Gulf of Mexico

BP, the oil giant that, along with Halliburton and Transocean, was responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, is crying foul in the claims process of settlements for the victims of the spill. The company has launched a massive public relations offensive to paint themselves as the victims in this situation. Read more...
BP has dumped over $500 million into PR, attacking “judges, special masters, and claimants’ lawyers - trying to change the focus from its tragic track record of ignoring safety and deepwater despair.” Read more...
Fire Breaks Out On Evacuated Gulf Gas Well
Gulf of Mexico natural gas well catches fire; 44 workers safely evacuated after blowout. Read more...
Now the media has moved on and public anger has cooled, but the full extent of the Gulf damage is finally coming out—and it’s clear that the spill was even worse than we thought. Read more...
Oh look, another pipeline leak! Read more...

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A new documentary filmed in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade and features exclusive video footage shot by the blockaders themselves during the course of over six months of sustained resistance. Read more...
Aerial footage from May of 2010 by John Wathen shows the extent of the devastation created by the BP oil spill. H/T Treehugger. The Department of Justice presented examples of “gross negligence and willful misconduct” on the Read more...
Will you look at all the freaking oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico! Via Jalopnik, this graphic shows the current projected path of the hurricane brought to you by the National Weather Service superimposed with a map of oil rigs and Read more...
Democracy Now's Amy Goodman did some follow up to Al Jazeera's reporting on the state of the Gulf of Mexico and the fishing industry there, two years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Gulf Oil Spill: BP Execs Escape Punishment as Fallout Read more...
April 4, 1960 - Ike Heaps Praise - Cuba Heaps Disdain.
April 4, 1960 - Republicans kick off Presidential race. Violence escalates in South Africa. Cause of crash of National Airlines Plane in North Carolina ruled to be a bomb. Largest Communist Youth Rally staged in Havana. Oscars coming up this evening. Read more...