The Spill, The Scandal and the President

By Tim Dickinson

The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years - and let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder.

Day 51 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Black Waves Hitting The Beach


A short video of new, heavy oil hitting the state beach on Grand Isle. The number of oiled birds is on the rise, and Bottle-nosed Dolphins are swimming through the oil.

GOP Lawmaker With BP Stock Has Role in Spill Probe


A multimillionaire House Republican who owns thousands of shares of BP stock has no plans to recuse himself from a congressional investigation related to the Gulf oil spill or from votes on Capitol Hill that could affect his investments in the oil company.

Oil spill may be twice as bad as earlier thought

'This is a nightmare that keeps getting worse every week,' activist says.

Gulf oil spill 'may top 100,000 barrels a day'

BP's oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico may be up to four times the scale estimated by a government scientific panel, pumping out 100,000 barrels a day in what equates to the company's "worst case scenario" and prompting new accusations that executives are stonewalling the truth.

In pictures: Louisiana Oil Spill 2010 PHOTOS

Gulf Of Mexico Disaster Unfolds

BP Refuses to Allow Scientists to Test Oil Spill Samples

University of South Florida scientist David Hollander said he was "just taken aback" by BP's unwillingness to assist in a scientific inquiry into the trouble. "It was a little unsettling."

What are they hiding?

FAA Closes down Gulf of Mexico Air Traffic!

BP Oil Disaster Could Hit Europe Via the Powerful Gulf Stream Current

The Obama Administration and senior BP officials are frantically working not to stop the world's worst oil disaster, but to hide the true extent of the actual ecological catastrophe.

Gulf Oil Syndrome: America's Next Health Crisis?

With reports of oil spill workers falling ill, and in some cases, even being hospitalized with flu-like symptoms including nausea, headache, dizziness and even chest pains - presumably due to exposure to toxic chemicals being emitted from the 33-million gallon slick, it's only a matter of time before people start coming down with Gulf Oil Syndrome.,2933,594283,00.html

Who Voted to Limit the Liability of Oil Companies?

In 1990 Congress adopted the Oil Pollution Act. This act set liability limitations to $75 million for oil spills like the one we are witnessing in the Gulf Coast today. The congress-persons who voted for the Oil Pollution Act are directly responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf.

Why Is Dick Cheney Silent on the Oil Spill?

The former vice president is usually a vociferous defender of his time in government. But not on the disaster in the gulf.

The Do-Nothing 44th President

By David Michael Green

What do nine dead Gaza activists in the Mediterranean, nine-plus percent unemployment, and ninety years of oil catastrophe clean-up have in common?

BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

There is growing evidence that BP's oil well - technically called the "well casing" or "well bore" - has suffered damage beneath the level of the sea floor.

B.P, Halliburton and Transocean have unleashed Armageddon and now there is no stopping it

This is our worst nightmare. The oil industry has killed the Gulf of Mexico.

Graphic shows number of animals collected near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

This graphic depicts the total number of living and dead animals collected in four states since the oil spill began.

BP hires company to handle oil spill claims whose goal is "reducing payouts" for clients

Publicly, BP has said it intends to be generous in compensating those affected by the Gulf oil spill: BP has hired a risk-management company who advertises that a main benefit of its services is "reducing our clients' loss dollar pay-outs" -- a goal Gulf advocates say is in direct contradiction to Washington and BP's promises to fully compensate coastal residents.

Who Owns BP? Biggest Shareholder is JPMorgan Chase

According to the European financial database Amadeus, JPMorgan Chase is the No. 1 holder of stock in BP. That distinction also has earned the Wall Street bank the title of "Global Ultimate Owner" of the oil giant, as it owns 28.34% of BP.

How BlueDog Boys kept Obama's boot off neck of BP's U.S. partner

The American owners of the drilling rig at the centre of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been involved in nearly three-quarters of all significant safety incidents on rigs in the region since 2008, according to new figures.

From Information Clearing House


VIDEO: 'It looks like death' -- Two divers swim into oil spill


Devastating BP Oil Spill was Inevitable as Government Failed to Learn from Past Tragedies

From the Ground: BP Censoring Media, Destroying Evidence

Putting the ‘I’ in Environment


Obama Overlooked Key Points in Giving OK to Offshore Drilling

Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers: "Weeks before the world had ever heard of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, President Barack Obama stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House poring over maps of oil drilling sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere. Satisfied that he knew all he needed to know and confident that it was safe, he decided to propose expanded offshore drilling."


Ocean currents likely to carry oil along Atlantic coast

A detailed computer modeling study released indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer. The modeling results are captured in a series of dramatic animations produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and collaborators.


Deadly Gases Leaking from BP Spill

Informant: Bob Banner


Where have they been?

Strike the Root
by Paul Hein


It would be difficult to watch television news for more than five minutes without some mention of the debt ‘crisis.’ Economists are interviewed, and express deep concern about the fact that Uncle Sam is printing money at an unprecedented rate. And, yes, they are very worried about this mountain of debt, and how it can be paid...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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