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…

BP, Batman and the Joker’s natural oil seeps…

Okay…so riddle me this Batman: In August, fresh oil slicks are discovered near the Macondo well site. BP denies they are there. The Coast Guard denies they are there. Bonnie Shumaker, pilot for Wings of Care flies out and takes pictures, proving the oil is there. BP then admits the oil is there as does the Coast…

More about the (not) leaking Macondo Well…

Ed Note: The USCG now taking a fresh look at pictures of the oil they previously denied was there. Look, I’m not trying to play the role of conspiracy buff here, but if there is one thing any of us who follow the oil spill news knows, it is: 1. Truth takes a second place…

Hear the one about the sealed Macondo Well?

More oil in the Gulf of Mexico… British Petroleum says it is investigating a new sheen of oil, but did not say where they have found said sheen. Nor did they say what is causing said sheen. What they did say is it wasn’t found near “any existing BP operations,” oh, and they added “there…

Saving Time, Cutting Costs, Destroying Lives…a simple document

Many discussions have been held regarding British Petroleum’s corporate climate, the cost cutting, the record of safety, the notion that this corporation did or did not balance the drive for profit above all else, and it will be debated for a long time to come. The National Oil Spill Commission spent a lot of time…

BP would never sacrifice safety for profit: a metaphor

On November 8th, the White House Oil Commission’s Chief Counsel, Fred Bartlit said, “To date we have not seen a single instance where a human being made a conscious decision to favor dollars over safety.” On November 16th, the interim findings of a report done by the National Academy of Engineers and the National Resource…

BP Dares You to Care…Re-drilling?

With the lifting of the moratorium, oil rich eyes turn back to the Gulf of Mexico and the inevitable question was asked…will British Petroleum go after the remaining oil in the reservoir and tempt fate once again? BP officials wouldn’t comment on this, choosing to remain silent on their plans, but they are thinking about it….

In the Gulf: Commission Releases Information and I Don’t Feel Better

The National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, in their released draft report, have found that members of Obama’s administration actively blocked the NOAA from releasing worst-case estimates of the amount of oil blowing out of the Macondo Well. The report also cited the infamous oil spill report which reported 75%…