BP keeps polluting

This video from the USA says about itself:

Years of Internal BP Probes Warned that Neglect Could Lead to Accidents

The investigative news organization ProPublica is reporting a series of internal BP investigations over the past decade warned senior BP managers that the oil company repeatedly disregarded safety and environmental rules and risked a serious accident if it did not change its ways. The reports described instances in which management flouted safety by neglecting aging equipment, pressured employees not to report problems, and cut short or delayed inspections to reduce production costs. A 2001 internal report noted that BP had neglected key equipment needed for an emergency shutdown, including safety shutoff valves and gas and fire detectors similar to those that could have helped prevent the fire and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf. We speak to Abrahm Lustgarten, an investigative reporter at ProPublica. [includes rush transcript]

A new Mark Fiore animation on the BP oil spill is here.

Government scientists on Tuesday confirmed the existence of massive underwater plumes of oil creating large oxygen-starved and poisoned “dead zones” in the Gulf: here.

Evidence continues to mount that the rate of the spill advanced by the Obama administration last week—12,000 to 19,000 barrels—vastly underestimates its actual dimensions: here.

Oil Was Everywhere Today: here.

BP Spill: Oil Thicker Than Ever on Shore: here.

BP and Officials Block Some Coverage of Spill: here.

Reagan’s Legacy of Deregulation Goes Haywire in the Gulf: here.

Oil spill threatens to smother Gulf Coast food cultures: here.

James Moore: A Requiem for the Gulf: here.

Up Close, Underwater: what we aren’t seeing from overhead photos: here.

Waste steel in the Gulf of Mexico: The huge tonnages of waste steel from decommissioned offshore oil and gas structures: here.

FL: Huge shift in opinion against offshore drilling: here.

Canada: Newfoundland’s Conservative Premier has curtly dismissed a proposal that oil companies drilling off the province’s Atlantic coast have backup drill-rigs at the ready, so that they can bore a reserve well in the event of a Deepwater Horizon-type blowout: here.

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