Posts tagged: Gulf of Mexico

Protests growing over BP, as Tate summer party goes crashed by oil painters

Tweet Protesters have picketed an art world party as they called on Tate bosses to cut their ties with sponsor BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A group of artists under the name The Good Crude Britannia was voicing its concerns as Tate Britain held its summer party. The event was organised jointly to launch a major new display by artist Fiona Banner and 20 years of support by BP. Figures such as playwright Caryl Churchill, cartoonist Martin ... Jump to full article >>

Letterman jokes about Obama-Hayward chat

Tweet David Letterman read a Top 10 list on his talk show about U.S. President Barack Obama’s meeting with BP President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward. Hayward apologized Thursday to a U.S. House panel, stating, “The explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico never should have happened, and I am deeply sorry that they did.” Hayward and other BP officials met Obama ... Jump to full article >>

BP Oil Disaster: Major compensation payouts from other global corporations

Tweet After Barack Obama forced BP to set aside $20 billion to pay for the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, look at other landmark payouts from corporations around the world. Exxon Valdez oil spill Prior to current leak off the coast of America the Exxon Valdez oil spill was the worst oil slick when it occurred off Alaska in March 1989. An oil tanker bound for Long Beach, California, hit Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef and spilled an e ... Jump to full article >>

Without evidence of oil spill coverup, experts say US faces hurdles in charging company execs

Tweet It’s virtually certain that BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will face criminal charges and civil penalties that could translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in fines. But for any company executives or workers to be indicted individually, legal experts say the Justice Department will have to find evidence they orchestrated a coverup, destroyed key documents or lied to government agents. “On ... Jump to full article >>

Gulf of Mexico oil slick: BP to blast well with high-pressure debris

Tweet Admiral Thad Allen, the Coast Guard commander in charge of dealing with the crisis, said that the next move to stem the flow would be a ‘junk shot’. Speaking to CBS television’s Face The Nation, he said: “They’re going to take a bunch of debris – shredded up tyres, golf balls and things like that – under very high pressure and shoot it into the [blowout] preventor.” News of the blast came as ... Jump to full article >>

Gulf Oil Spill Could Threaten Human Health

Tweet The massive oil slick menacing the Gulf of Mexico and now some barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana could prove devastating to the environment while posing risks to public health, experts say. Some people along the coast are already reporting headaches, nausea, coughing and throat irritation, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental action group. “There are significant health risks associated with ... Jump to full article >>