Big Oil continues to see big profits, pollution while Americans get robbed at the pump

Big Oil is once again riding high oil prices to large profits (see below) while American consumers get stuck with a $2.7 billion gasoline bill in the first quarter of 2010 due to higher oil prices.

//www.grist.org/article/2010-04-30-big-oil-companies-continue-to-see-big-profits-pollution-while-am/


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Whistleblower: BP Risks More Massive Catastrophes in Gulf

Jason Leopold, Truthout: "A former contractor who worked for British Petroleum (BP) has alleged that the oil behemoth has broken federal laws and violated its own internal procedures by failing to maintain crucial safety and engineering documents related to one of the firm's other deepwater production projects in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving it vulnerable to a catastrophic disaster that would far surpass the massive oil spill that began last week following a deadly explosion on a BP-operated drilling rig, according to emails and other documents obtained by Truthout."

//www.truthout.org/whistlelower-bps-other-offshore-drilling-project-gulf-vulnerable-catastrophe59027

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Environmentalists: Gulf Spill Should Take "Offshore Drilling Off the Table for Good"
//act.commondreams.org/go/423?akid=46.124981.v9Gc_3&t=2

Oil Comes Ashore in Gulf, Scale of 'Historic' Disaster Sets In
//act.commondreams.org/go/429?akid=46.124981.v9Gc_3&t=15

Spewing 5,000 Barrels of Oil a Day, BP Spill Hits Louisiana Coastline
//act.commondreams.org/go/430?akid=46.124981.v9Gc_3&t=18

When Oil Spills, All Things Are Connected
//act.commondreams.org/go/437?akid=46.124981.v9Gc_3&t=32

Defenders of Wildlife: Defenders' Statement on Gulf Oil Spill Disaster
//act.commondreams.org/go/439?akid=46.124981.v9Gc_3&t=36

BP Enjoys Lobbying Strength, Close Ties to Lawmakers as Federal Investigation Looms
//act.commondreams.org/go/445?akid=47.124981.KzrE00&t=9

Deepwater Horizon: Conservationists Warn of 'True Catastrophe' for Wildlife
//act.commondreams.org/go/447?akid=47.124981.KzrE00&t=13

Was the Gulf Oil Spill an Act of War?
//act.commondreams.org/go/449?akid=47.124981.KzrE00&t=18

Fire on the Bayou: Non-Stop River of Oil Heads to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida
//act.commondreams.org/go/453?akid=47.124981.KzrE00&t=26

From the Wetlands in the Gulf, 'They Saw It Coming'
//act.commondreams.org/go/454?akid=47.124981.KzrE00&t=28

Coastal Commuities Bracing for Catastrophe
//act.commondreams.org/go/456?akid=48.124981.xYPIZQ&t=2

Scientist Doesn't See a Way for Preventing Oil From Reaching Florida Keys, Eastern Seaboard
//act.commondreams.org/go/461?akid=48.124981.xYPIZQ&t=13

BP Oil Spill Worsens With No Solution in Sight, 210,000 Gallons a Day Spew into Gulf of Mexico
//act.commondreams.org/go/462?akid=48.124981.xYPIZQ&t=16

New Orleans Fears New Disaster
//act.commondreams.org/go/463?akid=48.124981.xYPIZQ&t=18

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Houston, we have a problem: an 'American Chernobyl' is causing growing desperation
//www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9570/



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