Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy have announced that the 21MW Auwahi wind farm is now fully operational. Construction of this wind park took nine months to complete, and it consists of eight turbines mounted on the southeast ridge of Maui’s Haleakala volcano. This wind farm is capable of powering up to […]
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The BP oil spill, the largest ever oil spill on open water to date, contributed significantly to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, says a two-year scientific study released July 19. A variety of other environmental factors contributed. A research team of biologists from several Gulf of Mexico institutions […]
In what is his first in-depth newspaper interview since becoming CEO of BP in 2010, Bob Dudley has made it quite clear that they are expecting the trial into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to last for several years.
The Sunday Telegraph in the UK scored the interview with Dudley, who said that he was hopeful of doing “some deals” on the details of the case, but was really expecting the case to last until 2014.
I received a petition this week from Oceana, one of my favorite organizations in the world. It’s a petition to cut the $4 billion dollars in tax breaks oil companies get each year. It was announced today that BP’s profits doubled in the 3rd quarter of this year. It’s common knowledge that oil company executives […]
Well, news that BP’s 3rd-quarter profits have doubled as gas prices have risen immediately made me think of this great image (Republicans and businessmen laughing about people believing them when they say “the wealth trickles down”): Here’s more on BP’s announcement and other facts from Climate Progress: by Noreen Nielsen BP announced early this morning […]
On September 19 President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years, including raising $1.5 trillion by closing special interest loopholes and other revenue raisers. This includes eliminating $41 billion in tax loopholes for the oil and gas industry (p. 63) over the next decade.
Corporate Accountability International is hosting its annual Corporate Hall of Shame “awards.” Good list of candidates to choose from. Make your way over to the Corporate Hall of Shame Voting Booth to vote. Here’s a preview of the corporations in the running this year:
Friends of a fellow Important Media writer, 3 ballet dancers, made a statement this week by interrupting BP’s 3rd Summer Screen in Trafalgar Square, London. The ballet dancers danced a short piece based on Swan Lake, “with the classic tale used as analogy for BP’s controversial investment in the Canadian tar sands,” the UK Tar Sands Network reports.
Over one year since the horrible BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, media attention on the matter has waned, politicians have gone back to their old ways, and oil companies.. well, you know what they do (all while residents and wildlife are still being tremendously harmed by the disaster). But many (beyond those clearly harmed) have not forgotten and have been continuously working to prevent another such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else in the United States.
Continuing on with our series on 350.org’s The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for Me campaign, let’s take a quick look at some ties between the Chamber and the oil industry.
As you may have heard, and 350.org recently noted, large oil companies are having a ball, raking in billions and billions of dollars in profit (that’s right, not revenue but profit) while the U.S. economy suffers:
“Exxon Mobil nabbed $10.7bn; Shell pulled in $6.9bn; Chevron, $4.5bn; and last but not least, BP, after accounting for oil spill losses still made out with $7.1bn.”
BP, Under Criminal Investigation & Violating Its Probation, Still Gets Multi-Million Dollar Government Contracts
If BP were a person (as it now is, legally, under the ridiculous Citizens United Supreme Court ruling of 2010), it would be in serious s*** right now. It is under a federal criminal investigation due to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and it has violated its terms of probation twice in the last year.
Last Wednesday, it was determined that BP would be getting $13 billion in tax credits. It is not clear if BP is even going to pay any taxes at all or if it will actually get money from the government after this. Why is BP getting so much money? Because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico….
A year on from the catastrophic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and news still abounds regarding the cause and affect the spill has had on the region and its inhabitants, human and otherwise.
Offshore Oil Drilling after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill — No New Safeguards, GOP Push for Less Oversight
One of the worst environmental disasters in history struck one year ago today — the “Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” or “BP oil spill.” Haven’t kept up with the details of offshore oil drilling much lately and curious where things stand? Well, I can’t say that we’ve learned from our lesson.
The effects of the BP oil spill are still all over many Gulf beaches. One Alabama resident walks us through what is still covering the beaches there, and is as far deep in the sand as he has tried digging. A national wildlife refuge in the area is still covered in oil, with seemingly contradictory […]
“Shell announced that they’ve cancelled their plans to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic in 2011 due to lack of confidence that they would meet the standards to get the required permits,” Oceana (and plenty of others) enthusiastically reported yesterday. Of course, there is no known method of successfully cleaning up oil spills in the […]
Some of the best global weirding politics stories from around, in my opinion: Should Obama Omit Any Mention of Climate Change or Global Warming in the State of the Union Address? “What topics should be in Obama’s State of the Union address?” That is the question posed to well-known thought leaders by the Washington Post. Not a […]
Since we had plenty of news last Friday and I was heading out of town, I decided to leave our weekly roundup of global weirding and environmental/wildlife news (that we didn’t already cover) to Monday. Here’s the environmental/wildlife portion. Tainted Water Still a Concern in Pennsylvania Gas Drilling in 2011 I have written before about […]
As you may have heard, the incoming Congressional leaders of the oil and coal company Republican party have shut down the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Just not a big enough issue for them… (or maybe too big of an issue). Anyway, the Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Edward Markey, has sent […]
As I said in the post published an hour ago on TSA agents giving Gulf activists special treatment in California’s Ontario Airport, I recently ran across a few new BP oil spill stories that deserve a little attention. First of all, with regards to the BP oil spill, how’s this for compassion? As we saw […]