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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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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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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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When Justice Is Blind[ed by Oil]

Project on Government Oversight Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones notes that the judge who struck down the moratorium on offshore drilling has owned stock in several companies that could be impacted by his decision: According to the most recently available … Continue reading

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