Solyndra Execs to Plead the Fifth at House Energy and Commerce Witch Hunt

By: Wednesday September 21, 2011 2:00 pm

Solyndra executives are being hauled before a GOP House Committee today, the latest props in the conservative right’s war on clean energy. The House Energy and Commerce Committee wants to bat them around a bit and also use them as a way to point out alleged White House corruption. But the executives will plead the fifth instead.

 

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.

GOP Congressman Calls on Barton to Step Down from Ranking Committee Membership [Update: Barton Apologizes for His Apology]

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 12:50 pm

This has snowballed. Jeff Miller (R-FL), a Republican Congressman from the Pensacola area (one of the places hit hard by the oil spill), has publicly called for Joe Barton to step down in the wake of his comments apologizing to BP for their “treatment by the White House.”

Liveblog: BP CEO Tony Hayward Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee (Part 3)

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 11:31 am

BP CEO Tony Hayward is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The meeting is chaired by Bart Stupak (D-MI). It is expected that the meeting will be interrupted throughout the morning for a series of House votes. You can watch the testimony live on CSPAN 3. You can find part one of the liveblog here and part two here.

Liveblog: BP CEO Tony Hayward Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee (Part 2)

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 9:39 am

BBP CEO Tony Hayward is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The meeting is chaired by Bart Stupak (D-MI). It is expected that the meeting will be interrupted throughout the morning for a series of House votes. You can watch the testimony live on CSPAN 3. You can find part one of the liveblog here.

Republican Joe Barton Apologizes to BP for Forcing Them to Pay for Their Damages

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 8:05 am

And thank the goddess that someone finally showed Obama how to make a decent apology to people who don’t have our interests are heart. All that bowing is nothing to the on your knees performance by Republican Joe Barton.

Liveblog: BP CEO Tony Hayward Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 7:20 am

BP CEO Tony Hayward is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The meeting is chaired by Bart Stupak (D-MI). It is expected that the meeting will be interrupted throughout the morning for a series of House votes. You can watch the testimony live on CSPAN 3.

BP Fixed a Negative Pressure Test before the Well Blew

By: Wednesday May 26, 2010 6:00 am

Back when the House Commerce Committee had its first hearing on the BP Disaster, Rep. Henry Waxman revealed some inconsistencies about the negative pressure test BP did on the well before it moved to close off the well. Waxman has now offered an interim report on what happened.

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