fix articles 2716, deepwater horizon
Controversy Over Shell's Arctic Drilling Continues (tags)
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BP Settlement Sells Out Gulf Ecosystem and Residents (tags)
President Obama's settlement with BP for 7.8 billion does not cover the costs of ecosystem clean-up and the losses sustained by the fishing industries of the region. The people of the Gulf depend upon a healthy fishery as do the pelicans and other birds that comsume fish. Covering the Gulf in oil because the emergency safety valve wasn't installed is a serious error that needs to be made an example of. BP was let off easy by the U.S. government in the interests of protecting corporate oil profits.
Greg Palast Presents "Vultures’ Picnic" in San Diego (tags)
Though Greg Palast presented the manuscript of his book "Vultures' Picnic" to his publisher well before the Occupy movement started, when he spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote the book he made the line, "This is why we occupy," the refrain of his speech. Palast framed his tales of corporate greed and government enabling into a brief of support for the Occupy movement and its challenge to the "1 percent."
Book Review: "The Great Crash or the Century Crisis" by Elmar Altvater (tags)
Capitalism is at an end and the whole world is drawn into the mess. Preventing this is an ethical imperative and a political duty. The multiple crisis has dragged on for years. The political class allows this to happen. Political answers to the debacle can only be found with clarity on causes.
Our economic system has no future (tags)
A sustainable future requires facing the realities of waste and speculation. The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The economy should serve humankind, not vice versa.
BTL:How Much Pain is Necessary to Break U.S. Addiction to Fossil Fuels? (tags)
Interview with Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Fukushima Mon Horreur - The Dream of Economic Reason Gives Birth to Tremendous Catastrophe (tags)
In "Anti-Duhring," Frederick Engels explained that nature also has a history and that capitalism tends to destroy its own foundations and nature. The negative is bound to the positive as conservation of energy is bound to transformation of energy.
BTL:Economic and Political Power of Oil Industry Succeeds in Weakening Deep Water Drilling (tags)
Interview with Antonia Juhasz, author of "Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill" , conducted by Scott Harris
Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America's Gulf (tags)
Increasing Fukushima Dangers (tags)
America's Gulf Disaster: Accidental or Deliberate? (tags)
criminal malfeasance involved
Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
America's Gulf: An Ongoing Catastrophic Disaster (tags)
Obama complicity in worst ever environmental crime
America's Gulf: Ongoing Coverup and Denial (tags)
covering up the greatest ever environmental crime
Kick It Like Roosevelt (tags)
The October 2 "One Nation" demonstration in Washington DC is a call for government job creation in the face of mass unemployment and human pain. FDR's creation of 4 million jobs within 4 months is an example of government responding to crisis.
BTL:Oil Industry Organizes "Astroturf" Rallies to Fight Stronger Regulation (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
San Bruno - Natural Gas Pipeline Safety is a Myth! (tags)
San Bruno, CA - Following another deadly natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion, it becomes clear that there are few safety standards and the promises of safety made by natural gas pipeline operator corporations like PG&E, El Paso and others are nothing less than blatant deceptions of the public trust. Federal regulators at PHMSA are beholden to corporate interests, NOT to public safety.
A REPUBLICAN CHICKEN HOUSE FOX WILL NEVER FIND OUR U.S. TAXPAYER$ TARP EGG$ .... (tags)
STOLEN AMERICAN BUSH JR~ROVE TAXPAYERS PONZI TARP FUNDING BAILOUT $$ WILL NEVER BE RECOVERED WITH ANYTHING OTHER THEN AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION BY INDEPENDENT U.S. POLITICO'S .....
BP's Insidious Coverup and Propaganda Campaign: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (tags)
"Yesterday I spoke with Clint Guidry, a Louisiana fisherman who is on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and the Shrimp Harvester Representative on the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force created by Executive Order of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Right now, there is more oil in Barataria Bay than there has been since this whole thing started on April 20,” Guidry told me." BP oil is now turning up under the shells of post-larval blue crabs all across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Nearly all the crab larvae collected to date by researchers, from Grand Isle, Louisiana all the way over to Pensacola, Florida, have oil under their shells. Further analysis is showing that the crabs likely also contain BP’s Corexit dispersant. On August 5th it was reported that a pair of fishermen in Mississippi “made an alarming discovery that has many wondering what’s happening below the surface” of the Gulf of Mexico. They found several full-sized crabs filled with oil." To para phrase Orwell: "If you're going to lie, lie big!"
Oil Pollution and Organized Irresponsibility (tags)
The question of the responsibility of corporations is raised in principle in the historic environmental disaster at the Gulf of Mexico. The legislation leaves open many loopholes.
Leak Hampers BP Effort to Shut Off Well and Halt Spill (tags)
ABOARD THE RESOLUTE, 50 miles off Louisiana — BP stopped collecting oil from its runaway well on Wednesday afternoon, laying the groundwork for a critical test that could halt the rush of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since the disaster began three months ago. The test involves closing valves on a new tight-fitting cap to increase pressure in the well, so that BP can assess the rest of the well’s condition.
Have you read about these political corruptions done in The American People's" name? (tags)
Move On listed more recent corruptions doccumented and verified that are seldom so succinctly listed nor admitted. No matter which side you want to identify with, these blatant corruptions of corporations and governent .Here is a list with comments about what needs to be done by each one of us...that means YOU too !
Criminal Investigation of BP Shut Down by Bush Regime (tags)
Evidence points to Bush policies that stopped a criminal investigation into BP's environmental crimes, taking action then would have forced BP to implement preventative measures. Having a tested back-up plan in case of deep water oil spill was needed, though both Bush and Obama failed to check up on BP's plans following a well rupture.
Disaster in the Gulf (tags)
potentially unstoppable and catastrophic
Salazar Declares Shallow Water Drilling “Safe,” Lifts Drilling Injunction (tags)
Important new legal posture
BTL:Toxic Chemical Dispersants Used on Gulf Oil Spill Endangers Marine Life and Cleanup Wo (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
In Flight From Reality (tags)
"America's current dependence on energy imports and its rising levels of indebtedness due to the pursuit of wars of choice in Iraq and Afghanistan to secure a position of advantage in the competition for access to the energy resources of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf..."
The BP oil spill and American capitalism (tags)
"BP of course has done us wrong, as all corporations do. But it is capitalism that should be put on trial. This is an opportunity to move the people to that understanding. All who stand for progress and human advancement must seize this moment. In every conversation, every letter to the editor, every email, every blog post and every twit we must work to put the transformation to a different society on the table. Only an economy based on fairness and sharing can save us from the disease of capitalism that is ravaging this earth. Now is a time to scream this from every corner of the globe. In our groups and associations and as individuals we can begin this now. We may not stop until we have a new world!"
BP and Administration Lies, Deceit and Coverup in the Gulf (tags)
The Gulf is now a crime scene
Washington-Industry Complicity Behind the Gulf Disaster (tags)
Blame Washington-industry complicity
Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf (tags)
"Many scientists had hoped the dispersants would cause oil droplets to spread so widely that they would be less of a problem in any one place. If it turns out that is not happening, the strategy could come under greater scrutiny. Dispersants have never been used in an oil leak of this size a mile under the ocean, and their effects at such depth are largely unknown."
CA Governor Candidate Alexander, SPUSA: BP Oil Spill a Crime not a Disaster (tags)
The explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig that released millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has been called a “Disaster” by many. It isn’t a disaster. It is a crime.
Lessons from the Gulf (tags)
Gulf spill potentially greatest ever environmental disaster
Gulf oil spill threatens economic, environmental catastrophe (tags)
"According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig lacked a device called an acoustic switch that could have shut off the flow of oil. The remote controlled device sends acoustic impulses through the water that can trigger an underwater valve to shut down the well. All offshore rigs have one main switch to shut off the flow of oil by closing a valve located on the ocean floor. There is also supposed to be a backup, a so-called “dead man,” that will shut down the well in the event of a catastrophe on the rig. Apparently neither of these devices worked on the Deepwater Horizon rig. The crewmembers who would have been closest to the shutoff switch are among those missing and presumed dead. With an acoustic trigger a crew can shut down a well even if the rig is damaged or evacuated. However, BP, which reported profits of $5.598 billion for the first quarter of 2010, vigorously resisted changes to US regulations that would have required acoustic triggers on deep sea rigs, citing effectiveness and costs, about $500,000 per unit. Compliant US regulators agreed, saying other backup plans were sufficient. They called the acoustic triggers unreliable and prone to causing unnecessary shutdowns."