Engineers had to completely uncap the broken oil well spewing into the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday after an undersea robot bumped into machinery being used to collect the spilled fuel. Hundreds of thousands of gallons more poured into the water as crews scrambled to replace a critical component.
A wonderfully tone-deaf ad from Spirit Airlines reminding viewers that beaches in San Juan have oiled-up babes on them rather than the oil-ridden pelicans in the Gulf. These are the same guys who brought you the Muff-Diving ad campaign a little while back, so they know what they’re up to.
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We’re going to need a new kind of windshield wiper for this.
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Here’s the oil spill on an Alabama beach. Photo from The Guardian.
(via Ze Frank)
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Time to invest in Bounty, I guess…
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The man in charge of a $20 billion fund to compensate people whose livelihoods have been ruined by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill headed back to the coast Tuesday to talk with officials about the claims process.
The federal agency charged with regulating offshore drilling repeatedly declined to act on advice on how it could minimize the risk of a failure of the device, an examination found.
BP has spent $2 billion in two months of fighting its Gulf of Mexico oil spill and compensating victims, with no end in sight to the disaster or the price tag.
Fly by helicopter above the patchy wetlands along the Mississippi River Delta and past the floating boom and skimmers that have failed to protect the Gulf Coast from the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Keep following the finger-like oil slicks speckled orange and brown that threaten it still.
Who’s in charge? Depends on who you ask.
Ifitwasmyhome.com has created a tool using Google Maps to help put the scope of the BP spill in perspective. Just enter your city, state and country to see what a spill of that size would mean in your home. For example, if the spill happened in Manhattan, it would have already made it to Boston….
What BP is doing to America is pretty much what American companies have done and are doing to the rest of the world
With President Obama’s successful move to force BP to establish a $20 billion fund, he has reinvigorated a debate about the reach of government power.
The crude gushing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the ecosystem.
Channeling the nation’s anger, lawmakers pilloried BP’s boss in a withering day of judgment Thursday for the oil company at the center of the Gulf calamity. Unflinching, BP chief executive Tony Hayward said he was out of the loop on decisions at the well and coolly asserted, “I’m not stonewalli
Chastened by heavy criticism, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward insisted Thursday he was “devastated with this accident” in the Gulf of Mexico and denied shunning tough questions from Congress on the nation’s worst oil spill.
Angry U.S. lawmakers hammered BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward at a congressional hearing on Thursday, accusing his company of taking “extreme risks” that triggered the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Chastened by heavy criticism from lawmakers, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward said Thursday he was “deeply sorry” for his company’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP’s humbled CEO sat grim-faced Thursday as a House chairman accused him of being oblivious to the risks of the company’s deep water operations. Tony Hayward waited his turn to tell Congress he was “deeply sorry” for his company’s catastrophic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
In an atmosphere of high tension, a House panel has opened Congress’ first hearing with BP CEO Tony Hayward answering questions about the catastrophic Gulf Coast oil spill.
The Niger Delta region continues to endure spills due to poor regulation, insufficient maintenance and sabotage.
BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward faced the wrath of U.S. lawmakers on Thursday as he appeared before a congressional hearing to apologize for the worst oil spill in U.S. history and say it should never have happened.
Reuters - Under intense pressure from U.S. President Barack Obama, BP Plc said on Wednesday it will set up a $20 billion fund for damage claims from its huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill, sell assets and suspend dividend payments to shareholders.
Under intense pressure from President Barack Obama, BP Plc agreed on Wednesday to set up a $20 billion fund for damage claims from its huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill and suspended dividend payments to its shareholders.
President Barack Obama wrested a $20 billion compensation guarantee and an apology to the nation from British oil giant BP Wednesday, announcing the company would set up a major claims fund for shrimpers, restaurateurs and others whose lives and livelihoods are being wrecked by the oil flooding
Fla. officials say oil in Pensacola Bay may lead to closure of Intracoastal Waterway
Shredder was innocent. It just makes so much sense now.
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President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement Wednesday on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the giant British company’s chairman apologized to America for the worst spill in U.S. history.
BP will set aside $20 billion to pay the victims of the massive oil spill in the Gulf, senior administration officials said Wednesday, a move made under pressure by the White House as the company copes with causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
U.S. President Barack Obama, seeking to demonstrate strong leadership on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, will demand on Wednesday that BP set aside billions of dollars to pay damages from the catastrophe.