Things just took a turn for the worse for Shell Alaska, and their scam to get two oil drilling rigs the hell out of Alaska before 2013, in order to avoid paying taxes here.
|By: EdwardTeller Friday January 4, 2013 2:19 pm|
|By: Jim White Wednesday October 20, 2010 6:04 am|
Details are beginning to emerge in the death of an Afghan prisoner on Sunday night. According to ISAF, a US soldier is in custody and a criminal investigation is underway. Hamid Karzai issued a short statement calling the death a killing by coalition forces. The New York Times recounts that one version of the story suggests the prisoner may have been trying to escape, but other Afghans who were present at the prison disagree on that point.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday June 2, 2010 8:45 am|
Given the mounting evidence that BP was using a negligent well design and proceeded with attempts to close the well in spite of signs of looming disaster, I do hope the Department of Justice gives due consideration to the deaths that such corporate negligence may have caused. Treating those 11 deaths with the seriousness it deserves may well be the only thing that might teach BP a lesson here.