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 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.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Introduces “Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act”

By: Tuesday December 13, 2011 12:20 pm

A passel of Occupy Wall Street activists will meet with leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus today, specifically about legislative issues: Ten organizers from New York’s OWS group will speak to the caucus about their legislative priorities, according to an email sent to Members and obtained by Roll Call. “This is the very first meeting [...]

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