Cleanup workers are getting sick and health professionals are warning about the long term effects on everyone, including the general population.
Louisiana union leaders, environmentalists and others are saying that the disparity between what BP told government regulators in March and what it has actually been able to do results from a willfully misleading manipulation of numbers by the company.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson ordered the company last May to reduce its usage of dispersants by 75 percent.
Exxon Mobil Corp. stands out among the nation's oil giants in one big way: it is spending millions of dollars to fund an enormous network of extreme right-wing groups.
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth presented "The Struggle for Justice in the Coalfields of Central Appalachia and Colombia" at the U.S. Social Forum.
DETROIT - Opening the U.S. Social Forum here, 20,000 from around the nation, a multi-ethnic rainbow of young and old, marched Tuesday calling for jobs and social justice.
A 1,000-strong People's Freedom Caravan arrived today in time to participate in the opening of the U.S. Social Forum, a gathering of thousands of progressive and left social and political activists.
The firestorm over Barton's defense of BP drew attention away from the dismal performance by BP's CEO Tony Hayward at the Congressional hearing yesterday.
WASHINGTON-- Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex, has plunged the Republican Party into turmoil with his blurted apology to the CEO of BP for what he called President Obama's "shakedown" of the oil giant, possibly changing the midterm election dynamics.
BP agreed today to set up a $20 billion escrow fund to pay damage claims resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.