British government’s Big Oil links


This video is called BP Beyond Pollution.

From Left Food Forward blog in Britain:

Coalition in danger of being ‘oiliest government ever’

The Cameron administration has a firm aspiration to be the ‘greenest government ever‘, but the reality is turning out to be quite different. Alongside having a transport secretary who advocates gas-guzzling changes to public policy, and continuing to encourage road-building in a time of austerity, it turns out that the person almost certain to head up the coalition’s environment and energy policy is a former BP policy advisor.

The government of Norway decided today to reject oil drilling in ecologically sensitive waters just above the Arctic circle, partly because of worries over a disaster like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: here.

I’d been wondering why we’ve heard so little in recent weeks about the spike in dolphin deaths along the Alabama and Mississippi coasts. Turns out federal officials have ordered scientists to keep quiet: here.

England: Support for ‘locked out’ BP workers: here.

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  1. BP buys Brazilian ethanol company

    BRAZIL: British oil company BP said today that it is paying $680 million (£425m) for a controlling interest in Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer CNAA.

    BP is acquiring an 83 per cent stake in the company and taking on all of CNAA’s long-term debt.

    The oil giant said the acquisition would expand its ethanol production capacity in Brazil to nine million barrels a year.

    The company already holds a half interest in Brazilian ethanol producer Tropical BioEnergia.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/102128

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  2. Obama approves offshore drilling

    United States: The Obama administration is allowing deepwater drilling to resume on another Gulf of Mexico well, even though Louisiana has yet to recover from BP’s devastating oil spill last year.

    BHP Billiton PLC said on Saturday that the permit will allow it to get back to work in its Shenzi field, located about 120 miles off Louisiana’s coast.

    Oil barons and some US legislators had been pressing regulators to issue new permits before a recent spike in oil prices magnified the pressure.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/102182

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