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The Endless List of BP Crimes (VIDEO)

Last weekend, I did an interview for Ring of Fire on the BP spin machine. The corporate-controlled media has let BP off the hook, not just for their crimes in the Gulf of Mexico, but for their crimes all over the country. But we aren’t willing to give the company a free pass for killing [...]

BP fraud toll-free number hijacked

BP fraud toll-free number hijacked

The fraud hotline that BP has been advertising in the Pensacola News Journal and other daily newspapers along the Gulf Coast has been hijacked by protestors upset the British oil giant for not paying legitimate claims as the result of the 2010 BP oil disaster that dumped over 200 million gallons of [...]

BP CEO wants to get back to business as usual. Not so fast, Dudley

BP CEO wants to get back to business as usual. Not so fast, Dudley

BP CEO Robert Dudley laments what he sees as public hatred for oil companies in the United States and claims other nations love the oil industry. He said that he expected to have the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the oil spill behind them by now, but blames the British oil giant's troubles on [...]

Revenge of the BP Barbies

Revenge of the BP Barbies

In the weeks after Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010, but before the oil and tar balls began washing ashore, BP sent out into the coastal communities of the Gulf Coast an army of young, female marketing reps to handle the scared, angry mobs of locals worried about their businesses and [...]

Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

The sperm whales of the Gulf of Mexico have higher levels of chromium and nickel in their systems than sperm whales found anywhere else in the world, according to the preliminary analysis of Operation Toxic Gulf, a joint venture between Ocean Alliance and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This [...]

BP wants to suspend claims, sets up hot line

BP asked a federal judge late Tuesday to order that all payments from its Gulf oil spill civil settlement be suspended until an independent investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh of the claims administrator’s office is concluded. Read more. Also Raw Story reports that BP has set up [...]

Commissioner Robinson featured by Florida Trend

Florida Trend magazine has interview with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, who is also the chairman of the Gulf Consortium which represents 23 Florida gulf coast counties slated to receive millions of dollars in compensation for damages resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil [...]

Interview: Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women

Interview: Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women

By Jessica Forbes Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women, visited Pensacola last weekend as part of her work to raise awareness of the number of unpaid claims and the continuing impacts of the 2010 BP Oil Spill. Williams’ visit to Pensacola for the [...]

RESTORE Committee Outlined

During this week’s Escambia County Commission Committee of the Whole, the board will discuss the RESTORE Act advisory committee’s purpose and role. The following is an informational sheet included in the agenda packet. March 14, 2013 Committee of the Whole Agenda Item #4 RESTORE Advisory [...]

Escambia’s RESTORE Rethink

Escambia’s RESTORE Rethink

Though it wasn’t on this morning’s agenda, the post-November incarnation of the Escambia County Commission—officially meeting for the first time—began discussing the “revamping” of the yet-to-be formed RESTORE Act advisory committee. “I have some real reservations with the current [...]

Did BP throw its workers under the bus with settlement

Did BP throw its workers under the bus with settlement

Boston Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem thinks so. Concurrent criminal charges were filed against three BP employees, two of them supervisors on the rig. "The company’s plea arrangement leaves the three defendants alone — as villains or perhaps as scapegoats — to fend for themselves," [...]

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Jeff Miller’s (R-Fla.) chief of staff said this afternoon that the congressman was still assessing the recently announced $4.5 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but that he did not think it pertained to money associated with the RESTORE [...]

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