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  • The day that LSE sold its soul to Libya: BP chief makes oil deal with Gaddafi...

    03/04/2011 11:59:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/05/11 | Michael Seamark
    The day that LSE sold its soul to Libya: BP chief makes oil deal with Gaddafi... and drags prestigious university into disrepute By Michael Seamark Last updated at 1:33 AM on 5th March 2011 . •BP boss who signed £545m oil pact was lobbying for university too In a desert tent outside Colonel Gaddafi's home town of Sirte four years ago, Tony Blair shook hands with the Libyan dictator in a controversial 'blood money' deal which laid the foundations for the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Also inside the tent was Peter Sutherland, then chairman of BP, who subsequently announced...
  • BP Co-Owns Gulf Well That Got Deepwater Permit

    03/02/2011 9:42:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 2, 2011 | Peter Faherty
    Earlier today I accused Interior Secretary Ken Salazar of a "cynical" approach to issuing deepwater drilling permits for the Gulf of Mexico. I did not realize how right I was. According to Kristen Hays of Reuters: BP Plc, whose Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history last year, co-owns the well that was granted the first deepwater drilling permit since the disaster. BP is Noble Energy Inc's partner in the well, holding a 46.5 percent interest, BP said. Noble operates the Santiago well that received a permit from U.S....
  • Report: Lockerbie bomber 'blackmailed' Gadhafi

    02/27/2011 1:44:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2011
    LONDON (AP) -- The former Libyan justice minister has reportedly said that the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing had blackmailed Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi into securing his release by threatening to expose his role in the attack. The Sunday Times newspaper quoted Mustafa Abdel-Jalil as saying that Abdel Baset al-Megrahi had warned Gadhafi that he would "reveal everything" about the 1988 bombing of an American flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, if he wasn't rescued from a Scottish prison.
  • Three Major Firms Pull Out of Climate Change Alliance [ConocoPhillips, BP America and Caterpillar]

    02/16/2010 1:53:41 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 1,341+ views
    Three Major Firms Pull Out of Climate Change Alliance ConocoPhillips, BP America and Caterpillar pulled out of a leading alliance of businesses and environmental groups pushing for climate change legislation on Tuesday, citing complaints that the bills under consideration are unfair to American industry. The sudden pullout of three corporate giants from a leading alliance of businesses and environmental groups could be the death knell for climate change legislation languishing on Capitol Hill. ConocoPhillips, BP America and Caterpillar's announced Tuesday they will pull out of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, citing complaints that the bills now in Congress are unfair...
  • Lockerbie documents: Labour 'did all it could' to secure bomber's release (BP lobbied UK government)

    02/07/2011 8:27:43 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02.07.11 | Simon Johnson
    The former Labour Government did "all it could" to help Libya secure the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Britain's most senior civil servant said today. David Cameron will this afternoon publish a dossier of 150 pages of letters, memos and minutes related to the case after he promised Barack Obama, the US President, to review all the paperwork and see what could be made public. In an accompanying report, Sir Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, concludes: "Policy was ... progressively developed that Her Majesty's Government should do all it could ... to facilitate an appeal by the Libyans to the...
  • White House's Contemptible Drilling Ban

    02/04/2011 5:02:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 4, 2011 | Staff
    Energy Policy: An administration that has no respect for Congress, the courts or the Constitution has been found in contempt for reissuing a drilling moratorium that a U.S. district judge found overly broad. The Obama administration's trouble with the courts has continued with a judge's ruling last week that the Interior Department's reinstating of a drilling moratorium followed by a de facto moratorium via an overly restrictive permitting process constituted contempt. The administration had issued a drilling moratorium in May in waters deeper than 500 feet after the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off Louisiana that...
  • (AG- Mississippi) Hood presses for review of GCCF claims (BP oil scam)

    02/04/2011 3:02:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Feb 4, 2011 | By ANITA LEE
    Attorney General Jim Hood wants to hear from whistle-blowers with inside information about how the Gulf Coast Claims Facility is operating. Hood believes GCCF administrator Ken Feinberg “stiff-armed” claimants on emergency and interim claims because they required no release of the right to sue BP and other parties responsible for the April 2010 Gulf oil catastrophe. When claimants grew desperate, Hood believes, GCCF rolled out final payments that do require waiving the right to sue. “They’re not following the law,” Hood said. “They’re just trying to coerce people into signing these releases.” Hood has urged Gulf residents to continue filing...
  • Federal judge: Feinberg not independent of BP (0bama's oil czar)

    02/03/2011 1:09:32 AM PST · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Feb 2, 2011 | By HARRY R. WEBER and BRIAN SKOLOFF
    NEW ORLEANS -- The embattled administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil-spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling potential claimants he is, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, just hours after the fund czar released details on how final payments would be determined.
  • Judge Holds Interior Dept. in Contempt Over Ban (Gulf drilling moratorium)

    02/02/2011 6:54:47 PM PST · by coaltrain · 51 replies
    AP / ABC ^ | 2/2/11 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill held the Interior Department in contempt Wednesday, and ordered the federal agency to pay attorneys' fees for several offshore oil companies. "Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the reimposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government's contempt of this court's preliminary injunction order," he wrote.
  • Ongoing Disaster in the Gulf (Obama has turned the oil spill into an ongoing economic calamity)

    01/26/2011 7:14:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2011 | George Scaggs
    While the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Obama administration's subsequent six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico are common knowledge, the fact that the federal government has turned the tragic accident into an ongoing economic calamity seems to be drawing scant attention. Though the drilling moratorium was officially lifted three months ago, it has been replaced with an ongoing de facto ban.  But the full scope and damaging consequences of the federal government's reactions to the gulf spill go well beyond deep-water drilling. While the moratorium was limited to deep-water rigs, the work stoppage...
  • Lopsided Spill Commission Doesn’t Single Out BP

    01/11/2011 5:32:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 1/11/11 | Lou Dolinar
    The While House oil-spill commission made it official today: The entire oil industry, not BP, is evil and potentially the source of another Deepwater-sized spill. Thus the entire oil industry, which has already been punished by the administration with its drilling moratorium and slowdown in permitting, should be punished further with massive new regulations and fees. Those conclusions were virtually predetermined when the administration appointed a panel heavily stacked with academics and environmentalists. And those findings are wrong. Why? A simple reality check:
  • Federal study confirms microbes have eaten most of the Gulf Oil Spill

    01/10/2011 9:09:44 PM PST · by brityank · 51 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 10th, 2011 2:30 pm ET | John Ryden
    Federal study confirms microbes have eaten most of the Gulf Oil Spill A study by researchers from Texas A&M and University of California in Santa Barbara have found that all of the methane gas released from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been consumed by tiny microbes. Methane gas amounts 100,000 times higher than normal at the time of their release have completely disappeared after only 120 days. Some scientists had raised concerns that dissolved methane and other oil residue would continue to plague the Gulf for years or even decades. This is turning out not...
  • New Orleans restaurants seem to have recovered after the BP oil spill

    12/27/2010 3:54:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NOLA ^ | 12/26/10 | Brett Anderson
    New Orleans restaurants seem to have recovered after the BP oil spillBy Brett Anderson, The Times-Picayune Published: Sunday, December 26, 2010, 8:45 AM The days of explaining exotic species of Hawaiian finfish to puzzled locals have passed at Grand Isle restaurant. After struggling through months when the oyster bar would sit idle for weeks on end, supplies from Terrebonne Parish and Galveston Bay are now readily available. Grouper may still be more difficult to come by than usual, but at least it's not Chilean. Still, David Pearson, a partner in Grand Isle, a Warehouse District seafood restaurant, is not resting...
  • Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours

    12/27/2010 12:42:39 AM PST · by brityank · 63 replies · 16+ views
    New York Times ^ | 25 December, 2010 | DAVID BARSTOW, DAVID ROHDE and STEPHANIE SAUL
    <p>The worst of the explosions gutted the Deepwater Horizon stem to stern.</p> <p>Crew members were cut down by shrapnel, hurled across rooms and buried under smoking wreckage. Some were swallowed by fireballs that raced through the oil rig’s shattered interior. Dazed and battered survivors, half-naked and dripping in highly combustible gas, crawled inch by inch in pitch darkness, willing themselves to the lifeboat deck.</p>
  • Lockerbie Bomber Death Said to Be Imminent

    12/08/2010 11:26:07 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 65 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | December 09, 2010 | NA
    A source close to the family of the Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset al Megrahi told Sky News Thursday his death is imminent and every day is "expected to be his last." Suffering from prostate cancer, the Libyan's health has rapidly deteriorated -- and his relatives said he has been in a coma and on life support for around a week. Al Megrahi -- who was convicted of killing 270 people by bombing a Pan Am jet in 1988 -- has been unable to walk for a number of weeks and is not expected to recover.
  • Rasmussen survey shows 60% support offshore oil drilling (54% expect gas prices to increase)

    12/06/2010 11:58:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week’s reversal on offshore oil drilling by Barack Obama didn’t go over well with likely US voters, according to a new Rasmussen survey. Sixty percent support offshore drilling in principle, and 48% oppose the ban directly, with only 35% supporting Obama’s reversal. A majority expect economic damage and higher fuel prices as a result: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the new seven-year ban will increase gas prices, while just 11% think it will make gas prices go down. Twenty-five percent (25%) expect the ban to have no impact on...
  • WikiLeaks Ready to Release Giant 'Insurance' File if Shut Down

    12/05/2010 9:23:33 AM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 218 replies · 6+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 05, 2010 | Unknown
    Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has circulated across the internet an encrypted “poison pill” cache of uncensored documents suspected to include files on BP and Guantanamo Bay.
  • Kingman is in clear on permit vote

    12/01/2010 11:07:43 PM PST · by kathsua
    Hutchinson News ^ | 11/25/10 | Mary Clarkin
    None of the three Kingman County Commissioners will be prevented from voting on a special-use permit application for British Petroleum's wind energy project because of potential conflicts of interest. Earlier this month, Kingman County Counselor Frank Meisenheimer requested an opinion from the Kansas Governemtnal Ethics Commission regarding potential conflicts of interest for all three: * Commissioners Earl Reno and John Steffen and/or Steffen's immediate family own real estate in Kingman County, which is leased to BP for wind farm use. Both have previously received lease payments from BP. Also, Reno's land is in the general area expected to be developed...
  • Source: No new drilling in Gulf for seven years (USA-No, China-Yes)

    12/01/2010 8:31:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 140 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/1/2010 | Dan Lothian
    A senior administration official confirms that President Obama will not be allowing new drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least seven years. This is a result of the BP oil spill.
  • Deep-Water Dive Reveals Spilled Oil On Gulf Floor

    11/29/2010 1:00:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 29 Nov 2010 | Richard Harris
    When the BP oil well blew out earlier this year, the 4 million barrels that flowed into the sea didn't simply vanish. There's growing evidence that a good portion of it sunk to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where some of it remains. To get to the sea floor a few miles from the blown-out Macondo well, we clamber into a titanium-hulled submarine named Alvin and are gently hoisted off the deck of its mother ship, the Atlantis, into a surprisingly blue and inviting Gulf of Mexico. Mike Skowronski is our pilot. As we descend, the water turns...