Gulf oil spill
By Bryan Dyne, November 19, 2012
An explosion on board an oil rig owned by Black Elk Energy in the Gulf of Mexico has killed at least one worker, with another missing and presumed dead as of Sunday afternoon.
By Bryan Dyne, November 17, 2012
BP has reached a settlement on all criminal claims with the US Department of Justice and on all securities claims with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
By Tom Hall, April 28, 2012
The prosecution will be aimed not at exposing the real culpability for the BP disaster, but at covering it up. This has been the role of the Obama administration from the beginning.
By Andre Damon, April 21, 2012
Two years after the worst environmental disaster in US history, BP is making billions in profits while its executives go unpunished.
By Tom Eley, March 6, 2012
Oil giant BP will pay only $7.8 billion to settle with victims of the 2010 Gulf oil blowout.
By Tom Eley, November 3, 2011
The Obama administration has allowed BP to start new deep-sea oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Tom Eley, September 24, 2011
A new government report attributes the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to “poor risk management” by oil giant BP.
By Hiram Lee, August 30, 2011
Scientists confirm that oil observed in the Gulf of Mexico last week is a chemical match to oil from BP's Macondo well.
By Bryan Dyne, August 16, 2011
A federal agency has approved the first new oil drilling in the Beaufort Sea since the Gulf oil spill last year.
By Tom Eley, April 26, 2011
The Obama administration’s Gulf “claims czar,” Kenneth Feinberg, has blocked the vast majority of those hurt by the BP Gulf oil disaster from compensation.
By Tom Eley, April 23, 2011
This is the third installment in a four-part WSWS series marking the first anniversary of the BP Gulf oil disaster. The catastrophic ecological and human health consequences will last for decades.
By Tom Eley, April 21, 2011
This second installment in a four-part WSWS series marking the first anniversary of the BP Gulf oil disaster focuses on the role of deregulation in creating conditions for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout.