Articles Tagged 'BP'

Judge who overturned drilling bans had shares in the oil industry

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June 23, 2010
Matthew Weaver, The Guardian The judge who overturned deepwater drilling bans allowing BP to resumeoil extraction in the Gulf of Mexico, had shares in Transocean… READ MORE

Donations Create a Tricky Balance for Oil-State Politicians

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June 19, 2010
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, The New York Times WASHINGTON — The outburst by Representative Joe L. Barton of Texas in support of… READ MORE

BP’s Hayward set for Congressional grilling

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June 17, 2010
MSNBC WASHINGTON – BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward was set to face the wrath of U.S. lawmakers on Thursday as investors welcomed a plan to… READ MORE

Henry Waxman puts Big Oil on trial

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June 15, 2010
By JONATHAN ALLEN & JAKE SHERMAN, Politico
Henry Waxman’s war on Big Oil has begun. The California Democrat, along with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), will …
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Democrat consultants profited from BP ties

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June 10, 2010
By Jerome R. Corsi, WorldNetDaily Top Democratic Party consultants connected to the Obama White House have profited from advising politicians in South America who have long-term economic ties to BritishPetroleum. Perhaps the best-known instance was in Bolivia, where the consulting group GCS worked to re-elect as president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, popularly known as “Goni.” GCS is an acronym formed… READ MORE

As BP works to cap current leak, Obama eyes how to stop future spills

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June 1, 2010
(CNN) — President Obama will meet Tuesday with the heads of a new commission created to investigate how to prevent future oil spills like the devastating leak from BP’s Gulf of Mexico well. White House aides said Obama will make public comments after meeting with former Sen. Bob Graham of Florida and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator William Reilly. The… READ MORE

BP to retry spill ‘containment’

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May 31, 2010
By David Eldridge, The Washington Times Unsuccessful in its latest bid to plug the oil leak off the Louisiana coast, BP on Sunday announced a… READ MORE

Next Steps to Confront the Big Spill

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May 30, 2010
(CBS) BP said last evening that its so-called “Top Kill” operation failed to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Don Teague has READ MORE

OBAMA ADMIN GAVE RIG ‘SAFETY AWARD’ LAST YEAR

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May 17, 2010
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES – The federal agency responsible for ensuring that theDeepwater Horizon was operating safely before it exploded last… READ MORE

Oil slick poses political peril for Obama

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May 2, 2010
By Joseph Curl, The Washington Times The rapidly expanding environmental catastrophe caused by the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is presenting a growing… READ MORE

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