What is a “world class” reserve of oil to BP, is “world destroying” to everyone else.
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.
BP was responsible for Deepwater Horizon, a disaster that killed 11 people and caused one of worst oil spills ever – and then they made us foot the bill.
Six years after starting a campaign to kick fossil fuel sponsorship out of cultural and arts institutions in the UK, activists from the collective, Liberate Tate, will be touring the US this month.
As the US shale industry comes under increasing scrutiny for its environmental and health impact, it has emerged that the US has secretly approved fracking offshore leading to billions of gallons of waste-water to be dumped at sea.
Oh dear, BP. Last week was a lesson in how corporate sponsorship of the arts backfires badly.
Oil giant BP sent shock-waves through the industry this morning with what has been described as a “jaw-dropping” loss.
In a major set-back for the oil giant, BP’s highly controversial application to drill in one of Australia’s last great wilderness areas, the Great Australian Bight, has been rejected for falling short of environmental standards.
Once again the veterans of the Exxon Valdez have been proved right, after their warnings about the use of toxic dispersants during the subsequent Deepwater Horizon oil spill look to have been vindicated by new academic research.