All Articles on British Petroleum (BP)

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Report: Carcinogens, Air Pollution in Canada's 'Industrial Heartland'
Downwind of Canada’s largest oil, gas and tar sands processing zone, known carcinogens and pollutants fill the air
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Koch Brothers' Petcoke Piling Up in Chicago
The by-product of tar sands production already caused outrage in Detroit; now, the dusty menace grows in Chicago
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California Set to Increase Minimum Wage to $10 an Hour
New rate still below a living wage
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BP Says Enough With the Guilt, We Want To Make Even Bigger Piles of Money
In the official name of seeking "closure" - and the unofficial name of singular chutzpah and their pushback against being held accountable for its crimes - BP has sued the EPA to reopen federal new oil and gas leases to them. Evidently fed up with paying fines for that little matter of the country'...
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Spending is Not Growth: The Case Against GDP
It is easy to fall under the misconception that GDP is a reliable indicator of economic growth or of a country's well-being
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'Outrageous': BP Ad Claims 'American Businesses' Real Victims of Gulf Disaster
Advocates for Gulf coast communities respond to claims by industry that compensation process has been too harsh for oil giant
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Halliburton Admits Doing Terrible Things, Gets Probation and Slight Slap on Proverbial Wrist
Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying evidence about faulty cement in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe that killed 11 workers, decimated hundreds of miles of water and land, and likely led to widespread health problems. The guilty plea comes even as BP, who along with Halliburton and...
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BP's Attempt to Avoid Gulf Victim Payments Blocked by Judge
Ahead of injunction, avoidance schemes also include a phone-in 'snitch line' and full-page advertisements
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Corporations Cozy Up to Judges
If you were a corporation and wanted to influence government for your own benefit, choosing to persuade judges is a far easier task (and less expensive) than persuading Congress or the White House. Although, Monsanto recently made headlines when they partnered with Senator Roy Blunt to sneak...
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Chorus of Voices Demands Justice Three Years After BP Gulf Disaster
"The Gulf and its people can’t wait any longer"
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