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Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill with Unprecedented Dolphin Die-Off

Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill with Unprecedented Dolphin Die-Off

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Scientists have for the first time made a conclusive link between the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and an unprecedented dolphin die-off along the Gulf’s northern coast. Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama experienced an “unusual mortality event” beginning in […]

In Deadly Industry, US Oil Workers’ Historic Strike for Safety Spreads to More Plants

In Deadly Industry, US Oil Workers’ Historic Strike for Safety Spreads to More Plants

Published on Sunday, February 08, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer The biggest U.S. oil workers’ strike in more than three decades just grew even larger, with two mid-western BP plants joining in the work stoppage to demand basic health and safety protections from some of the world’s most powerful fossil fuel corporations. The United Steelworkers […]

Supreme Court Orders BP to Pay Up

Supreme Court Orders BP to Pay Up

Published on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Despite BP’s public relations blitz and high-priced team of lawyers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the oil giant’s challenge to a settlement of billions of dollars for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion oil spill. The challenge was just the latest attempt […]

Federal Judge: BP ‘Grossly Negligent’ in Gulf Oil Disaster

Federal Judge: BP ‘Grossly Negligent’ in Gulf Oil Disaster

Published on Thursday, September 04, 2014 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Developing… The 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was the result of BP’s “gross negligence” and “willful misconduct,” a federal judge has ruled. The ruling on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier means the oil giant could be responsible for as much […]

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