Big Coal Plays Dirty

September 3, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

One of America’s top reporters who exposes the antics of the coal industry is being sued for libel by one of the largest independent coal barons. Ken Ward JR, who has been labelled as “one of the nation’s top coal reporters” by Columbia Journalism Review, is being sued by Murray Energy and its owner Bob … Read More

BP and the Attack on Academic Freedom

June 7, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Two leading oceanographers who worked on the impact of BP’s devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill have accused BP of attacking academic freedom after the oil giant successfully subpoenaed thousands of confidential emails related to their research. The two scientists, Richard Camilli and Christopher Reddy, from the respected Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, have had to give … Read More

BP Trial “Close to Settlement”

February 27, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

So the trial of the century may not happen after all. This morning, lawyers representing over 116,000 plaintiffs had been due in court in New Orleans to begin the trial against BP and other defendants resulting from the Deepwater Horizon. The trial could have lasted two years. Documents in the case run to more than … Read More