On Thursday, Halliburton plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the BP oil spill. Meanwhile, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered Transocean to turn over subpoenaed documents.
A must-read article by Mark Hertsgaard in Newsweek reports how BP lied about the size of the oil disaster and the danger posed to its workers, the public and the environment. It is a cautionary tale for victims of all oil spills.
It is now alleged in a Louisiana court filing that, after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, senior BP executive David Rainey looked up the size of the spill on Wikipedia rather than ask experts for their professional opinions.
On the two year anniversary TreeHugger takes a look at how well the Gulf ecosystem is recovering, where BP's civil damages stand, and at some shocking evidence that BP hid the true cause of a similar accident from Congress.
Beyond the headline: Pennsylvania towns challenge fracking being shoved down their throats; BP looks to the Amazon for more oil; Alberta, Canada's oil rush shortchanges locals. Keep reading for the details.