Greg Palast, Eco Watch, 20 Apr 2012
Two years before the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP off-shore rig suffered a nearly identical blow-out, but BP concealed the first one from the U.S. regulators and Congress.
Report to the President, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, January 2011
By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY, Houston Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2010
Fines of up to $4,300 a barrel, cleanup costs, other damages sought
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday sued BP and eight other companies in legal action that could force the firms to pay tens of billions of dollars in fines, cleanup costs and economic damages related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Seth Borenstein, Washington— The Associated Press, Nov. 12, 2010
Scientists say they have for the first time tracked how certain nontoxic elements of oil from the BP spill quickly became dinner for plankton, entering the food web in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Kari Lydersen and David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, August 6, 2010
MARSHALL, MICH. -- In the Summer of the Spill, history is already repeating itself, this time in Michigan.
Pipe Dreams, CBC TV News, July 20, 2010
Most news gets stale with time, but this one gets better. Listen to Enbridge's John Carruthers blather on about Enbridge's "learnings" in Wisconsin where it had to "mitigate some issues ... in terms of environmental violations".
St. Petersburg Times, July 26, 2010
The oil and gas industry's offshore safety and environmental record in the Gulf of Mexico has become a key point of debate over future drilling, but that record has been far worse than is commonly portrayed by many industry leaders and lawmakers.
By ROBBIE BROWN, New York Times, July 23, 2010
KENNER, La. — The emergency alarm on the Deepwater Horizon was not fully activated the day the oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 people and setting off the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a rig worker on Friday told a government panel investigating the accident.The worker, Mike Williams, the rig’s chief electronics technician, said the general safety alarm was habitually set to “inhibited” to avoid waking up the crew with late-night sirens and emergency lights.
Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune, July 18, 2010
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen on Sunday evening agreed to allow a cap to continue to block the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, despite the discovery of oil or natural gas seeping from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico at a location away from the well.
The Associated Press, Las Vegas Sun, July 18, 2010
It's all so familiar. A technological disaster, then a presidential commission examining what went wrong. And ultimately a discovery that while technology marches on, concern for safety lags. Technology isn't as foolproof as it seemed.
Chad Myers, CNN, July 15, 2010
They've stopped the flow ... temporarily. Click here to see how.
The Associated Press, NOLA.com, July 14, 2010
BP froze activity on two key projects Wednesday meant to choke off the flow of oil billowing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico after days of moving confidently toward controlling the crisis.
By JEFF DONN and MITCH WEISS, Associated Press, July 8, 2010
Enviro groups stunned that govt ignoring 27K wells
By BRETT CLANTON, Houston Chronicle, July 2, 2010
Gulf Coast native takes over cleanup effort
BP could plug its gushing Gulf oil well by the end of July, ahead of a projected target of August, if weather conditions permit and the drilling of relief wells keeps going smoothly, the newly appointed executive in charge of the company's response said Friday.
Emmett Mayer III, The Times-Picayune, June 30, 2010
The ultimate solution for stopping the gusher is still a relief well. Two are being drilled in the Gulf of Mexico, one as a backup. The primary well, which was started nearly two months ago, had been drilled to about 16,770 feet below the water's surface by Monday [June 28] morning.
By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, June 28, 2010
Naomi Klein, The Guardian, June 19, 2010
The Deepwater Horizon disaster is not just an industrial accident – it is a violent wound inflicted on the Earth itself. In this special report from the Gulf coast, a leading author and activist shows how it lays bare the hubris at the heart of capitalism
Environment News Service, June 18, 2010
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (ENS) - The amount of oil spewing from the broken BP wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico is likely 35,000 barrels per day, National Incident Commander U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said today, based on a new estimate from the Flow Rate Technical Group. He said BP's containment system captured about 25,000 barrels yesterday, the largest daily amount collected since the well was partly capped earlier this month.
CRAIG MCINNES, Vancouver Sun, June 9, 2010
Three Mile Island didn't slow nuclear industry and BP's Gulf debacle won't alter our dependency on cheap power
The timing of the catastrophic 1979 accident at Three Mile Island couldn't have been better for opponents of nuclear power.
Mark Forsyth, CBC Almanac, June 2, 2010
Mark Forsyth talks with guest Phil Nuytten about the Deepwater Horizon and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Bloomberg News, San Francisco Chronicle, May 31, 2010
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc said in permit applications for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that it was prepared to handle an oil spill more than ten times larger than the one now spewing crude into the waters off the southern United States.