Maybe one of you Texans can answer this. In a new BP commercial, there are representatives from Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida sitting at a table on a beach talking about the beauty and fun to be had on the Gulf Coast. Why isn’t Texas, with all its Gulf Coast tourism, included? … Comments »
The story hasn’t garnered a lot of headlines, but the first criminal charges have finally been filed in the case of the BP oil spill two years ago. According to a federal affidavit and as reported by the Huffington Post, Kurt Mix, 50, a senior BP drilling engineer, allegedly destroyed hundreds of text messages sent … Continue reading BP Oil: First criminal charges filed
It’s been almost two years since BP oil’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig burned and sank into the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men. And it was all due to human error, corporate negligence, and political cronyism. The oil spewed into gulf waters for three months while an ill-prepared, ill-equipped oil company struggled to find a … Continue reading Just a matter of time
Remember that little “oops” of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico over the summer? That wee little incident that BP and the U.S. government kept insisting wasn’t as bad as we all knew it was? The one they assured us was all better now? Of course we didn’t believe the whole mess was … Continue reading Surprise, the oil isn’t gone
Of course it isn’t all gone, like BP and our government have said. You didn’t believe, and neither did I, that several months’ worth of gooey BP oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico just disappeared — miraculously vanished — a day or two after the well was capped. Sure enough, scientists are saying that … Continue reading You can’t fool all the people all the time
This week BP finally got its oil-spewing hole in the Gulf of Mexico shut down. The final cementing via a relief well is still to come, but the flow has been stopped. And, miraculously, most of the three or four months’ worth of oil is suddenly gone! BP, who couldn’t seem to get anything right … Continue reading Who do you trust?