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What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the 2010 Gulf Spill - Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill. A clean-up operation on Queen Bess Island, June 2010.

Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

BP pledged a $500m fund for independent research into the consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP BP officials tried to take control of a $500m fund pledged by the oil company for independent research into the consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, it has emerged. Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show BP officials openly discussing how to influence the work of scientists supported by the fund, which was created by the oil company in May last year.

Obama administration restricts findings on Gulf’s dead dolphins. Are We Being Duped About the Gulf Oil Spill Being Fixed? - National. BP managers could face manslaughter charges over Gulf oil spill. BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion last year killed 11 workers and caused the biggest offshore spill in US history.

BP managers could face manslaughter charges over Gulf oil spill

Photograph: Reuters US authorities are considering charging BP managers with manslaughter after decisions they made before the Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion last year killed 11 workers and caused the biggest offshore spill in US history. Sources close to the process told Bloomberg that investigators were also examining whether BP's executives, including former chief executive Tony Hayward, made statements that were at odds with what they knew during congressional hearings last year. The US justice department opened criminal and civil investigations into the spill last June.

The department filed a civil lawsuit against BP in December and has not filed criminal charges. According to Bloomberg, authorities are investigating BP managers who worked both on the rig and onshore to determine if they should be charged in connection with the workers' deaths. BP Still Doesn't Want You to See Its Tarballs. Cleanup workers on Grand Isle, Louisiana.

BP Still Doesn't Want You to See Its Tarballs

All photos by John Hazlett. Lots has changed on Elmer's Island. Nearly a year after the great oilpocalypse of 2010, this Louisiana wildlife refuge about 100 miles south of New Orleans isn't crawling with teams of cleanup workers raking big black pools of crude off the sand; there's no cleanup machinery or equipment; the only immediately visible remnants of the BP/Deepwater Horizon spill are the occasional tarballs, big as a kid's head, that wash onto the shore. Not that I can just waltz onto this public beach to see all that—not everything has changed. Like some lame iteration of Groundhog Day, the hundredth time I try to pull onto the Elmer's Island access road from Highway 1 in southern Louisiana—some 200 days after the last time I tried it—I am, once again, stopped.

"You have to get permission from central command to come on here, and then you'll probably have to be escorted by an official," the security guard tells me. "Usually pretty hard. " Thousands of Gulf Oil Spill clean-up crew are dying! Video of the dying! // Current. To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online.

Thousands of Gulf Oil Spill clean-up crew are dying! Video of the dying! // Current

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BP dispersants 'causing sickness' - Features

His temperature has reached more than 39 degrees since September 15, yet his sicknesses continue to worsen. His parents, some doctors, and environmental consultants believe the child's ailments are linked to exposure to chemicals spilt by BP during its Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Gavin's father, mother, and cousin, Shayleigh, are also facing serious health problems. BP Says Settlement Terms in Spill Are Too Generous. Now he is getting complaints from another quarter: .

BP Says Settlement Terms in Spill Are Too Generous

The giant is arguing that if anything, Mr. Feinberg’s proposed settlements are too generous. Environmental Protection Agency? December 6th, 2010 1:06 PM By Dahr Jamail Michelle Nix, from Pensacola, Florida, founded the group Gulf Coast Oil Spill Volunteers in an effort to be pro-active and do what she could to help when the BP oil disaster began on April 20.

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BP dispersants 'causing sickness' - Features. New Evidence Links BP to Health Crisis in the Gulf. November 5, 2010 | Like this article?

New Evidence Links BP to Health Crisis in the Gulf

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