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Topic | 27 May, 2010 at 17:33

Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling rig operated by BP, blew up on April 20th 2010, and sank two days later. The oil spill that ensued is the largest accidental spill in history.

Quarterly - 2010.3&4

Background | 14 February, 2011 at 10:37

Victory for Finland's forests. Read how a 10-year long campaign to protect Finland's ancient forests has met with success.

Deep Green: Gulf of Mexico, The Cost of Complexity

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 21 July, 2010 1 comment

We're all in Deepwater Now. Corporations don't need regulation, because protecting the environment is in their interest. The free market will protect nature. That theory disintegrated at 21:49, April 20, 2010, under a waxing...

It’s arithmetic: $4.5 billion is small change for BP

Blog entry by Mark Floegel | 16 November, 2012 8 comments

Let me apologise in advance for all the numbers that follow, but they’re important. Eleven men died on Deepwater Horizon the night BP's Macondo well blew out in April 2010.  It's one number we shouldn't forget and no number can be...

The 5 important lessons not learnt from Deepwater Horizon

Blog entry by JulietteH | 20 April, 2012 5 comments

The second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is upon us - and looking at the lessons the oil industry got from it, you’d think it never happened. Here are the most important points governments and oil companies didn’t...

Watching Obama at the Whitehouse on Facebook

Blog entry by Brian | 28 May, 2010

It was great to see Obama saying some very strong stuff about BP, the oil industry, and the future of energy in America last night. It was great to see him defer further permits on offshore oil drilling, not so great to see him fail...

Safety and the oil industry

Blog entry by JulietteH | 11 April, 2011

It appears that oil companies live in a universe parallel to our own. Let’s call it Lalaland. Lalaland is a very special place – a sort of dreamland if you’re a top executive working in drilling – for, say, Transocean. It’s a...

Mr Hayward – this is not a ‘tiny’ matter...

Blog entry by Juliette | 19 May, 2010 1 comment

Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read his previous Deepwater Horizon blog here . In a clear attempt to downplay the impacts of...

One Drill Too Far

Blog entry by Juliette | 17 May, 2010 2 comments

Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Below is an update he sent from the bayou.   Here in the southern US the land doesn’t just...

What a difference six months can make

Blog entry by JulietteH | 21 October, 2010 6 comments

Six months. It's been six months since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico took fire, blew and sank, causing the biggest accidental oil spill in history. It certainly feels like longer. Was it really six months ago...

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