Category Archives: Deepwater Horizon

BP Settlement Sells Out Victims – Buries Evidence of Oil Company’s Willful Negligence

By Greg Palast at Mudflats [Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Greg Palast led a four-continent investigation of BP PLC for Britain’s television series Dispatches. From 1989-91, Palast directed the investigation of fraud charges in the Exxon Valdez grounding for Alaska … Continue reading

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Furious Growth and Cost Cuts Led To BP Accidents Past and Present

A ProPublica and PBS FRONTLINE investigation. “The Spill [1],” a PBS FRONTLINE documentary drawn from this reporting, airs tonight. Check local listings. Jeanne Pascal turned on her TV April 21 to see a towering spindle of black smoke slithering into … Continue reading

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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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Suicide of spill worker prompts call for mental health aid

Greenspace LA Times After the suicide of a Gulf Coast fishing boat captain, Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) on Friday called on BP to fund efforts to address the “rising number of mental health problems” in the region caused by the … Continue reading

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Hell has come to South Louisiana

“There has been a BP cover-up from day one,” Story by Dahr Jamail Photography by Erika Blumenfeld Clint Guidry is a shrimper from Lafitte, Louisiana. As we sit together, he shows me a picture of his house with 18 inches … Continue reading

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Compensation in doubt for moratorium-impacted workers

New Orleans City Business The law partner of Ken Feinberg, the Obama administration’s special master for for adjudicating economic loss claims related to the BP oil spill, today said it’s unclear who will oversee a separate $100 million fund to … Continue reading

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BP — not U.S. governement — is measuring oil spill carcinogens

Bryant Furlow at Epinews BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the largest toxic pollution site in U.S. history, but federal agencies are not measuring carcinogen levels in the resulting oil slicks, employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and … Continue reading

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