BP Begins to Cap Well; Legacy of Failure Remains

By: Tuesday July 13, 2010 5:15 pm

BP sucessfully installed their new, tighter cap on the Macondo well yesterday, and will now begin testing the valves and the other functions. The goal is to fully capture all of the leaking oil from the well, and officials believe they can achieve that goal. This would not stop the drilling of the relief wells, seen as key to permanently closing up the spill.


Carol Browner on BP Efforts to Contain Gusher: It’s Going to Get Worse

By: Sunday May 30, 2010 5:00 pm

Carol Browner, the President’s adviser on environment and climate change, said on Face the Nation that BP’s next effort after “top kill” failed to staunch the gusher could make things even worse, and that we may be facing months of uncontrolled oil/gas gushing into the Gulf.

BP Suspends “Top Kill” Again After “Junk Shot” Hasn’t Stopped Gusher [Update: It Resumes]

By: Friday May 28, 2010 2:40 pm

The New York Times is reporting that BP suspended its “top kill” efforts late last night after it became apparent the effort to clog up the Blowout preventer with a “junk shot” was failing to keep mud from gushing out the BOP and riser pipe.

Rep. John Hall Questions BP’s Greenwashing Campaign

By: Thursday May 20, 2010 3:45 pm

In yesterday’s Transportation Committee hearing, Rep. John Hall (D-NY) hammered BP American President Lamar McKay about something a number of others have, as well: the amount of money BP has spent on greenwashing of late. Sounds like Hall would like to prevent businesses from deducting such expenses in the future.

Senate Committee Hearing on BP Oil Disaster (Part 2): It Still Hasn’t Sunk In

By: Wednesday May 12, 2010 9:56 am

Committee hearings Tuesday contained no explicit admissions that anyone had done something wrong, but the second hearing helped focus on the breakdown in the environmental review process. That’s a legal timebomb.

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