As millions of people digest the saturated press coverage of the mid-terms, and wonder what the next two-years of a chaotic and destructive Trump Presidency will mean with the Republican loss of the House, it is easy to miss other issues that were also voted on this week.
What is a “world class” reserve of oil to BP, is “world destroying” to everyone else.
Last week, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May hosted the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, for a meeting at Downing Street, which included the signing of a new energy deal between BP and the Azerbaijan State Oil Company
You would have thought that having been responsible for the largest offshore oil spill in US history, the Deepwater Horizon, which spilled an estimated 4 million barrels of oil into the sea, and cost you $65 billion, that as a company you would see oil spills as something to be avoided.
A new study on Coast Guard workers who responded to the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 finds increased levels of exposure to toxic disperants led to a higher prevalence of coughing, shortness of breath, and more reporting of wheezing, skin rashes, vomiting and diarrhea.
A new expose published today reveals how BP, working closely with the British government, has been “side-stepping” sanctions introduced after the Russian annexation of Crimea.
Oil giant BP’s controversial sponsorship of the British Museum was once again put under the spotlight over the weekend, when some 100 activists from the theatre group, “BP or not BP?” protested against the company’s current exhibition: “Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia”.
There’s a battle taking place over how we think our energy future will unfold. And tomorrow, the organization that arguably holds a near monopoly over how most decision-makers perceive this future – the International Energy Agency (IEA) – will release its latest volley.
Amidst the continued dire warnings about climate change, censored scientists and stranded assets, the oil industry keeps on doing what it does best: keeps on belligerently looking for more oil and gas
Government handouts to boost BP’s private profits massively exceed the firm’s sponsorship of the arts – it’s time to cut these dirty ties once and for all.