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Closing BP's Escape Routes
BP generates enough cash to absorb its liabilities from the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. But that doesn't mean it will. One of the benefits of the corporate form is that it gives giant corporations the ability to escape liability. BP may or may not choose to capitalize on such escapes, but it...
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Obama Hasn't Learned Lessons of Bhopal
Foreign companies such as BP are shown the big stick, but Washington offers a big shield for its multinationals abroad
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Giving Disaster a Name
What we call the oil spill - and our response to it - can make a difference.
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Too Little, Too Late for Bhopal
Sanjay Verma was only five months old when a cloud of poison gas killed his parents and five siblings in Bhopal, India, as they slept in their beds. Some 3,500 people died immediately after the December 1984 gas leak while more than 15,000 others perished from the lingering effects of the world's...
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The Oil Firms' Profits Ignore the Real Costs
The energy industry has long dumped its damage and, like the banks, made scant provision against disaster. Time to pay up
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8 Are Guilty After 25 Years: Legal Failure in Bhopal Bodes Poorly for Corporate Accountability in BP Oil Disaster
Since April 20, people around the world have watched in horror as BP scrambles unsuccessfully to seal their deepwater oil gusher. While the technological responses to the disaster have been tragicomic, the political response has been a chorus of "lessons learned" delivered in tones alternately...
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Ex-Union Carbide Officials Jailed over Bhopal Leak
India - A court Monday found the Indian unit of U.S. chemicals firm Union Carbide guilty of negligence and sentenced seven Indian former employees to two years in jail over one of the world's worst industrial accidents that killed thousands in 1984. A Union Carbide plant in the central city of...
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Nationalize BP and Other Criminal Corporations
The Supreme Court says that corporations have the same rights as individuals. When they misbehave, shouldn't they face consequences as serious as those imposed upon an individual? It goes without saying that a person who commits a crime ought to face punishment proportional to the offense. Large...
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Gore Takes Cash for Water Campaign from Chemical Firm
Environmentalists condemn former vice-president for letting controversial company fund Life Earth
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Bhopal Legacy Haunts Nuclear Liability Bill
NEW DELHI - The U.S.-based multinational Union Carbide got away lightly after causing the world's worst industrial tragedy at Bhopal, but that legacy has come to haunt U.S. corporations seeking to tap India's newly opened market for nuclear power equipment. On Mar. 15, the government was to have...
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