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  • Iran Says US Holding Secret Talks to Restore Diplomatic Ties

    11/09/2014 10:53:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/2014, 7:35 AM | Ari Yashar
    As the US and world powers approach a November 24 deadline on nuclear talks with Iran, governmental sources in the Islamic regime have reported that they are conducting secret talks with America about renewing diplomatic ties for the first time in 35 years. Iranian government advisers spoke to the British Times, and said secret talks with American officials have centered around the possibility of opening a US trade office in the Iranian capital of Tehran if a nuclear deal is reached. Those talks are to continue this week, and according to the officials will take place in the Azerbaijani capital...
  • BP Found Grossly Negligent in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    09/04/2014 8:59:17 AM PDT · by shove_it · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 Sep 2014 | DANIEL GILBERT
    <p>BP BP.LN -5.99% PLC was grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday.</p> <p>The decision by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans means BP faces as much as $18 billion in civil penalties under the U.S. Clean Water Act for pollution in the Gulf of Mexico, far more than if the judge had found the company simply negligent.</p>
  • BP: The world has 53.3 years of oil left

    07/02/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 41 replies
    fool ^ | 8:49 AM, July 1, 2014 | | By Matt DiLallo
    Motley Fool: The World Has 53.3 Years of Oil Left By Matt DiLallo | More Articles |  June 22, 2014 |   Photo credit: BP. BP (NYSE: BP  )  has provided an intriguing update to its global oil reserves estimate in the company's latest yearly review of energy statistics. BP raised its reserve estimate by 1.1% to 1,687.9 billion barrels, which is enough oil to last the world 53.3 years at the current production rates. However, there's likely a lot more oil left in the tank beyond what BP sees today. America's energy boom surgesA good portion of the growth in global oil reserves in BP's report comes from the...
  • The World Has 53.3 Years of Oil Left

    06/28/2014 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 6-22-2014 | Matt DiLallo
    BP (ticker BP ) has provided an intriguing update to its global oil reserves estimate in the company's latest yearly review of energy statistics. BP raised its reserve estimate by 1.1% to 1,687.9 billion barrels, which is enough oil to last the world 53.3 years at the current production rates. However, there's likely a lot more oil left in the tank beyond what BP sees today. A good portion of the growth in global oil reserves in BP's report comes from the United States. According to BP, the U.S. has 44.2 billion barrels of oil reserves, which is 26% higher...
  • Border Patrol Agents Threatened with Criminal Charges for Speaking to Reporters

    06/13/2014 4:40:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jun 2014, 1:59 PM PDT | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas—A surge of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has left federal resources and facilities overwhelmed. Most of the new migrants are children from Central America. In the aftermath of Breitbart Texas releasing photos showing minors warehoused in crowded U.S. cells, Border Patrol agents in Texas have been instructed not to speak to media outlets. The Associated Press (AP) obtained an email from Eligio "Lee" Pena, an assistant patrol agent, that ordered more than 3,000 agents to not speak to reporters about the "humanitarian crisis." The email allegedly said that reporters are likely to press for details...
  • BP regains ability to do work for government (exempt LA RAT Landrieu jazzed)

    03/15/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | 3/14/14 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    **SNIP** The new chair of the Senate Energy Committee, Sen. Mary Landrieu, praised the agreement. “BP has rightly been held responsible in a court of law and should continue to make whole the individuals and businesses that were impacted by the oil spill, but barring them from entering new contracts on top of that amounted to double jeopardy and set a terrible precedent that I hope will not be repeated,” said Landrieu, D-La. “The good news is that BP will now be able to participate in next week’s lease sale that will bring much-needed revenue to Louisiana and other oil-producing...
  • BP to split off US onshore oil, gas business

    03/04/2014 12:13:56 PM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 03/04/2014 | OGJ editors
    BP PLC reported plans to establish a separate business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets in the US Lower 48. BP currently oversees its Lower 48 onshore assets through its Houston-based North America Gas group. The new business will operate separately from the rest of BP, led by a separate management team in Houston apart from the company’s Westlake campus. BP said it will have separate governance, processes, and systems designed to address the unique competitive and operating environment in the Lower 48 onshore. The company is expected to begin disclosing separate financials for the new business next...
  • "Big Oil" Production Decline 'Big oil' getting smaller as production keeps falling

    02/15/2014 7:08:12 PM PST · by ckilmer · 32 replies
    platts ^ | February 14, 2014 | Richard Swann in London
        'Big oil' getting smaller as production keeps falling  February 14, 2014 - Richard Swann in London  * Top seven western majors all seeing liquids output fall * Supermajors' share of global market dropping every year * BP reports fastest decline of 30% from 2009-13 * Production becoming more evenly split between oil and gas The biggest western oil companies are continuing to see their oil output decline, despite record investment in recent years spurred by sustained crude prices in excess of $100/barrel, according to data released by the companies. Furthermore, with total world oil output continuing to rise every year,...
  • Environmentalists Do Billionaires' Bidding in Fight Against Keystone Pipeline

    02/05/2014 8:38:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- An environmentalist lies down alongside his fellow organic cucumber aficionados to block the construction of an oil pipeline and wakes up a member of a proxy army serving the billionaires who are fighting against America's economic and national security interests to line their own pockets. How did that happen? This phenomenon is on display in the battle against the Keystone XL pipeline project, the cornerstone of Canada-U.S. energy independence, set to run from Alberta, Canada, into Nebraska, then ultimately to the Gulf Coast of Texas where it can be exported. None of this pleases environmental activists, whose actions...
  • ATF whistleblower website decries disproportionate discrimination complaints

    12/27/2013 2:19:59 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | December 27, 2013 | David Codrea
    Expressing dismay at an increase in Equal Employment Opportunity complaints under the administration of recently confirmed permanent Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director B. Todd Jones, a moderator at CleanUpATF blasted the agency Thursday by citing Department of Justice statistics, also released yesterday. Longtime readers of this column recall CUATF is a website run by disaffected ATF agents dedicated to exposing Bureau waste, abuse, corruption and fraud. It was from their forum that this correspondent and citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog first got wind of allegations that ATF was facilitating “gunwalking” into Mexico...
  • Crude Solution: BP's Corexit on 60 Minutes, Australia

    11/30/2013 9:34:02 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 9 replies
    Climate State ^ | 8/27/2013 | 60 Minutes Aussie
    This is a 60 Minutes Australian segment I believe is based on information posted here last November. I'm not sure when the episode aired in Australia. I rate this a "must-watch", both for personal safety in regards to the Gulf and in regards to the radioactive contamination we can expect from Fukushima (and the same level of disclosure & transparency from 'authoritative sources').
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit by family of slain border agent

    11/18/2013 7:12:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 7:02 p.m. CST, November 18, 2013 | Tim Gaynor
    A wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has been dismissed by a federal judge on the grounds that a court settlement would interfere with the powers of the U.S. government, which has a compensation scheme of its own. Terry died in a shoot-out with Mexican drug cartel gunmen in southern Arizona in December 2010 in a case tied to a flawed bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, gun-running operation that embarrassed the Obama administration and strained relations with Mexico. Last year Terry's parents, Kent and Josephine Terry, filed a...
  • BP’s Liberty island, Regulators reveal company’s thinking on how to proceed with stalled Alaska

    10/08/2013 5:30:31 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of October 06, 2013 | Wesley Loy
    In June 2012, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. made the startling announcement that it was dropping its ambitious plan to develop the offshore Liberty field using ultra extended-reach drilling from shore. In the 15 months since, it has been less than clear what alternate approach, if any, BP might take on Liberty. But now, the company’s direction is becoming evident. On the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management website devoted to Liberty, this statement has appeared: “BP Exploration (Alaska) is now proposing a stand-alone drilling and production processing island as the safest and most environmentally responsible course of development for the...
  • Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying Gulf spill evidence

    09/20/2013 7:15:07 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2013 | Kathy Finn
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Halliburton Co pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges of destroying evidence, stemming from its role in the 2010 BP oil disaster that killed 11 men and sent more than 4 million barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. A former Halliburton cementing technology director in Texas also was charged on Thursday with destroying evidence. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo in New Orleans accepted the company's guilty plea from Halliburton legal counsel Marc Mukasey, imposed the agreed-upon maximum fine of $200,000 and placed the company on a three-year probation term. Mukasey did not...
  • Florida Boycott Extended to Coca Cola, Lemonade, Foot Locker, Dixie Cups

    07/23/2013 9:13:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 23, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Currently the left is boycotting Nestle, Caterpillar, BP, Bank of America, Florida, Arizona and every company on earth. Not to mention Israel.
  • BP to spend $1 billion in Alaska’s North Slope

    06/03/2013 5:07:55 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | June 2, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    BP is set to announce Monday that it will sink $1 billion into revving up crude production from Alaska’s declining North Slope, weeks after the state decided to give the oil industry a $750 million annual tax cut. The British oil giant plans to add two drilling rigs to its Prudhoe Bay field, bringing the count up to nine, the highest in about six years. New well work and drilling, along with upgrades of existing facilities, could support 200 new jobs, the company said. Separately, with the agreement of its working interest partners at Prudhoe Bay, including ConocoPhillips and Exxon...
  • U.S. on alert over Canadians [Islamists] in Algeria

    01/31/2013 6:53:28 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 31, 2013 8:49 PM EST | Reuters
    Signs that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack by hostage-taking Islamist militants on a remote gas plant in Algeria are of great concern to American authorities, U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday. While Algerian authorities apparently have not yet provided Western governments with cast-iron proof, a senior U.S. intelligence official said: “We’re taking very seriously the reports of the two Canadians’ involvement.” ... Confirmation that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack on the In Amenas facility in the Algerian desert would raise concerns about a worrying nexus between North America and North African militants. At least 38 plant...
  • BP to sell wind business

    04/03/2013 12:13:54 PM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 3, 2013 | Simone Sebastian
    BP is putting its wind business on the block, its latest retreat from renewable energy as the company moves to focus on its core oil and gas operations. The British oil giant has touted the growth of its wind operations in recent years, but is adjusting “as part of a continuing effort to become a more focused oil and gas company and reposition the company for sustainable growth into the future,” said spokesman Matt Hartwig in an emailed statement. The company has interest in 16 operating wind farms in nine states, including its Sherbino wind farm in West Texas. Just...
  • Holder Defiant on Fast and Furious, Says White House Had No Role in Scandal

    03/08/2013 8:21:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/8/13 | Fred Lucas
    Attorney General Eric Holder told senators on Wednesday that he did not respect the House members who voted to hold him in contempt for not cooperating in the Fast and Furious investigation, and that “the president, the White House was not involved in the operational component of Fast and Furious.” Fast and Furious was the Justice Department’s gun-running operation that allowed about 2,000 guns to flow into Mexico under federal supervision before authorities lost control of the guns. The operation began in the fall of 2009 and was
  • Obama's Good War

    03/31/2011 12:48:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2011 | James Lewis
    Well, well, well, so Obama has embarked on his third war in little more than two years. You've got to admit that "flexibility" is his middle name. Or at least one of his middle names: Barack Barry Hussein "Flexibility" Soetoro Obama, Jr. Those are the names we know so far, but The Donald thinks there might be more. Whodda thunk? Here we are barely into the first week of what started out as a "No-Fly Zone" and it is now turning out to be Air Al Qaida. Ten years ago, AQ had a mere four civilian airplanes to crash into...
  • 'Numerous' other bodies at Algeria plant (Drudge: All Hostages Dead)

    01/20/2013 6:53:21 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 94 replies
    AP ^ | 1/20/2013 | AP
    Algerian bomb squads scouring a gas plant where Islamist militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage found "numerous" new bodies on Sunday as they searched for explosive traps left behind by the attackers, a security official said, a day after a bloody raid ended the four-day siege of the remote desert refinery. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, said the bodies were badly disfigured and difficult to identify.
  • 'Thirty-five hostages killed in Algerian helicopter attack on BP gas plant siege': Two Brits feared

    01/17/2013 9:18:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Thursday, Jan 17 2013 3PM | Simon Tomlinson and Nabila Ramdani And Peter Allen
    'Thirty-five hostages killed in Algerian helicopter attack on BP gas plant siege': Two Brits feared dead, but some captives including Americans and Irish have escaped Helicopters 'began strafing' complex, also killing 15 militants, claim rebelsMilitants had earlier threatened to blow up the hostages if they intervened Al-Qaeda group also demand safe passage out of facility with the hostagesTwo British nationals and Algerian are believed to have been killed in siegeBritain will allow Algeria to 'take the lead', but will consider request for helpPM Cameron: 'Extent of attack suggests considerable degree of planning'Attack was planned by 'one-eyed Islamist known as...
  • Some Hostages Killed, but Raid Rescues Many, Algeria Says

    01/17/2013 12:50:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 17, 2013 | By ADAM NOSSITER, ALAN COWELL and SCOTT SAYARE
    BAMAKO, Mali — Kidnappers and at least some of their hostages were killed on Thursday as Algerian forces raided a gas facility where a heavily armed group of Islamist extremists was holding dozens of captives, including Americans and other foreigners, the Algerian government announced. In a statement on national radio, the communications minister, Mohand Saïd Oublaïd, said that many of the hostages had been freed, but he warned that the military assault was not yet complete and that some captives remained trapped inside the remote facility in the Algerian desert. “The operation resulted in the neutralization of a large number...
  • Algeria reportedly completes hostages rescue, after 2 Americans escape

    01/17/2013 2:42:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 17, 2013
    Two Americans escaped unharmed Thursday from a hostage standoff with an Al Qaeda-linked group as Algeria's state news agency reports special forces have completed a rescue operation to free the remaining foreign hostages, but casualties have been reported. Algerian state television said that four captives, two Britons and two Filipinos have died. But the militants said at least 35 hostages had died in the state's rescue attempt. There was no way to independently verify the toll in the remote location, 800 miles from Algiers. The two Americans who managed to escape the Ain Amenas gas plant where they were being...
  • Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault (12 minutes ago)

    01/17/2013 2:40:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2013 | By Lamine Chikhi
    (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said. Two Japanese, two Britons and a French national were among at least seven foreigners killed, the source told Reuters. Eight of the dead hostages were Algerian. The nationalities of the rest, as well as of perhaps dozens more who escaped, were unclear. Americans, Norwegians, Romanians and an Austrian have also been mentioned by their governments as having been captured. Underlining the...
  • American still missing after Algeria raids gas plant to rescue hostages from terrorists

    01/17/2013 8:12:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 17, 2013
    An American from Texas remains missing after an Algerian military raid on an Al Qaeda-linked group reportedly ended a hostage standoff at a remote gas plant in the Saharan Desert. Two Americans escaped unharmed Thursday from the hostage standoff, a senior U.S. defense officials told Fox News, and five other Americans who had been at the vast Ain Amenas complex were able to avoid being taken captive when the terrorists first attacked early Wednesday. The Associated Press reports at least six people, and perhaps many more, were killed -- Britons, Filipinos and Algerians -- in the Algerians special forces' rescue...
  • Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field

    01/16/2013 9:35:55 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 16, 2013 | Lamine Chikhi
    Islamist militants attacked a gas field in Algeria on Wednesday, claiming to have kidnapped up to 41 foreigners including seven Americans in a dawn raid in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali, according to regional media reports. The raiders were also reported to have killed three people, including a Briton and a French national. An al Qaeda affiliated group said the raid had been carried out because of Algeria's decision to allow France to use its air space for attacks against Islamists in Mali, where French forces have been in action against al Qaeda-linked militants since last week. The attack...
  • BP lays out development plans in Alaska

    01/14/2013 8:13:55 AM PST · by thackney
    Fairbanks Daily News Miner ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | Associated Press
    An executive with BP Alaska says the company plans to add two new rigs on the North Slope this year. But Phil Cochrane says the company won't search for or produce new sources of oil. In prepared remarks to an Alaska Support Industry Alliance conference in Anchorage, Cochrane said the rigs will be used to accelerate production from existing reserves. He said it's a response to a state policy that discourages investment.
  • EPA suspends BP from new federal contracts

    11/28/2012 10:51:18 AM PST · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Washington Post Business ^ | November 28, 2012 | Steven Mufson
    The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended BP from bidding on any new federal contracts as a result of the company’s conduct during the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster that led to 11 deaths and the largest U.S. offshore spill. The EPA said the suspension would not affect BP’s current contracts or leases, which are crucial to the company. The London-based oil giant is the largest leaseholder in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, with more than 700 leases, and it is the gulf’s largest producer of oil and gas from more than 20 fields there. Although the EPA did not say how...
  • BP to Admit Crimes and Pay $4.5 Billion in Gulf Settlement

    11/15/2012 9:16:14 AM PST · by Baynative · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/15/12 | Julia Werdingier
    LONDON — BP, the British oil company, said Thursday it would pay $4.5 billion in fines and other payments to the United States government and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges in connection with the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago.
  • Slain Border Agent Identified: Nicolas Ivie 'Ambushed', Gunned Down Near Arizona Border

    10/02/2012 3:14:50 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-02-2012 | John Hill
    Officials have confirmed that the Border Patrol agent that was shot and killed early this morning is 30-year-old Nicholas J. Ivie. Ivie  was killed after he and two other agents responded to an unusual sensor reading near Highway 80 about 7 miles east of Bisbee, according to Border Patrol officials. Ivie was patrolling the area with a pair of agents after being alerted that a sensor had been tripped, according to Cochise County Sheriff's Commander Marc Denney. Denney told the Los Angeles Times that agents were ambushed. The agents radioed that they had come under fire, he said, attacked by three...
  • How the White House Delivered a Crushing Economic Blow to the Gulf

    08/20/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 31 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 20AUG12 | by Sen. David Vitter
    PJM EXCLUSIVE: Louisiana's GOP senator on how the cover-up to trump sound science in favor of political ideology keeps growing with each chapter. Here’s the book-jacket teaser: A major U.S. environmental disaster strikes. As Coast Guard and other heroes struggle to contain the unprecedented damage, a different scene unfolds in a dimly lit conference room in Washington. A small group of high-ranking political hacks and overzealous ideologues see an opportunity to manipulate the situation to advance their agenda. They doctor a key report on the disaster by experts in order to justify shutting down all exploration and new production. They...
  • + BP abandons plan to develop Alaska field

    07/12/2012 9:44:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 11 July 2012 | Guy Chazan
    BP PLC has decided not to proceed with a groundbreaking $1.5-billion (U.S.) offshore oil project in Alaska after concluding it would be too expensive. A review carried out in the wake of BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill found that the plan for the Liberty field did not meet BP’s new, higher safety standards. Putting it right would have driven up project costs and caused further delays to a development that is already well behind schedule. “At the moment we don’t feel it’s economically viable,” a spokesman said on Wednesday. The move shows how the cautious, conservative approach BP...
  • IG investigator says White House hindered probe of oil spill report

    05/08/2012 10:45:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 5/8/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    An investigator for the Interior Department’s Inspector General claims the White House hindered an investigation into a report on the BP oil spill by blocking access to a key official and email records, the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting. The investigator was trying to determine whether the White House intentionally edited the report to create the false impression that outside experts supported the administration's call for a moratorium on offshore drilling. The White House had said the editing was a mistake, and the Inspector General’s final report concluded it was. But the investigator, in a series of emails obtained by...
  • Yachtzee

    05/04/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT · by Vob · 3 replies
    theDestinlog.com ^ | May 04, 2012 3:13 PM | Matt Algarin
    After resigning his position Tuesday for purchasing a $710,000 Marquis Yacht with bed tax money, new developments continued to emerge, as the OCSO in conjunction with the Northwest Florida Mortgage Fraud Task Force issued an arrest warrant for the 52-year-old Bellinger Friday morning. According to a Friday morning press release, an ongoing investigation by the sheriff’s office revealed that Bellinger used TDC funds to purchase his $747,000 home in August 2011. It also shows that some of the funds used might have come from money provided to the TDC by BP following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • Eyeless Shrimp and Mutant Fish Raise Concerns Over BP Spill Effects

    04/29/2012 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 51 replies
    Fox Houston ^ | 4/18/2012 | MYFox Houston
    (NewsCore) - Eyeless shrimp, fish with oozing sores and other mutant creatures found in the Gulf of Mexico are raising concerns over lingering effects of the BP oil spill. On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 people and spewed an estimated 4.9 million barrels into the Gulf, in the worst offshore oil spill in US history. Two years later, scientists and commercial fishers alike are finding shrimp, crab and fish that they believe have been deformed by the chemicals unleashed in the spill, according to an extensive report by Al Jazeera English.
  • Feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case

    04/24/2012 10:08:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 4/24/12 | ap
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Justice Department says the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster have been filed against a former BP engineer who allegedly destroyed evidence. Kurt Mix, of Katy, Texas was arrested on charges of intentionally destroying evidence. He faces two counts of obstruction of justice.
  • The Third Gun (Holder out to discredit Fast & Furious truth)

    04/22/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 22, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. A new book raises questions as to whether the FBI hid the existence of a weapon recovered at the scene of murdered U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Conservative commentator and author Katie Pavlich lays out evidence she says points to a FBI cover-up to protect a confidential informant in her recently released book, Fast and Furious: Barack...
  • BP Spill Sickens People; What Thoreau Tells About Global Warming (The planet will kill you - NOW!)

    04/21/2012 6:38:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/12 | Dino Grandoni
    BP Spill Sickens People; What Thoreau Tells About Global WarmingBy Dino Grandoni | The Atlantic Wire – Thu, Apr 19, 2012 **SNIP** USA Today on the EPA's failure with cleaning up smelting sites Oil spills certainly aren't the only way to create a health crisis. USA Today offers an investigation into the government turning a blind eye toward old smelting sites, which can (and do) give folks living nearby lead poisoning. Until the 1970s and 1980s, factories processing lead spewed out plumes of smokes laden with the toxic metal that accumulated in nearby soils. The problem today, according to the...
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters

    04/21/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him to material that had anything to do with his original question about the FBI covering...
  • No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy" (He's Anything but)

    04/20/2012 3:32:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause. This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the "Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me" wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain's endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made "Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head" a standard stump-speech talking point. Conservatives of...
  • book claims FBI cover up of third gun in murder of border patrol agent

    04/21/2012 7:52:16 AM PDT · by 4buttons · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
  • ATF Arrests Border Agent for Attempting to Arm Drug Cartels

    04/12/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT · by hope · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/12 | AWR Hawkins
    In El Paso, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Montalvo has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition into Mexico. More specifically, he’s been accused of trying to smuggle the weapons to the Mexican cartel. His girlfriend, Carla Gonzales-Ortiz, has been charged in the matter as well. Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz are also accused of making a number of straw purchases of weapons between November 2010 and January 2011. Included in these were five Ak-47s, two .380 pistols, and a couple of .22 rifles. In other words, Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz made purchases similar to those which our...
  • House panel clears way for administration subpoenas on drilling

    03/28/2012 3:19:28 PM PDT · by Doogle · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 03/28/12 | FOX
    A House Committee voted Wednesday to clear the way to subpoena the Obama administration over two separate probes -- one concerning allegations dating back to the BP spill that it misrepresented a report on the temporary offshore drilling ban. The 23-17 vote along party lines allows GOP Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, to issue the subpoenas, which will go to such agencies as the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. Related Stories Domestic drilling advocates warn of increased global demand for oil, dwindling supply EPA proposes first-ever limits on new power plants' carbon pollution...
  • Update: SoCal Arco gas stations to close

    03/17/2012 9:00:01 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3/17/2012 | MARY ANN MILBOURN
    BP today corrected a number of inaccurate reports that the ARCO brand would be withdrawn from Southern California. BP remains committed to the ARCO and ampm convenience store brands. BP announced plans to divest its Carson, California refinery and Southern California retail network in February 2011. The company intends to sell the refinery, associated businesses and the ARCO-branded retail network in 2012 as an on-going business. A number of prospective buyers have already expressed interest in the refinery and ARCO brand. There are about 920 ARCO-branded stations in Southern California operated by independent dealers and franchisees. Approximately 130 of these...
  • BP lawsuit will be heard in Key West ~ (all Fraudulent Claims)

    03/03/2012 5:51:32 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 8 replies
    Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | March 3, 2012 | CITIZEN STAFF
    BP lawsuit will be heard in Key West CITIZEN STAFF A class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be heard in Key West. More than 300 people and businesses are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit against British Petroleum. The plaintiffs are seeking a cut of the $20 billion the oil company set aside to cover damage claims related to the spill. The 328 plaintiffs in the 69-page complaint filed on Feb. 25 include many Monroe County companies, including, but not limited to: Banner Tire...
  • BP settles Gulf spill suits, expects $7.8B payout

    03/03/2012 12:45:58 AM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee/AP ^ | Friday, Mar. 2, 2012 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and HARRY R. WEBER
    NEW ORLEANS -- BP agreed late Friday to settle lawsuits brought by more than 100,000 fishermen who lost work, cleanup workers who got sick and others who claimed harm from the oil giant's 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, the worst offshore oil spill in the nation's history. The momentous settlement will have no cap to compensate the plaintiffs, though BP PLC estimated it would have to pay out about $7.8 billion, making it one of the largest class-action settlements ever. -snip - Trial preparations produced a staggering 72 million pages of documents and included depositions of more than 300 witnesses....
  • Is Deepwater Horizon the New Ecuador?

    01/31/2012 9:37:30 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 01/30/2012 | Daniel Graeber
    Nearly two years after the worst accidental offshore oil spill in the history of the energy industry, some of the biggest companies in the world are busy pointing their legal fingers at one another in court over who has to pay what in claims, damages and fines over the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A federal judge this week ruled that BP is still obligated to a clause in its contract with Transocean that would protect the rig owner from damages related to the spill. That means BP still has to shell out money to settle claims filed by those...
  • Search of ship finds nothing abnormal

    12/07/2003 7:25:27 PM PST · by Oorang · 37 replies · 852+ views
    The Daily News Longview Washington ^ | Dec 07, 2003 | Hope Anderson
    A Coast Guard inspection of a freighter docked at the Port of Longview "didn't uncover or reveal anything," a Coast Guard spokesman said Saturday, but the crew members are not allowed off the ship and security will be maintained until the ship leaves. "We were not expecting to find anything," Lt. Cmdr. Glynn Smith, the Coast Guard's public affairs officer for the Pacific area, said Saturday by telephone from his office in Alameda, Calif. The search was routine, according to the Coast Guard, but Longview officials said the security crackdown is the most port activity since the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Recirculation aided Gulf plume’s degradation [re:BP spill's rapid disappearance]

    01/10/2012 8:15:46 AM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | January 9, 2012 | Janet Raloff
    Throughout the months-long 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists expressed surprise at the development and relatively speedy disappearance of giant plumes of subsea oil and gas that jetted from the wellhead and refused to surface. A new study explains how bacteria degraded the plumes so efficiently: A succession of hydrocarbon-noshing species mushroomed because their movable feasts were repeatedly replenished. Only about 15 percent of the BP gusher floated up to form giant surface slicks, a second new study finds. Natural gas constituents and dissolvable chemicals amounting to twice that mass remained near the seafloor, creating the...