A couple of quick questions about oil induced political ignorance…

So, I was reading an article/book review in Time magazine about the Deepwater Horizon where the writer, a Mr. Bryan Walsh separates people into two camps…people who can’t forget about the oil spill and say the region still hasn’t recovered (Dead coral, dolphins, depleted shrimp catches, health problems, tar balls still and oil entering the…

Other things that take too long…

Recently, Judge Carl Barbier determined some historical items needed to be excluded from his courtroom to speed things up in the BP case, things like previous accidents, fines and commissioned reports, and man, that got me to thinking: when it comes to my job, what is it that slows me down, drags things out… What is it…

Revoke BP’s probation: patterns don’t lie…

In Alaska, whereas they have not suffered a spill as extreme as the one the company unleashed on the Gulf Coast, they have become quite familiar with this oil company’s pattern of negligence, their complete focus on profits and the willingness to let lawyers attempt to clean up the messes left behind by their poor…

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…

BP among companies Obama excluded from US environmental oversight

Really? No foolin? “While the stimulus bill was being debated in Congress in 2009, numerous companies lobbied for environmental exemptions, but their efforts were ultimately rebuffed by environmental advocates. But while companies may have failed to pressure Congress into issuing legislative exemptions from environmental oversight, federal agencies granted exemptions to 96 percent of stimulus projects…

BP Declares Climate Change Over…

…they also report the Deepwater Horizon never sank, the oil never spilled, the Texas Refinery never blew up and certainly, nobody ever died. Oh yeah, and you know their pipelines in Alaska, the ones that have been written about so splendidly as of late by Propublica? Well, didn’t you know that when BP’s corrosion monitoring…