Big Oil

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A group of Colombian farmers has taken BP to court charging that the oil giant was negligent in managing construction of a pipeline, resulting in permanent environmental damage. The 73 campesinos are seeking $29 million in compensation for damages. The Guardian and Financial Times describe the suit as one of the largest environmental cases in...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Lego announced it would end its contract with Shell after a prolonged Greenpeace campaign. (Photo: Greenpeace)
Lego announced on Thursday that it would not be renewing its marketing contract...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Amid calls for an outright ban of old, dangerous tank cars that transport...


Furious that Arctic-trashing Shell is using kid-friendly LEGO to clean up its image - reportedly selling 16 million Shell-branded toys worth $116 million - Greenpeace has begun a campaign aimed at pressuring LEGO to end the sketchy partnership. Protests at England's Legloland, and a darkly stunning new ad in which an idyllic Arctic, huskies and all, drowns in oil.