Economism and The Idolatry of The Oil Industry

By: Sunday June 27, 2010 7:36 am

It seems clear that the environmental devastation of an entire region should take priority over the continued operation of an industry that is mired in corruption and recklessness. Perhaps it is fair that they lose some profits and some jobs as a result of this disaster.


Late Night: BREAKING — British Petroleum to Sue Pelicans for Theft of Company Assets

By: Saturday May 29, 2010 8:01 pm

BATON ROUGE — British Petroleum, whose Deepwater Horizon crude oil extraction facility has historically done so much to liberate America from a debilitating reliance upon petroleum products provided by swarthy, untrustworthy foreigners, today announced its decision to sue Louisiana-based brown pelicans in federal court for the theft of valuable company assets. “Many people have seen [...]

BP’s Made-Up Claims Make the Coast Guard and NOAA Look Incompetent

By: Friday May 21, 2010 5:15 pm

BP’s middle-of-the-night made-up claim about how much their wellhead is spilling, and the Coast Guard’s and NOAA’s repetition of that number without insisting on independent verification by outside experts and instruments, makes these federal agencies look incompetent. BP, through its duplicity and incompetence, has infected the exact agencies Americans, and especially American scientists want to work with and help: the Coast Guard & NOAA.

These agencies must free themselves from the corporate self-dealing and self-protection umbrella that BP has thrown over them.

Enormous, “Shocking” Oil Plumes Underwater in the Gulf

By: Sunday May 16, 2010 6:30 am

An independent scientific effort, funded by NOAA, has discovered “shocking” amounts of oil underwater, huge plumes that range up to three miles by ten miles wide, and about 300 feet deep, within many columns of the water in the Gulf of Mexico.

Blue Dog Founder Hired to Lobby for Transocean

By: Thursday May 13, 2010 6:12 pm

Blue Dog Caucus founder and former Oklahoma Congressman Bill Brewster’s firm Capitol Hill Consulting Group was hired to lobby lawmakers by Transocean, owner of the failed Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

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