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BP’s Problems Are More Than 6 Inches Deep

BP keeps shooting itself in the foot with bad decisions and shady practices, even at a time when they have the opportunity to quickly strive for public trust. From its already backed-up victim compensation program to its regulations regarding public beach accessibility, BP continues to try and take blame for the Gulf Oil Spill without actually dealing with the full repercussions.

In a supposedly generous offer by BP, attorney Kenneth Feinberg has decided that BP will not be subtracting the funds paid to BP clean-up crews from their victim compensation for the damages from the spill. In other words, BP… Continue reading

The Well is Dead, but BP (and Oil) Remains

The notorious Gulf oil well is finally dead. On Sunday, Thad Allen announced that the BP oil well, having caused the worst spill in history, was stopped for good on Sunday with a permanent cement plug.

 

 

Once the application of the cement plug was completed, a successful pressure test was also administered and passed.

Although oil remains in the water and continues to wash ashore, residents of the region can rest easier knowing that well is no longer active.

So far, the oil spill has cost BP $9.5 billion in clean up. That number is separate from the… Continue reading

A Threat to Jobs in the Gulf: The Drilling Moratorium

Even though the BP well is planned to be fully plugged sometime on Sunday, disputes over employment loss are just heating up.

 

Beyond the debate amongst major companies like BP and Transocean over who caused the worst oil spill in history, disputes are brewing over employment lost due to the Moratorium put on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico by the Obama Administration.

A report released Thursday by the Obama Administration states that, although predictions showed between 8,000 and 12,000 jobs lost due to the moratorium, the current evidence shows little, if any, job loss in the region.… Continue reading

BP Stops Testing Oil Cap

Today, the US Government requested that BP hold off on its testing procedures of the containment cap due to worries that an unforeseen incident could make the spill worse.


Thad Allen Update: Oil Spill Containment Cap


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