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Mitt Romney’s campaign has hired a former lobbyist and PR agent for BP during the Gulf oil spill to push back on pressure about Romney’s time at Bain Capital.
“BP Plc has filed for damages totaling more than $80 billion from Halliburton and Transocean a year after the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion that killed 11 workers and spewed millions of barrels of oil into the sea.” READ MORE
In a stock swap, Rosneft, which is owned by the Russian government, will take a 5% stake in BP. In exchange, the company behind the Gulf oil spill will take 9.5% of Rosneft.
“Captain Mike Ellis said in an interview posted on You Tube that the boats are conducting controlled burns to get rid of the oil. ‘They drag a boom between two shrimp boats and whatever gets caught between the two boats, they circle it up and catch it on fire. Once the turtles are in there, [...]
Barack Obama picture “Obama’s rating stood at 45 percent in the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, down 5 points from early last month. For the first time in the survey, more people — 48 percent — say they disapprove of Obama’s job performance.” [Link]
“State senators in Louisiana have designated Sunday as a day of prayer aimed at seeking an end to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. On Wednesday, Louisiana state Sen. Robert Adley won unanimous approval of the resolution, which invites people of all faiths from within the state and around the U.S. to focus on [...]
“BP Plc CEO Tony Hayward watched a yacht race off the English coast on Saturday, sparking new controversy in the United States as his company struggles to plug its huge Gulf of Mexico oil leak. Sheila Williams, a spokeswoman for the British energy giant, said Hayward was spending time with his teenage son at the [...]
“BP began slowly burning oil siphoned from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday as part of its plans to more than triple the amount of crude it can stop from reaching the sea, the company said. Energy giant BP PLC said it had burned 52,500 gallons of oil by noon Wednesday [...]
“BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg’s apologized Wednesday for “clumsily” referring to people impacted by the Gulf oil spill as “the small people.” His statement followed a day of vitriolic reaction from folks in person along the Gulf and online who did not cut the Swedish-born executive any slack for trying to speak colloquially in a second [...]
“The 550-gallon (2,080-liter) tank that washed up on Panama City Beach on Saturday morning had markings suggesting it could have come from the rig that exploded and sank on April 20, killing 11 people and unleashing a catastrophic gush of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.” Link
“Energy giant BP announced this week it will donate its share of the proceeds generated by selling the oil captured from the well to fund efforts to protect and restore wildlife habitat along the Gulf Coast.” [Link]
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