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Gulf Oil Spill: The Sudden Death of Matt Simmons

Matt Simmons Has Died – Heart Attack or Murder?

Matt Simmons apparently drowned at his home Sunday night

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department says Matthew Simmons, the founder of the Ocean Energy Institute, drowned at his house on North Haven late Sunday night.

Matt Simmons Dead “Of An Apparent Heart Attack”

Must read: Matthew Simmons: Lightning Rod for Gulf Oil Controversy

Top Insurance Publication: Matt Simmons’ words now look “to have more foresight” and “less hyperbole”

[On July 26, 2010], in a subscription-only article entitled ‘Deepwater litigation has only just begun‘, the Insurance Insider discussed one of the many controversial statements by George W. Bush energy adviser Matt Simmons: “There isn’t enough money in the world to clean up the Gulf of Mexico,” said influential oil and gas analyst Matthew Simmons in June… Regarding Simmons’ statement, the publication wrote, “[It’s] a comment that now looks to have more foresight and less hyperbole than originally intended.”

Sensational Claims By Matt Simmons About The BP Leak

Internal BP Document Confirms Matt Simmons’ Worst Case Prediction Of Spill Rate Of 100,000+ Barrels Per Day

Matthew Simmons: Oil markets face ‘Pearl Harbour’

Is Matt Simmons Credible?

Simmons Discusses BP’s Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts: Video

Matt Simmons Believes Oil Covers 40% Of Gulf Beneath The Surface

Oil Spill Conflict Of Interest: Matt Simmons Is Shorting At Least 8,000 BP Shares

After busy making several outrageous comments regarding BP and the Gulf oil spill as recent as last evening, Matt Simmons abruptly announced today that he would retire from the board of Simmons & Co.–the company he founded in 1974–effective June 30….You might recall in a Bloomberg interview on May 28, Matt Simmons endorsed the nuclear option as the only viable solution for the oil spill.  later on, BP shares slid to a 14-year low, around the same time Fortune magazine (on June 9) quoted Simmons as saying BP had a month before it would file for bankruptcy.  As recent as last evening in a CNBC interview (at around 6-minute mark) Simmons also intimated that the Gulf oil leak was at 120,000 bpd, instead of the official estimate of 60,000 bpd.

FLASHBACK – Matt Simmons Video – They are Still Lying About Oil Disaster

 

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Gulf of Mexico Disaster News Round-up: “Mission Accomplished” or a Continuing Catastrophe?

Incoming BP CEO: Time for ‘scaleback’ in cleanup

US scientist says much surface Gulf oil ‘dispersed’

Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said much oil had been “biodegraded by naturally occurring bacteria”.

BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can’t Find Crude in the Gulf

Of Course Clean Up Workers Can’t Find the Oil … BP Used Dispersants to Temporarily Hide It, So Now It Will Plague the Gulf For Years

Oil causes 2,200 Gulf beach closings, warnings

Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data

NOAA Hoarding Key Data On Oil Spill Damage

Louisiana Environmental Attorney Stuart Smith Says Government Report Misleading Gulf Coast Citizens

Attorney Mike Papantonio Says BP is a Criminal, Sociopathic and Predatory Corporation

The Potemkin Gulf of Mexico: The Government and BP are Burning Carcasses, Hiding/Ignoring the Oil, Reducing Liability

Video: BP caught dumping imported sand to “clean” gulf shores

BP Insider Admits Disaster Call Center Is A Diversion, Don’t Even Take Notes…

OBAMA SAYS OIL DISASTER IS OVER WHILE DEAD FISH WASH UP IN BILOXI!

Everything’s Okay in the Gulf — Or Is It?

Suddenly BP’s oil disaster is getting an unusually high amount of positive publicity. Media reports are concluding that most of the oil has disappeared. The static kill has been successful at holding back the oil pressure, and the U.S. government issued a scientific report suggesting that 75 percent of the 4.9 million barrels of oil that gushed into the Gulf as been burned, dispersed or evaporated. But even if you assume that all of the dispersed oil has been degraded, there are still an estimated 1.3 million barrels out in the environment — five times the amount of oil released during the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. People observing beaches in southern coastal states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida say they are still covered with oil and Corexit 9500, the chemical dispersant BP sprayed to break up the oil and remove it from view. Vast areas of ocean that used to be abundant with sea life show little signs of life anywhere. Plastic bags full of dead sea birds and oil are filling landfills in the south. If millions of gallons of oil have evaporated, what are the consequences for the air quality in the Gulf? Residents have reported that in areas normally besieged by mosquitos, there is now little need for repellant. Despite the rosy reports suddenly filling the airways, damage still appears to be ongoing. There is still plenty of oil in the Gulf that cannot, and will not, be cleaned up, and that will continue to wreak damage on the environment and the economies of Gulf states.

How Much Oil is in the Water at Gulf Coast Beaches? (Video)

Video: Gulf Resident Confronts The EPA With Evidence Of BP Dumping Fake Sand On Beach To Cover Oil

Senior EPA Analyst: “Government [Agencies] Have Been Sock Puppets for BP In This Cover Up”

Video: Former BP Contractor Becomes Tell-All Whistleblower

Gulf Oil Disaster: Is The Loop Current Breaking Down?

BP Oil Poisons the Gulf of Mexico’s Food Chain

Scientists Say Gulf Spill May Permanently Alter Food Chain

Geochemist in Gulf says “When it rains, a lot of junk comes down from the particulate”

BP Gulf Oil Spill Fishing Waters Reopened Despite Lack Of Testing Required By Federal Protocols

Disaster on a Small Scale: How the Gulf Spill’s Devastation Works Its Way From Plankton to Pelicans

BP Committing Ecocide on Islands in Gulf

BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle

Hiring prison labor is more than a way for BP to save money while cleaning up the biggest oil spill in history. By tapping into the inmate workforce, the company and its subcontractors get workers who are not only cheap but easily silenced—and they get lucrative tax write-offs in the process.

Oil spill permeates the Gulf’s most productive environments

Invisible Contamination: How the BP Spill Might Be Poisoning People Without Their Knowing It

Residents outraged: BP dumping oily waste in Gulf landfills

Video: BP Fisherman: Oysters are All Dead

USCG complicit in Alabama Gulf beach oil cover-up

BP’s paid less than half of claims

Video: BP Whistleblower: ‘What This Company Is Doing To This Country Right Now Is Just Wrong’

BP ‘cuts payments to 40,000′ over incomplete claims forms

Former Contractor: BP Not Interested In Cleaning Up Oil Spill

The Gulf oil disaster truth

From environmentalists and wildlife specialists to fisherman and businessmen along the Gulf Coast the message is the same: BP is not only strangling the news of what is actually occurring in the Gulf of Mexico with the oil disaster but has co-opted key federal regulatory and oversight agencies to advance its agenda and that of its oil partners, including Halliburton, Anadarko, and Transocean…The EPA is also remaining mute on air quality reports from Venice that show that on May 7 hydrogen sulfide in the air was measured at 1192 parts per billion. Five parts per billion is considered hazardous to human health. In addition, the May 7 reports show that benzene levels in the air were measured at 5000 parts per billion, again in the health danger zone. Propylene glycol, a major component in Corexit 9500, is being measured in Gulf waters at 150 times its lethal concentration.

Gulf Oil Spill-Bioremediation Solution Restores Environment in Just Six Weeks

Cleaning Up Oil Spills with Mushrooms and Hair!

“Rock Breathing” Bacteria Could Help Soak Up Oil Spill in Gulf

A fast, inexpensive way to clean up the oil slick and it won’t enrich Goldman Sachs

Gulf of Mexico Has Long Been a Sink of Pollution

Steady stream of spills taints gulf

A total of 517,847 barrels of oil were dumped in region from 1964 to 2009, federal records show.

Evidence Indicates Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster Was Engineered And Prolonged By Design

SEC Probes BP Potential Insider Trading: Sources

Evidence Points To BP Oil Spill False Flag

– Sales of shares and stocks in days and weeks beforehand

– Halliburton link, acquisition of cleanup company days before explosion

– BP report cites undocumented tampering with well sealing equipment

– Government uses disaster to push for Carbon Tax, Nationalization talk

Censored Gulf news: State-sponsored terrorism targets Deep South for Agenda 21 (Pt1)

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Corexit News Round-up: Toxic Health Effects, Sinking Oil and Creation of New Problems

Whistleblower: BP used dispersants to hide oil

For quite some time, many bloggers and journalists following the BP-Corexit story, including me, have made the allegation that BP may have been experimenting by dumping over a million gallons of toxic dispersants into the ocean because they were desperately trying to prevent the oil from hitting the beaches.

The Gulf Coast, Corexit and BPs Clean Up

Corexit Kills; Update on the Oil Disaster and the Chemical Rape of the Gulf

Corexit Poisoning: Coast Guard and Obama Administration Betray the People and Country They Are Sworn to Protect

BP says over 15% of oil cleanup workers show high levels of Corexit dispersant toxin; Figure likely much higher via NYTimes

EPA WhistleBlower – Public Can’t Handle the Truth Regarding Corexit9500

Video: EPA Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill? Part 1 – Democracy NOW!

Gulf Oil Spill Dispersants Raise Concerns – Water looks like, “gelatinous toxic soup”

Feds/BP Covering Up Lethality/Dispersal depth Of Corexit

Well, Corexit is one of a number of dispersants, that are toxic, that are used to atomize the oil and force it down the water column so that it’s invisible to the eye. In this case, these dispersants were used in massive quantities, almost two million gallons so far, to hide the magnitude of the spill and save BP money.  And the government—both EPA, NOAA, etc.—have been sock puppets for BP in this cover-up.  Now, by hiding the amount of spill, BP is saving hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in fines, and so, from day one, there was tremendous economic incentive to use these dispersants to hide the magnitude of the gusher that’s been going on for almost three months…..

People who work near [Corexit] are hemorrhaging internally [but the] EPA now is taking the position that they really don’t know how dangerous it is, even though if you read the label, it tells you how dangerous it is.…  for example, in the Exxon Valdez case, people who worked with dispersants, most of them are dead now.  The average death age is around fifty.  It’s very dangerous, and it’s an economic—it’s an economic protector of BP, not an environmental protector of the public.

Gulf Dispersants: BP and Nalco Play Toxic Roulette

BP has dumped almost two million gallons of dispersants from Nalco in the Gulf of Mexico that is disguising the extent of the Deepwater spill and the inability of existing technology to mitigate the disaster. Even if BP eventually staunches the hemorrhage of oil, devastating toxins will linger for decades.

Chemical Dispersants and Crude Oil – Efficacy and Toxicity

Water sample “exploded” when chemist tested for oil; “Most likely” methane or Corexit

Leaked Corexit Information

Video: Dispersants Do Nothing But Hide Oil & Kill Cleanup Workers

MSNBC REPORTING THAT COREXIT IS KILLING CLEAN UP WORKERS!!

BP, Coast Guard ignored order to stop using dispersants: report

“HUGE discrepancies”: 1.8 million gallons of dispersant “now in question”, “Either BP was lying to Congress or to the Coast Guard”

For example, in one approval request, one of BP’s top executives, Doug Suttles, claimed that the maximum daily application of dispersants on the surface in the days preceding June 16, 2010 was 3,360 gallons on June 12. However, an examination of the dispersant totals BP provided to congressional staff in its daily “Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response Updates” indicates that on June 11, BP said it applied 14,305 gallons of the chemical on the surface; on June 13, 36,000 gallons; and on June 14, 10,706 gallons.

According to publicly disclosed amounts on DeepwaterHorizonResponse.com, more than 1.8 million gallons of toxic dispersants were used to break up the oil as it came out of the well, as well as after it reached the ocean surface. The validity of those numbers are now in question.

Oil Spill Dispersants Shifting Ecosystem Impacts in Gulf, Scientists Warn

Congressman “BP often carpet bombed the ocean with chemicals”

Dispersants flowed freely in gulf

*BREAKING* Tulane researchers indicate COREXIT now in blue crab larvae from Florida to Texas; Bio-accumulation fears (VIDEO)

Dispersants “more than the amount of oil spilled in any single accident prior to the BP disaster”

BP oil spill Corexit dispersants suspected in widespread crop damage

Toxic Dispersants Near Gulf Harm Humans and Wildlife

Marine biologist claims US Coast Guard involved in Corexit spraying

Environmental & Health Effects of Oil Dispersants a Mystery to BP and the Government

Video: Grand Isle LA townhall meeting reveals BP continues to use dispersants

Tests suggest oil dispersant washing up on Alabama beaches

Censored Gulf eyewitness testimonies of coughing up blood and other horror stories

Censored Gulf news: People bleeding internally, millions poisoned says ‘EPA whistleblower’

40% Of Residents Exposed To BP Gulf Oil Spill Suffer From Respiratory Problems And Skin Lesions

Along Gulf Coast, BP Spill Vapors Could Be Up Your Nose & On Your Head

Video: Gulf toxicologist: Shrimpers exposed to Corexit “bleeding from the rectum”

New BP Data Show 20% of Gulf Spill Responders Exposed to Chemical That Sickened Valdez Workers

Video: 128 BP Oil Cleanup Workers Sickened in Louisiana – Told NOT to go to Public Hospitals!

Video: Gulf Residents Are Being Used As Lab Rats, Grand Isle Resident Tells All

Toxicologist: Oil/Corexit mix caused heart trouble, organ damage, rectal bleeding

1,500 oil cleanup workers sickened says BP’s lead doctor in Gulf

Environmental & Health Effects of Oil Dispersants a Mystery to BP and the Government

‘People Are Getting Sick,’ Cleanup Worker Says

“It’s a lot thicker then you see on TV. It’s a lot worse. It’s everywhere. The smell is outrageous. People (were) getting sick all the time. They don’t really tell you what it is, why people are getting sick, but they were MedEvac-ing people left and right,” Bourgeois said. “I have personally dealt with headaches and feeling bad. It’s a lot different then what you see sitting at the house.”

Grand Isle Town Hall, Residents Speak Out, Disaster Destroying the Gulf and it’s People

Oil disaster causes persistent public health crisis: Large number of children with medical and psychological problems

Thousands in Gulf Suffer from Misdiagnosed Skin Lesions

Growing Health Crisis in the Gulf

The combination of millions of gallons of oil and dispersants has made large areas of the Gulf toxic and dangerous, marine toxicologist Ricki Ott saying if she lived there with children she’d leave – based on her firsthand experience after the 1989 Prince William Sound, Alaska Exxon Valdez disaster and subsequent research, documented in her books titled, “Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill” and “Not One Drop – Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.”

Ongoing today, the legacy includes criminal negligence, bankruptcies, destroyed lives and livelihoods, domestic violence, severe anxiety, trauma, PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, serious illnesses, suicides, massive loss of plant and wildlife, and vast ecological destruction from the 30 million or more gallons spilled, the State of Alaska’s conservative estimate, not Exxon’s 11 million figure, its lowball claim to hide the disaster’s magnitude and minimize its liability.

The Gulf catastrophe is infinitely greater, estimates up to three or more Exxon Valdez incidents (using Exxon’s figure) a week until capped. Yet some experts think another seabed hole (a few miles from the Macondo well) is emitting 100,000 or more barrels daily, greatly compounding the growing disaster, added to more by numerous small leaks, five or more alone in BP’s Macondo well – the “well from hell,” according to some.

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Deepwater Horizon Blame Game Continues: More Violations and Corruption Emerges

Oil Rig’s Owner Had Safety Issue at Three Other Wells

What the Oil-Rig Cook Saw: Corruption, Mostly

Transocean gets 249 lawsuits, claims over oil spill

BP Adviser: “Not sure” if it’s their job to deal with long-term effects of toxic dispersants; Shifts blame to Thad Allen and EPA

BP Expected to Be Fined 21 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Disaster

U.S. Puts Oil Spill Total at Nearly 5 Million Barrels

As federal panel probes oil spill, picture emerges of a series of iffy decisions

If there is no smoking gun in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it is because there is smoke coming from so many places.

Contractor: BP Pumped Unusual Chemicals Into Well Before Explosion

Deepwater Horizon Survivors Kept in Seclusion After Rig Explosion, Coerced Into Signing Legal Waivers

A Key Piece in the Oil Leak Story: Two Sections of Drill Pipe Lodged in the Blowout Preventer

BP testimony: Officials knew of key safety problem on rig

BP Coverup and the Criminal Pursuit of Profit: Deepwater Horizon Workers knew of Problems before Explosion

Matt Simmons latest: Cap test a “total diversion”; “Biggest environmental coverup ever” (4 Interviews)

Oil Rig’s Siren Was Kept Silent, Technician Says

BP Continued Drilling Despite Report of Leak, Official Says

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A Heinous Sleight of Hand: Have We Been Watching the Wrong Leak?

Video: BP Coverup: A Tell of two Wells

BP’s biggest cover up? We don’t even know which well we are looking at.

BP Disaster: Russian Expert, Oil from 18 different sources

“Five Leaks in and Around BP’s Well”?

Admiral Allen: “Gas Seep is from the Rigel Gas Field” … Did BP Accidentally Tap Into the Rigel Gas Field?

VIDEO: Oil Oozing Out of the Ground in Louisiana

They Knew: BP Was Trying to Seal Seafloor Cracks in February; White House Was Warned

WE ALREADY KNEW LAST MAY THERE IS A BREECH IN THE WELL CASING BELOW THE SURFACE

BP oil admits to Gas & Oil leaking from ocean floor 7km away from Drill well site

BP Says Seepage From Ocean Floor Is NOT Related To Deepwater Horizon

BREAKING: Feds claim ‘seep’ 3 km away came from ANOTHER offshore oil facility

Top Expert: There Were No Natural Seeps Within 3 Kilometers of Blown Out Well

Gulf oil Spill Sea Floor Leak Now confirmed

Top Expert: There Were No Natural Seeps Within 3 Kilometers of Blown Out Well

BP And Feds Stonewalling Congress About Well Bore Integrity, Sea Floor Leaks

Feds find Multiple Methane , Oil Leaks From BOP and Sea Floor

BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

The evidence is growing stronger and stronger that there is substantial damage beneath the sea floor. Indeed, it appears that BP officials themselves have admitted to such damage. This has enormous impacts on both the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf, and the prospects for quickly stopping the leak this summer.

More bad news for BP as arsenic levels rise in seawater around the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Oil Spill “Could Go on Years and Years” …

The Obama Administration and senior BP officials are frantically working not to stop the world’s worst oil disaster, but to hide the true extent of the actual ecological catastrophe. Senior researchers tell us that the BP drilling hit one of the oil migration channels and that the leakage could continue for years unless decisive steps are undertaken, something that seems far from the present strategy.

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The Gulf Coast is now a Police State run by British Petroleum

Video: Louisiana resident Kindra Arnesen was given unprecedented access to BP’s ‘response’ on the Louisiana Gulf.  This is her informed and heartbreaking message.  Please share with all of your friends and family.

BP Gives Unlimited Behind-the-Scenes Access to One Woman, Who Says BP’s Response is Fake: Clean-Up Equipment Taken Away as Soon as Officials Leave

Contractor: BP Is Trying To Hide Dead Animals, Since The Ocean Will Eventually Wash Away The Evidence

In recent weeks, reporters and photographers for major news organizations around the country have been speaking out about the attempts by BP to prevent them from getting a first-hand look at the Gulf Coast oil spill. A CBS News crew was threatened with arrest when it tried to photograph the spill, and a BP representative in Louisiana told a Mother Jones reporter that she couldn’t visit the Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge without a BP escort.

BP Is Destroying Evidence and Censoring Journalists

BP hires private security contractors to guard ‘black water’

BP Now Owns the Airspace Above the Spill, Too – Bars Journalists From Flying Over It

Health expert: BP running Gulf like a ‘prison warden’

Arrest For Filming Oil Spill, BY BP CONTRACTORS: BP’s Rules, NOT OURS

BP Tells Cleanup Workers They’ll Be Fired If They Wear Respirators

Human rights group: BP discouraging crews from using respirators

“In all three states that I’ve visited, fishermen said when they went out to work on the cleanup, that if they tried to bring respirators they were told it was unnecessary equipment and would only spread hysteria…When I went out with eleven people, we had respirators on and within half an hour, all of our eyes were burning and our throats were closing and we all had headaches…The workers are concerned that this is the only job in town and if the go outside what BP tells them to do they might lose the only job they could get”

Who Died And Made BP The King Of The Gulf Of Mexico?

In recent weeks, BP has almost seemed more interested in keeping the American people away from the oil spill than in actually cleaning it up.
Journalists are being pushed around and denied access, disaster workers are being intimidated and abused and now BP has even go so far as to hire an army of private mercenaries to enforce their will along the Gulf coast. Are we suddenly living in occupied Iraq? How in the world did a foreign oil company get the right to start pointing guns at the American people? The last time I checked, BP did not own the Gulf of Mexico and did not have the right to tell the American people where they can and cannot go.

With video: Allegations Emerge BP Is Dumping Sand To Cover Oil

Whistle blower to testify on oil spill worst fear:BP deliberately sinks oil with Corexit as cover up

Gulf Coast now a BP police state as law enforcement conspires with BP to intimidate journalists

The BP/Government police state

Louisiana Police Pull Over Activist at Behest of BP

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Deepwater Horizon Blame Game: details on lack of permits, untested methods, decade-old safety warnings, and more

Gulf oil spill: BP has a long record of legal, ethical violations

Over the past two decades, BP subsidiaries have been convicted three times of environmental crimes in Alaska and Texas, including two felonies. It remains on probation for two of them.

BP’s Horrible Safety Record: It’s Got 760 OSHA Fines, Exxon Has Just 1

BP’s Oil Spill is Latest Crime in a History of Plunder

From the 1953 CIA Overthrow of Democracy in Iran, to the Iraq War, to the Criminal Gulf Catastrophe and Deaths, BP Was There

BP Has a History of Blasts and Oil Spills

Meet Anadarko, The Oil Company Struggling To Get Off The Hook For The Gulf Spill

Exclusive: BP Bills Anadarko $272 Million In Gulf Spill Response

BP oil spill caused by ‘negligence or misconduct’, says drilling partner [Anadarko]

BP warned of rig fault ten years ago

Gulf of Mexico oil spill: Transocean-BP rig had safety valve problem in UK

Attorney: Deepwater Horizon Managers Knew About Oil Rig Problem Before Explosion

BP Aware Of Cracks In Oil Well Two Months Before Explosion

BP Engineer, Five Days Before Explosion, Called Rig ‘Nightmare Well’ [Emails]

BP Smoking Gun? Oil Giant Skipped Critical Testing Hours Before Explosion

BP had 3 indications of trouble in hour before blast

BP ignored warnings on Gulf well: investigators

Oil regulator ignored red flags

Documents Show Earlier Worries About Safety of Rig

Killed Transocean oil worker was fiercely concerned about BP safety standards

BP didn’t test mud prior to critical pipeline procedure, driller testifies

Safety fluid was removed before oil rig exploded in Gulf

BP and Halliburton’s Role in the Gulf Oil Disaster– Well Casing Horror Story

BP Atlantis rig plans never received proper approvals, former contractor says

BP Used Riskier Method to Seal Oil Well Before Blast

Days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose a type of casing that it knew was the riskier [Ed: cheaper] of two options, a BP document showed.

Criminal Negligence: Despite Knowing It Had a Damaged Blowout Preventer, BP STILL Cut Corners By Removing the Single Most Important Safety Measure

16X Fewer Federal Safety Inspections on Deepwater Horizon Than Required

Oil inspectors let companies fill in own audits, while one admitted getting high on meth, report says

U.S. exempted BP’s Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study

The Cover-up: BP’s Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster

Dispersants Might Be INCREASING Damage From Gulf Oil Spill

Florida State scientist: NOAA ignores spill findings

BP To Gov’t Last Year: We Can Handle A 300,000 Barrels-Per-Day Spill Just Fine

BP’s Top Two Officials On Rig Are No-Shows At Crucial Hearing

BP’s spill plan: they knew where it would go, that ecology would never recover, “No toxicity studies” on dispersants

Why Is It So Hard to Stop the Oil Gusher, Why Was Such Extreme Deepwater Drilling Allowed in the First Place?

Contractor: BP Is Trying To Hide Dead Animals, Since The Ocean Will Eventually Wash Away The Evidence

In recent weeks, reporters and photographers for major news organizations around the country have been speaking out about the attempts by BP to prevent them from getting a first-hand look at the Gulf Coast oil spill. A CBS News crew was threatened with arrest when it tried to photograph the spill, and a BP representative in Louisiana told a Mother Jones reporter that she couldn’t visit the Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge without a BP escort.

BP Is Destroying Evidence and Censoring Journalists