Thanks to BP, Rahm and the Kochs, Chicago Developing a Serious Petcoke Problem…

Directly across the Illinois border from Chicago stands British Petroleum’s Whiting Oil Refinery in Whiting, Indiana and this huge facility creates petcoke, which in turn creates a bunch of problems in Chicago, problems that only get magnified by the involvement of the Koch Brothers and the lack of involvement by Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel… Yeah – BP, Rahm and the Kochs. What a clusterfuck of … Continue reading Thanks to BP, Rahm and the Kochs, Chicago Developing a Serious Petcoke Problem…

BP: A history of disaster, a culture of empty words

A great article in the New York Times explores BP’s track record of disaster, safety violations, and maximum profits at high risk, all the while claiming safety is their number one priority. Much like the talking head politicians on Sunday morning talk-shows, or television and radio programs by your Glenn Becks, Rush Limbaugh’s and Sean Hannity’s, Tony Hayward seems to believe that just because you … Continue reading BP: A history of disaster, a culture of empty words

Hey Chicago – BP’s already spilling into Lake Michigan

Good morning Chicago! Were you aware British Petroleum, scourge of the south is closer to home than many of you may realize? Yes-sir, they have been operating the fourth largest oil refinery adjacent to Lake Michigan for years, and dumping pollution into the lake for just as long. The Whiting Refinery, located in Whiting, Indiana is perilously close to the drawing point for the entire city of … Continue reading Hey Chicago – BP’s already spilling into Lake Michigan