Posts Tagged 'British Petroleum'

Tea Party Candidates Are Funded By Ferners

The Guardian (a ferner website) reports –

BP and several other big European companies are funding the midterm election campaigns of Tea Party favourites who deny the existence of global warming or oppose Barack Obama’s energy agenda, the Guardian has learned.

An analysis of campaign finance by Climate Action Network Europe (Cane) found nearly 80% of campaign donations from a number of major European firms were directed towards senators who blocked action on climate change. These included incumbents who have been embraced by the Tea Party such as Jim DeMint, a Republican from South Carolina, and the notorious climate change denier James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma. The report, released tomorrow, used information on the Open Secrets.org database to track what it called a co-ordinated attempt by some of Europe’s biggest polluters to influence the US midterms. It said: “The European companies are funding almost exclusively Senate candidates who have been outspoken in their opposition to comprehensive climate policy in the US and candidates who actively deny the scientific consensus that climate change is happening and is caused by people.”

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Here We Go Again! Another BP Oil Rig In The Gulf Explodes

Yahoo reports –

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The site of the explosion is west of where BP’s massive spill occurred. The Coast Guard said no one was killed Thursday in the explosion. The blast was spotted by a commercial helicopter flying over the site. All 13 people aboard the rig were found floating in the water in survival gear.

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Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival – Sept. 2-6, 2010

According to the festival’s official website –

Deep in the heart of Cajun Country, every Labor Day Weekend, tens of thousands of people celebrate at Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival.
The festival has been honoring those who have worked tirelessly through rain and shine…and sometimes even hurricanes, to provide the area’s economic lifeblood for over half a century.  The festival also emphasizes the unique way in which these two seemingly different industries work hand-in-hand culturally and environmentally in this area of the “Cajun Coast.”  The event is free and has grown to become one of the country’s premiere festivals.  There’s plenty of fun for “kids” of all ages and lots to see, hear, do and eat!  The festival is truly a feast for ALL senses and according to Time Magazine, “…one of the best, most unusual, the most down-home, the most moving and the most fun the Country has to offer…” The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, the state’s oldest chartered harvest festival…

Visit the festival’s official website.

Message To America’s Oil And Natural Gas Industry [pic]

Strip Club Files Oil Spill Compensation Claim

News.com.au reports –

An unlikely company has filed a claim for compensation regarding the disaster – a New Orleans strip club. The owners of The Mimosa Dancing Girls, located on the edge of New Orleans, claimed that the spill was bad for business as the fishermen who usually frequented the club cannot afford to spend money there, British newspaper The Observer reported. BP announced yesterday that it had already received 64,000 compensation claims, adding that it already paid $104 million to residents along the US Gulf Coast.

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BP Coffee Spill [video]

The Unofficial BP Twitter Feed

BuzzFeed presented some highlights from the unofficial twitter feed from BP public relations.

Go to BuzzFeed.

Go to unofficial BP feed.


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