Corporations & their agents Archives: BP

Lierre Keith: The Oil Spill

By Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance Editor’s note: This first appeared in Mother Earth News on July 28, 2010.  We are republishing it on the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Everything that’s wrong with this culture is in the story now pouring out of a broken … Continue reading Lierre Keith: The Oil Spill

Kim Hill: What’s Wrong with Renewable Energy?

Ten things environmentalists need to know about renewable energy: 1. Solar panels and wind turbines aren’t made out of nothing. They are made out of metals, plastics, chemicals. These products have been mined out of the ground, transported, processed, manufactured. Each stage leaves behind a trail of devastation. ... Continue reading →

Political Hypnosis in the State of the State Address

DGR Chicago responds to Governor Quinn’s January 29, 2014 State of the State Address: Contrary to the words of Governor Quinn during his recent address, Illinois is in a state of disaster. Quinn mentions extreme weather – but not climate change. Illinois residents have experienced the coldest winter in more than 30 years. This is … Continue reading Political Hypnosis in the State of the State Address

North Sea suffers 4,123 oil spills since 2000; only seven resulted in government fine

By Leo Hickman / The Guardian Oil companies operating in the North Sea have been fined for oil spills on just seven occasions since 2000, even though 4,123 separate spills were recorded over the same period, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has confirmed. The disclosure came as Decc said on Thursday that the … Continue reading North Sea suffers 4,123 oil spills since 2000; only seven resulted in government fine

Study finds that BP oil spill is killing dolphins at six times normal rate

By University of Central Florida The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study released today. A team of biologists from several Gulf of Mexico institutions and the University of Central Florida … Continue reading Study finds that BP oil spill is killing dolphins at six times normal rate

Study finds wetlands being destroyed at twice previous rate due to BP oil spill

By Claudia Adrien / University of Florida The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill temporarily worsened existing manmade problems in Louisiana’s salt marshes such as erosion, but there may be cause for optimism, according to a new study. A study appearing online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found the 2010 spill … Continue reading Study finds wetlands being destroyed at twice previous rate due to BP oil spill

BP preparing to launch three new oil rigs in Gulf of Mexico

By Rupert Neate / The Guardian BP is planning to start three new oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico this year. The launch of the new rigs will bring the number of BP rigs in the Gulf to eight – more than the oil giant had before the devastating Deepwater Horizon disaster three … Continue reading BP preparing to launch three new oil rigs in Gulf of Mexico

BP oil spill pollution producing mutated fish, shrimp without eyes, and crabs with soft shells

By Dahr Jamail / Al Jazeera “The fishermen have never seen anything like this,” Dr Jim Cowan told Al Jazeera. “And in my 20 years working on red snapper, looking at somewhere between 20 and 30,000 fish, I’ve never seen anything like this either.” Dr Cowan, with Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal … Continue reading BP oil spill pollution producing mutated fish, shrimp without eyes, and crabs with soft shells

In 2012, North Sea has been suffering oil and chemical spills more than five days a week

By Karrie Gillett / Press Association Sixty-nine oil and chemical spills in the North Sea have been reported in three months. Eighteen companies were named in a table published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The most recent incident was a gas leak at Total’s Elgin platform on 25 March. Professor Andrew Watterson, … Continue reading In 2012, North Sea has been suffering oil and chemical spills more than five days a week

Proposed natural gas refinery site in Western Australia is a nesting ground for sea turtles

By Sea Turtle Restoration Project The first ever recorded hybrid hawksbill sea turtle found in Australia nested this season at James Price Point, site of the proposed natural gas refinery in the Kimberley of Western Australia. The rare sea turtle was discovered during an independent survey of marine turtles at James Price Point conducted to … Continue reading Proposed natural gas refinery site in Western Australia is a nesting ground for sea turtles