Deepwater Horizon oil spill
A Punishment BP Can't Pay Off
By Abrahm Lustgarten: Two years after a series of gambles and ill-advised decisions on a BP drilling project led to the largest accidental oil spill in United States history and the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, no one has been held accountable. Sure, ...read more
Who's Up for Some Deliciously Mutated Gulf Seafood?
By Bob Cesca: Americans have insufferably short memories and even shorter attention spans. The shiny-object spectacle of a major news event is captivating until another shiny object comes along and we're on to something else. And if that event has no physical bearing on us ...read more
Feds Let BP Off Probation Despite Pending Safety Violations
By Abrahm Lustgarten: BP's refining subsidiary was released today from criminal probation related to a 2005 explosion in Texas City that killed 15 workers. The company has addressed the most serious safety deficiencies exposed by the accident and satisfied the terms of a felony ...read more