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BP says U.S. oil spill trial could ‘last until 2014′

LONDON — British energy giant BP is prepared for a multi-billion-dollar US legal case into the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill to last until 2014, its chief executive told the Sunday Telegraph. The London-listed company heads to a US court on Monday in an attempt to determine how much…

U.S. to let BP bid on Gulf of Mexico leases

NEW YORK — The United States said it will allow British oil giant BP to bid on new oil-drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico due to go on sale later this year, less than two years after a devastating spill. US offshore safety chief Michael Bromwich told lawmakers that…

U.S. set to sanction BP, contractors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. offshore drilling regulator could issue sanctions as early as next week against BP and the major contractors involved in last year’s Gulf oil spill, an agency official said on Thursday. Michael Bromwich, the head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, told reporters at a…

BP sues Gulf rig firm, shifting blame for oil spill

LONDON (AFP) – BP is taking legal action to shift the blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster which devastated the environment and the group’s image a year ago, suing rig operator Transocean for damages of $40 billion (24 billion pounds). The disaster threatened to ruin BP as a…

BP complains about Gulf spill compensation: report

WASHINGTON — BP is filing a strongly worded complaint with the administrator of a $20-billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill, saying his proposed settlements are too generous, The New York Times reported Thursday. In a 25-page statement that is to be filed later in the day…

Ask the Patriarchy: Should I care about the oil spill?

I know, I know, it seems like a dumb question. But there are actually some bros who care about all this namby pamby enviro crap. Do they have a point, or are they just faking it to get some tail? You ask, the Patriarchy answers in Ask the Patriarchy:…

Attorney General: Criminal probe of Gulf oil spill began ‘some weeks ago’

Update: Obama promises criminal probe into Deepwater Horizon disaster Calling for a “full and vigorous accounting” of the facts, President Obama demanded Tuesday that the ongoing probe into the Deepwater Horizon disaster keep open to the possibility of criminal charges. “They have my full support to follow the facts wherever…

My Thinking You’re A Fuckface Makes It Really Easy To Hate Your Face

Over at the Daily Beast, Tunku Varadarajan says that the oil spill isn’t Obama’s fault…but his portrayal of socialist Jesus is helping make sure that it’s seen as his fault. Once you set out, as a president or a party, to propagate a message that the government has (or is)…

Take no seagulls prisoner

I’ve been watching this oil spill disaster in the Gulf with no small amount of sadness and horror, but haven’t had much to say, because what can you besides, “Bleeerarrrrrgh?!” The coincidental nature of things, with this disaster happening so close to Obama making offshore drilling a centrist centerpiece item,…

Grow Up, Greenies

Let’s make a deal – we’ll “grow up” and consider the need to drill every bit of oil we can when you grow up and consider the need to be less dependent on oil. Democrats are going to have to grow up. The oil-rich areas they want to leave untouched…

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