BP oil spill and PR tricks


BP Is Considering Rebranding Their Gas Stations As Amoco — Will it help or hurt their image? Here.

Amoco was bought by BP in the 1990s. However, rebranding as Amoco might not really stop reminding people of oil spills.

According to Wikipedia:

Amoco Cadiz was a very large crude carrier (VLCC), owned by Amoco, that split in two after running aground on Portsall Rocks, 5 km (3.1 mi) from the coast of Brittany, France, on 16 March 1978, resulting in the largest oil spill of its kind in history to that date.

Guardian: BP’s incoming boss Bob Dudley says clean-up operation may be scaled down: here.

Politico op ed on how Gulf disaster is harming birds and their habitat: here.

Laura Erickson’s Birding Blog: “Situation Grave” as she reports from the Gulf: here.

USFWS helps move 89 Kemp’s Ridley Turtle eggs from area affected by oil spill facility near Merritt Island Refuge: here.

Discovery Earth: Fishing Industry Fears Oil’s Lingering Effects: here.

Oil Contamination of Crab Larvae Could Be Widespread – ScienceInsider: here.

Today’s ‘spillionaires’ may become tomorrow’s ‘BP whores’: here.

UPDATE 2013: BP asks appeals court to throw out oil spill settlement: here.

New at Newstalgia: BP By Any Other Name – The Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute – 1951: here.

Bill would make oil companies pay, but Republicans say no: here.

America’s Wetland Foundation, a Big Oil front-group, says taxpayers should pay to restore the Gulf & more enviro news: here.

A new oil spill endangered the Louisiana marshes, July 27, a day after BP announced that Tony Hayward was leaving the company’s CEO post, effective Oct. 1: here.

“It would be a tragedy of historic proportions if this reached Lake Michigan”: here.

Fracking With Food: How the Natural Gas Industry Poisons Cows and Crops: here.

Critical Alaska habitat spared from oil & natural gas development: here.

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