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Power Shift vs. The Powers That Be
More than 10,000 people converged in Washington, D.C., this past week to discuss, organize, mobilize and protest around the issue of climate change. While tax day tea party gatherings of a few hundred scattered around the country made the news, this massive gathering, Power Shift 2011, was largely...
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BP Oil Spill: It Could Happen Again
On Wednesday, 365 days will have passed since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 workers and triggered the worst environmental disaster our country has ever seen. The most disheartening aspect of the whole thing? It could happen again tomorrow. The most disheartening aspect of...
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Secret Memos Expose Link Between Oil Firms and Invasion of Iraq
Plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show. Graphic: Iraq's burgeoning oil industry The papers, revealed here for the first time, raise new...
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BP Handling of Claims Slammed by Gulf Residents
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, paid by BP to administer the firm's 20-billion-dollar compensation fund, has become the focal point of anger for Gulf residents who are angry, frustrated and desperate for help following last year's massive oil disaster. "Most of the people I care...
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Learning from the BP Oil Disaster
Although every major oil company operating in deep water around the world had guaranteed that it could handle a blowout, not a single one knew what to do.
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BP Anniversary: Toxicity, Suffering and Death
The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster has caused the biggest chemical poisoning crisis in US history, experts say.
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A Year On, BP Oil Still Mars Gulf Communities, Public Scrutiny Dries Up
The April 14 meeting proceeded efficiently, as scheduled, for BP shareholders. For the workers, environmentalists and community members rallying in protest, though, the day of reckoning had yet to arrive. The government and media may be moving on from aftermath of the Deepwater disaster, but the...
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Protesters Target BP Annual Meeting
LONDON - BP executives faced angry protesters as shareholders prepared to vote at its annual meeting in London, which is taking place a few days before the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Fishermen and women from the Gulf coast affected by the spill, some of whom had bought BP...
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Has BP Really Cleaned Up the Gulf Oil Spill?
Has BP really cleaned up the Gulf oil spill? Officially, marine life is returning to normal in the Gulf of Mexico, but dead animals are still washing up on beaches – and one scientist believes the damage runs much deeper
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Scientists Link Oil on Dolphins to BP Spill
Scientists confirmed on Thursday that they have discovered oil on dead dolphins found along the U.S. Gulf Coast, raising fresh concerns about the effects of last year's BP oil spill on sea life. Fifteen of the 406 dolphins that have washed ashore in the last 14 months had oil on their bodies,...
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