All Articles on British Petroleum (BP)

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Big Oil Faces Historic Human Rights Inquiry for 'Complicity in Climate Change'
'Climate change interferes with the enjoyment of our fundamental rights as human beings. Hence, we demand accountability.'
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BP’s Dispersants Didn’t Help Break Down Oil From Spill
Once again the veterans of the Exxon Valdez have been proved right, after their warnings about the use of toxic dispersants during the subsequent Deepwater Horizon oil spill look to have been vindicated by new academic research. In the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater spill in 2010, with the...
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Will BP's Record Gulf Spill Settlement Amount to a Record Tax Break?
Groups are warning that much of the $20.8 billion in settlement payments could be written off as the 'cost of doing business'
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How We Are Tackling Climate Change by Taking Over the British Museum
You might think that the British Museum is a strange place for climate activists to focus some of their energies, but today myself and numerous different groups are carrying out a series of creative interventions in various parts of the building because British Museum is endorsing what BP (and...
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As Record Settlement Announced Over BP Gulf Oil Disaster, Lesson Is Clear: Clean Energy Now
'These penalties are inadequate to deter a company of the size of BP from further criminal and negligent conduct,' says attorney
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BP Gets an Anniversary Gift From the Obama Administration
This Sunday April 20th is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and dumped over 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a three month period in 2010. You wouldn't think that the London-based company that spilled the oil would get an...
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With a return to business as usual for Big Oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the industry is now pressing to open up the southeastern Atlantic Coast to exploration. (File) Views
Drill, Spill, Repeat?
Opposition mounts to seismic testing for Atlantic oil and gas reserves
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Experts Warn: US 'on Course to Repeat' BP Gulf Disaster
"The risk of another blowout is real," write former MMS head Elizabether Birnbaum, Oceana's Jacqueline Savitz
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Greater Than Certain Threshold Quantities: Be Very Afraid
Not that we need it in a week that saw the anniversary of the deadly West Texas fertilizer plant explosion, a report on how oil disasters turn entire communities into endangered species, and no less than three damning studies on the multitudinous risks t o public health posed by fracking, but here'...
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BP Says Gulf Cleanup Over. Not by a Long Shot, say Others
Oil giant's rosy view of coast recovery from Deepwater Horizon met with pushback from Coast Guard, environmental group
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