This video says about itself:
4 April 2010
BP is about to join the scramble for the tar sands. ‘Beyond petroleum’ has become ‘back to black’ as BP’s plunge into the most destructive extraction project on Earth makes a mockery of its own PR greenwash. On Fossil Fools day, 2010, London Rising Tide and the London Tar Sands Network decided to help BP with a rebranding strategy to reflect their renewed commitment to environmental devastation and catastrophic climate change. Unfortunately, BP’s UK head office didn’t appreciate the delivery of the new ‘back to black’ marketing materials, although they kindly decided not to press charges over the ‘criminal damage’ caused by the protest. Sadly no-one seems to be pressing charges against the corporations engaged in planetary scale criminal damage in the Canadian tar sands. For more information visit http://www.no-tar-sands-org
Since the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon, the Obama administration has insisted that BP remain in command of the spill site and cleanup, in spite of the oil giant’s criminal actions in causing the deadly blast and its greed and incompetence in handling the spill: here.
BP, the operator of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, disregarded indications hours before the April 20 blast that the rig might suffer a catastrophic blowout, according to a preliminary report published Wednesday by the House Energy and Commerce committee: here.
Ahead of Pivotal Attempt to Plug Leak, BP Acknowledges “Fundamental Mistake” in Hours Before Rig Explosion: here.
This is a Mark Fiore animation on the BP disaster.
10 Things You Need (But Don’t Want) To Know About the BP Oil Spill: here.
Gulf oil spill’s animal victims struggle: here.
On our radar: BP. Company used riskier method of sealing oil well before blast, partly to save money: here.
BP Played Central Role in Botched Containment of 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster: here.
Disasters in Gulf Coast, West Virginia Spur Calls for Criminal Prosecutions of Corporate Execs: here.
Discovery Earth: Hurricanes Can Snap Oil Pipelines in the Gulf: here.
U.S. to suspend Arctic drilling: Alaska senator
Thu May 27, 2010 1:11am EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a suspension of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic until 2011 as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an Alaska senator said.
Democratic Senator Mark Begich said he had been told by the Interior Department that the Obama administration will announce that consideration of any applications for exploratory drilling in the Arctic is suspended until 2011.
The suspension is part of measures President Barack Obama plans to order in response to the runaway oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
He is also expected to announce tougher safety requirements for offshore oil drilling and strengthened inspections of oil rigs.
The Arctic decision will suspend plans by Shell Oil to drill exploratory wells off Alaska this summer.
Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic have faced increasing controversy in recent weeks as the government tries to contain the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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