Tagoil spill research

BP has a website to trash the research it pays for


Over the last five years, it’s gotten a little easier to understand why BP committed the series of monumental errors that led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig catastrophe. The company seems to have no idea what it’s doing. Recently, we’ve seen the British oil giant argue vociferously in court on behalf of its multi-billion settlement with Gulf businesses and ailing residents...

Government scientists prove BP is killing dolphins


It’s no secret here on the Gulf Coast that ever since BP’s reckless Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in 2010, dolphins have been getting sick and dying at an alarming rate. I’ve been reporting on this phenomenon since the early months after the spill, and this has been an ongoing, sickening event in the nearly four years that have followed. For example, I noted earlier this year...

On flesh-eating bacteria and BP’s lame effort “to set the record straight”


Apparently, tens of millions of dollars on catchy, beautifully shot television ads that have been seen by pretty much every American multiple times still hasn’t been enough for BP to — their words, not mine — “set the record straight” on what really happened after their corporate negligence caused the death of 11 people and unleashed 5 million barrels of crude oil...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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