This morning, the EPA announced that BP has been banned from acquiring any new US government contracts due to its “lack of business integrity”. The agency said the ban will continue until BP proves that it can meet government established business standards. The ban does not effect current contracts. Read the rest of this entry
We may know later today what criminal penalties the US government will impose on BP for its tragic blowout and subsequent oil spill that polluted the Gulf Of Mexico in 2010. FuelFix, the energy blog for the Houston Chronicle, and Reuters are reporting that settlement has been reached, and the fine could be the largest in US history rising into the billions. Anonymous sources are also reporting the 2 BP employees may also face manslaughter charges in connection with the deaths that occurred on the rig on April 20, 2010. Read the rest of this entry
There has been a persistent oil sheen near the site of BP’s Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico ever since the well was shut in and eventually plugged in late 2010. Alarmists use that oil sheen as some kind of evidence that the well is flowing, alleging a massive conspiracy to cover up the fact that it can’t be controlled. It’s not flowing. Read the rest of this entry
The media is reporting that Shell announced this morning that they are abandoning drilling in the Arctic until this year. I’m not reading their statement that way. Shell is not abandoning its drilling program; their approved “tophole” operations are continuing as cleared by the Department of Interior. Read the rest of this entry
Kate Shepherd reports on emails released under FOIA that confirms what we feared during the BP Macondo well blowout: in an effort to get the blowout off the television, the government downplayed the environmental damage. in her report in Mother Jones yesterday, Kate reports on the emails.
Tonight, I was on Keith Olbermann’s new show on Current TV with guest host David Shuster talking about the Joint Investigation Team’s final report on the BP blowout. Have a look: