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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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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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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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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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Scientists Deeply Concerned About BP Disaster Long Term Impact

Dahr Jamail August 2nd, 2010 | Inter Press Service GULFPORT, United States – Contrary to recent media reports of a quick recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists and biologists are “deeply concerned” about impacts that will likely span “several decades.” “My … Continue reading

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Gulf Loop Current Stalls from BP Oil Disaster

Global Consequences if Current Fails to Reorganize Oceanographic satellite data now shows that as of July 28, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill disaster. This according to Dr. … Continue reading

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