DOJ Gives Halliburton A Pass On Destroying Evidence In BP Oil Spill

By: Friday September 20, 2013 8:06 am

Halliburton Inc. will not be held accountable for criminal acts committed by its employees under a plea agreement with the Department of Justice now accepted by a judge – the firm will pay a fine for a misdemeanor. Unlike BP and rig owner Transocean Ltd., Halliburton was not charged with a crime related to the [...]

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After Gulf Spill

By: Friday July 26, 2013 5:06 am

Another one of America’s corporate citizens has been caught breaking the law. Halliburton, of Iraq War profiteering fame, pleads guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. For its crime the company will pay a measly $200,000 as the Department of Justice agreed not to pursue further charges against the [...]

EPA Suspends BP From New Federal Government Contracts

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 8:30 am

The Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily suspended BP from any new contracts with the federal government. In a statement, the EPA attributes this action to “BP’s lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company’s conduct with regard to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, oil spill, and response, as reflected by the filing of a [...]

BP Criminal Settlement Announced: $4.5 Billion Fine, 2 Charged With Manslaughter

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 11:32 am

So now we have an answer to the talk of a settlement in the BP oil disaster case. The company will pay a total of $4.5 billion in fines and payments, as well as admit to criminal charges. But the fines and payments do not include civil violations of either the Clean Water Act or [...]

BP, Justice Department Close to Settlement in Deepwater Horizon Case; BP to Plead Guilty of Criminal Misconduct

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 6:18 am

Well, I think we’ve figured out how an elite corporation can receive criminal charges in 21st-century America. All you have to do is spill 205.8 million gallons of oil into a US waterway. Then, you’re just going to have to cop a criminal misconduct plea, as long as the Justice Department gives you immunity from [...]

BP Haggling With Government Over Penalty for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

By: Monday October 1, 2012 7:03 am

The US government has still not reached a settlement with BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, though talks continue.

Justice Department Accuses BP of “Gross Negligence” in Oil Disaster

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 6:58 am

The Justice Department, which has been more active in closing cases than pursuing them lately, has accused BP of “gross negligence” in a court filing. The language has a very particular significance; if successful, BP would owe quadruple the amount of damages under the Clean Water Act, which could lead to a total of $21 [...]

Bombshell: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Size Originally Claimed

By: Monday April 23, 2012 5:23 pm

Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) dropped a bombshell today. The two NGOs unveiled documents pertaining to the Royal Dutch Shell Oil 2008 Bodo oil pipeline spill that showed that 60 times the amount of oil Shell had originally reported spilling have actually spilled in the ravaged Niger Delta coastal town with [...]

Mutations in the Gulf: Eyeless and Lesioned Fish Found After BP Disaster

By: Thursday April 19, 2012 6:55 am

It was two years ago tomorrow that the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, leading to the largest oil spill in our nation’s history. And one of the strategies that BP and the federal government used to mask the enormity of the disaster was dispersants, the chemical liquid poured into the Gulf of Mexico in massive quantities. [...]

BP Poised for Comeback After Settlement on Oil Spill Claims

By: Monday March 5, 2012 8:15 am

As mentioned in The Roundup, BP settled with 120,000 victims of the oil disaster in the Gulf coast for a sum of $7.8 billion, all of which will come from the already allocated $20 billion oil spill fund. This result works well for BP, which can now get back to the business of exploiting world [...]

White House Accused of Deliberately Underestimating BP Oil Spill Data

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 6:21 am

I remember the gradual inflation of numbers during the BP oil disaster. First BP would say that 1,000 barrels a day was being released, when 5,000, then 10,000, and so on, never quite reaching the actual figure of 53,000 barrels a day. The government would generally back up BP’s estimates, and only changed when they [...]

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