he could not begin making payments to businesses and individuals until BP makes a deposit. Kathleen Wells, JD  … Continue reading

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BP Leaves Many Damage Claims Waiting in Limbo

Update: Several hours after this report was published, BP sent out a press release acknowledging that decisions on “several thousand claims” will be deferred until independent administrator Kenneth Feinberg takes over the compensation system. Here is our story [7] about … Continue reading

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Many In Gulf On Road To Uncertain Compensation

“Feinberg says those further down the food chain who are not happy with his offer can try their luck in court. But I don’t think they’re going to win,” he says. “I think they’re on a fool’s mission.” Why do … Continue reading

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