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IS DISSOLUTION, DISMEMBERMENT AND DELEGITIMACY INEVITABLE FOR AMERICA? By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor To millions of Americans, the "end times" seem to be on us.  The...

Tony and ‘Bob’: Sailing, Not Skimming around the Isle of Wight

BP's 'Prince of Public Relations' Tony Hayward left his reluctant witness chair in Washington and headed (by private jet I assume) for the Isle of Wight for a typical family weekend of ... yachting or more correctly 'yacht racing.'

BP Tries to Block Photos of Dead Wildlife

For animal lovers, one of the most heartbreaking aspects of the Gulf spill is the oil-drenched wildlife washing up on shore. If you're too horrified to look at any photos, you're in luck — BP doesn't want you to see them. As of Friday morning, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s tally of dead animals collected in the Gulf area was 527 birds, 235 sea turtles (six to nine times the average rate), and 30 mammals, including dolphins

BP’s Favorite Politicians, By the Numbers

Who's BP's favorite politician ever? If you're just going by the numbers, it's none other than President Barack Obama, who leads BP's lifetime campaign donation list with $77,051. That puts him just ahead of reliable oilmen such as Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young, his retired colleague Sen. Ted Stevens, and George W. Bush. According to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics, BP and its employees have given more than $3.4 million to federal candidates since 1990, with much of their largesse going to these 20:

They Are Killing the Oceans

BP Plc’s failure since April to plug a Gulf of Mexico oil leak has prompted forecasts the crude may continue gushing into December in what President Barack Obama has called the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history. BP’s attempts so far to cap the well and plug the leak on the seabed a mile below the surface haven’t worked, while the start of the Atlantic hurricane season this week indicates storms in the Gulf may disrupt other efforts.

Why Isn’t BP Under Criminal Investigation?

BP is a convicted serial environmental criminal. Why is there no criminal investigation? Why hasn't the government launched a criminal investigation into BP? * By Jason...

Following BP’s Lead on the Oil Spill

I asked the sheriff of St. Bernard Parish, Jack Stephens, if he was at all optimistic about BP stopping the gusher of oil that is fouling the Gulf of Mexico in time to prevent a long-term environmental catastrophe in the southern Louisiana wetlands.

“Beyond Pathetic” Full Coverage of Oil spill cleanup in the Gulf...

I have watched in sadness and anger the coverage of the unnecessary destruction of the Gulf of Mexico. The oil is now into the Gulf's "loop current" and will be in the Keys within ten days. Here's an update on the attempt to clean up this mess from the St Petersburg Times.

Update on BP Oil Spill Cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico

The latest facts, stats, pictures and maps for the BP oil spill, its size, its impacts on wildlife, and the efforts at containment and cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20 killed 11 people and led to the BP oil spill that threatens coastal Louisiana, Gulf Coast fisheries, Gulf of Mexico ecosystems, and perhaps the East Coast, as the spill reaches the loop current.

Gulf Oil Spill’s Health Risks

Cleanup workers may be at risk from the health effects of exposure to toxins from crude oil which include benzene, a known carcinogen. (SALEM, OR)...

Leaked report: Government fears Deepwater Horizon well could become unchecked gusher

A confidential government report on the unfolding spill disaster makes clear the Coast Guard now fears the well could be on the verge of becoming an unchecked gusher shooting millions of gallons of oil per day into the Gulf. A confidential government report on the unfolding spill disaster in the Gulf makes clear the Coast Guard now fears the well could become an unchecked gusher shooting millions of gallons of oil per day into the Gulf.

Whistleblower: BP Risks More Massive Catastrophes in Gulf

A former contractor who worked for British Petroleum (BP) claims the oil conglomerate broke federal laws and violated its own internal procedures by failing to maintain crucial safety and engineering documents related to one of the firms other deep water production projects in the Gulf of Mexico, according to internal emails and other documents obtained by Truthout.