Pots, kettles and oil, all black…

In the latest from the MDL litigation, Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon, alleged that their contract with British Petroleum, the leaseholder of the Macondo Well, had indemnified them against any liabilities for pollution underneath the surface of the Gulf, and also against any civil penalties under the Clean Water Act or punitive damages from being…

Reason #183 BP’s cleanup was about PR from the very beginning…

Can’t you just imagine BP’s control room after the oil gushing into the Gulf  hit mainstream news worldwide? Bunch of sweaty suits and PR flacks sitting around, not concerned about the truth per se, but more about how to spin what couldn’t be denied, that the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast were about…

Feds, Coast Guard, join BP to prove they’ve learned very little…

In two developments this past week, British Petroleum officially welcomed the Coast Guard and the Federal Government to their party that history forgot. Behind the ivy covered walls, steel doors and security guards of BP headquarters, Bob Dudley toasted Coast Guard Captain, Julia Heim and BOEMRE head, Michael Bromwich, celebrating a rousing relapse of maritime irresponsibility and forgetfulness. Toast…

BP: encouraging the responsibility of others…

So, when the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement hit British Petroleum and their contractors with 15 “incidents of non-compliance,” BP expressed their hopes that now, finally, Transocean and Halliburton would admit responsibility, quit their complaining and put in the effort necessary to join BP in their current “safety first” environment. “BP said it has taken…

I have a sneaking suspicion…

…that this whole Deepwater Horizon thing, the oil spill? Yeah, I think British Petroleum’s to blame. Could be due to the testimony of their own employees: “BP petrophysicist Galina Skripnikova in a closed-door deposition two months ago told attorneys involved in the oil spill litigation that there appeared to be a zone of gas more…

A Baton Rouge review from the New Orleans Assassin…

Hello… Yes, I still kill people for a living. Though I’m thinking of starting my own charter school, but more about that later… I know its been a while, and I might apologize if I believed in such sentiment but I don’t…so, another legislative session comes and goes, and I’m caught in the city in…

Nobody did it…

Transocean, the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon, recently objected to a draft of a Coast Guard report, released on April 22nd that placed partial blame for the explosion upon their poor safety culture, among other problems: “Switzerland-based Transocean insists the blast did not result from poor upkeep, that the blowout preventer was properly maintained and that the…