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Along Gulf, Many Wary of Promises After Spill

May 12, 2010, 11:08 am

New York Times

People who live along the Gulf Coast know that a promise of money is not nearly as nice as it sounds. It means waiting and waiting, and raising a fuss, and then waiting some more, and consulting lawyers and talking to bureaucrats, and still waiting, and in some cases just giving up.

Deepwater Horizon Well Failed Key Test

May 12, 2010, 10:18 am

Wall Street Journal

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman said Wednesday that BP PLC officials told House investigators that the Deepwater Horizon well did not pass a key pressure test the morning of the April 20 explosion.

Texas judge bars BP from destroying spill records

May 12, 2010, 8:34 am

Associated Press

A judge in Houston has extended an order barring BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and other parties in the Gulf oil spill from destroying documents, e-mails and other possible evidence in lawsuits.

Oil executives face U.S. Congress on Gulf spill

May 11, 2010, 9:35 am

Originally Posted at www.reuters.com

Protesters and angry lawmakers greeted top executives of companies involved with the Gulf of Mexico's massive oil spill at a U.S. congressional hearing in which the company leaders were poised to blame each other for the unfolding environmental disaster.

BP shareholder sues executives over oil spill

May 11, 2010, 8:52 am

Associated Press

A BP shareholder has filed suit against the corporation's top executives because of the offshore rig disaster that has led to the growing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

Slick Operator

May 10, 2010, 3:32 pm

How British oil giant BP used all the political muscle money can buy to fend off regulators and influence investigations into corporate neglect.

Despite clout, BP awaits tough questioning

May 10, 2010, 3:26 pm

With millions of dollars invested in campaign donations and an all-star lobbying team, BP executives could give an advanced class in how to build influence in Washington. But with millions of gallons of leaking oil bearing down on Gulf Coast beaches and bayous, they could also teach how to lose it.

Workers tell of the night their oil rig exploded

May 10, 2010, 9:28 am

New York Times - Originally posted by Ian Urbina and Justin Gills

Workers who were on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig share their stories of the tragic explosion.

Along Gulf, Many Wary of Promises After Spill

May 10, 2010, 8:37 am

It is too early to tell how the maddeningly unpredictable oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico will affect the economies that depend on the ocean and its edible inhabitants. And it is too early to judge how BP will act in providing compensation for economic losses. But recent experience does not provide comfort.

Previous BP Accidents Blamed On Safety Lapses

May 9, 2010, 2:54 pm

In the past five years, two high-profile accidents have occurred at BP facilities -- one at a Texas refinery, another at a pipeline in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay.

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