Richard Berman Secretly Recorded Telling Fossil Fuel Industry To Wage ‘Endless War’ On Critics

By: Friday October 31, 2014 5:43 am

(Part of  Berman’s “Big Green Radicals” Ad Campaign) Richard Berman, a lobbyist nicknamed “Dr. Evil”, has made a career out of trying to thwart labor, public health and environmental groups. His specialty is known as “astroturfing”, a tactic he pioneered and has been paid to do from a good slice of Corporate America. Berman sets [...]

Obama To Bomb Iraq To Protect Advisors He Sent In, Prevent Ethnic Killing, Secure US Oil Contracts

By: Friday August 8, 2014 5:19 am

Is this Iraq War III? President Barack Obama has ordered airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS forces officially entering America into the civil war in Iraq. The bombing is supposed to stop an ethnic cleaning campaign of the Yazidis by ISIS and protect military advisors that Obama sent into the country a few months ago. Also [...]

Halliburton Manager Gets Probation For Gulf Oil Spill And Destroying Evidence

By: Wednesday January 22, 2014 5:54 am

Four years after the Deep Horizon Oil Spill, with all the big fish long free, one man was set to actually pay for his role in poisoning the gulf then destroying the evidence of it. Anthony Badalamenti was the cementing technology director for Halliburton on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Badalamenti was charged by prosecutors [...]

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 [...]

US Cites BP, Two Contractors in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 12:15 pm

The first formal citations and fines have started to roll out for the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, 18 months after the explosion that started it all. The Interior Department handed out citations to BP and some of its contractors: The citations, which could lead to millions of dollars in fines, arose from an investigation of [...]

BP Sues Other Deepwater Horizon Rig Contractors

By: Thursday April 21, 2011 7:40 am

In addition to being the anniversary of the BP oil disaster, yesterday was a deadline of sorts for lawsuits in the incident to be filed. And BP got theirs in under the wire. BP on Wednesday sued the maker of the device that failed to stop last year’s calamitous Gulf oil spill and the owner [...]

Halliburton Defies EPA Request for Information on Chemicals Used in Fracking

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 10:27 am

While Republicans try and figure out the best possible way to dismiss climate science, the EPA has quietly and gradually gone about their business. Today, they finalized rules for oil and gas facilities to report their greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA is under a Supreme Court order to regulate GHGs under the Clean Air Act, [...]

Halliburton Knew About Cement Problems at BP Well

By: Friday October 29, 2010 6:27 am

If there’s one thing Halliburton doesn’t need, it’s a blow to their reputation. They had such a sterling record up to now! Halliburton knew weeks before the fatal explosion of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that the cement mixture they planned to use to seal the bottom of the well was unstable [...]

BP Oil Disaster Hearings Will Have Corporate Execs Blaming Each Other

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 6:32 am

Later this morning, CEOs from BP and Transocean as well as executives from Halliburton will testify about the underwater volcano in the Gulf of Mexico which has to date leaked four million gallons of oil. The Senate Natural Resources Committee and the Environment and Public Works Committee will hold hearings today on the matter. Dan [...]

Army Denies Millions In Bonuses To KBR For Shoddy Work In Iraq

By: Thursday February 25, 2010 1:13 pm

This is change I can believe in. The Army will deny millions of dollars in bonuses to KBR, a division of Halliburton, for contracting work in Iraq that led to deaths: Congress has denied millions of dollars in bonuses to KBR, the military contractor linked to the death of a local soldier in Iraq. Staff [...]

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