Stories tagged with Environment
By Laurie Bennett | December 8, 2016 at 11:22am | 0
One can only imagine who the nominee might have been if Donald Trump had not met with Al Gore on Monday.
By Muckety | May 11, 2013 at 3:51pm | 1
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) delivered an extraordinary speech on the Senate floor.
By Laurie Bennett | May 11, 2013 at 11:50am | 0
Elon Musk and David Sacks have left the PAC launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, All Things Digital reports.
By Laurie Bennett | April 14, 2013 at 7:18am | 0
Put Exxon Mobil’s response to the recent Arkansas oil spill in the same category as big tobacco’s answer to cancer concerns.
By Laurie Bennett | November 16, 2012 at 1:32pm | 0
There is much discussion these days about a Republican pivot.
By Muckety | November 15, 2012 at 1:43pm | 0
British oil company BP announced Thursday that it would plead guilty to 11 felony counts and pay $4.5 billion in penalties in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
By Laurie Bennett | December 28, 2011 at 8:55am | 0
By definition, a group called “Sailors for the Sea” is apt to have old money on board.
By Laurie Bennett | October 12, 2011 at 10:28am | 0
An Illinois company, Elastec/American Marine, has won a $1 million prize in the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge competition, the X Prize Foundation announced Tuesday.
By Laurie Bennett | February 1, 2011 at 10:25am | 0
Some billionaires compete with one another for the longest yacht. Others are land barons.
By Laurie Bennett | September 5, 2010 at 1:48pm | 5
Once again, a California ballot proposition is attracting millions of dollars from around the country.
By Laurie Bennett | August 5, 2010 at 10:20am | 0
Citing confidential internal reports, The New York Times reports that safety problems plagued several rigs owned by Transocean Ltd., the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon.
By Laurie Bennett | July 1, 2010 at 10:03am | 0
BP’s payment process for those who’ve been hurt by the Gulf oil spill has been slow and inefficient, the new claims czar told Congress Wednesday.
By Muckety | June 19, 2010 at 4:23pm | 0
And we thought that BP lobbyist was the worst job in America.
It’s a piece of cake, compared to BP PR person.
After all the gaffes by Tony “I want my life back” Hayward, the company puts chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg in front of the mike and Svanberg talks about the “small people.”
Then BP eases Hayward out as the U.S. frontman for the emergency efforts and where does he go?
To the Isle of Wight to watch his yacht, “Bob,” compete in the Round the Island Race, sponsored by JPMorgan Asset Management. (Is he flipping us off or does he really not get it?)
Hilary Rosen must be ready to take a dive into the Gulf.
Update: Bob finished fourth in a class of 45.
By Laurie Bennett | June 18, 2010 at 9:16am | 0
Should the job of overseeing the Gulf Coast’s comeback be part time?
By Laurie Bennett | June 16, 2010 at 6:08am | 0
Obama’s answers to the Gulf crisis rely less on dramatic leadership and more on government expertise (a phrase many conservatives consider oxymoronic).
By Laurie Bennett | June 15, 2010 at 9:04am | 0
When BP’s stock plummets, it’s not just British pensioners who suffer.
By Laurie Bennett | June 4, 2010 at 11:02am | 0
BP is airing television ads featuring CEO Tony Hayward expressing regrets and promising to make things right.
By Laurie Bennett | May 28, 2010 at 3:44am | 2
How about barring BP from the federal trough?
By Laurie Bennett | May 3, 2010 at 10:13am | 0
Directors of the company that owns the drilling rig at the epicenter of the Gulf oil spill eliminated executive bonuses last year because of concerns about the firm’s safety record.
By A. James Memmott | March 23, 2010 at 8:19am | 0
Last weekend’s partisan debate over heath care overshadowed the passing of a man who forged bipartisan consensus on national conservation efforts.