Greg Palast: Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business

Egret - BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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with Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Apr. 22, 2014

 on Apr 22, 2014

Four years after 200-million gallon BP oil spill, TRNN speaks with investigative journalist Greg Palast about BP’s collusion with government officials to get dodge safety regulations.

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Greg Palast: If BP Doesn’t Make A Profit In The Gulf, BP Doesn’t Have To Pay

with Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
September 6, 2012

Oiled marsh

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Sep 6, 2012 by RTAmerica

It has been approximately two years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill became one of America’s worst spills in US history and it seems it won’t go away. Recently, Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil that was previously covered up by British Petroleum, the company held responsible for the environmental catastrophe. Tar balls washed up on the shores of Louisiana and Alabama and now the Department of Justice has publicly battered BP over their cleaning efforts. Greg Palast, investigative journalist, brings us more on the motive behind the DOJ’s late criticism.

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Fracking in Ireland and Being Dependent on Halliburton’s Mud by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
written for No Fracking Ireland
July 3, 2012

Pigs (pipeline inspection gauges) on White Island

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No Fracking Ireland presents Greg Palast in Dublin, Today 3. July
Connolly Books, Temple Bar – 1pm
The Ireland Institute – 7.30pm

Full info here

On the 20th of April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men instantly, then destroying 600 miles of coastline. On 9 September 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, burning eight to death, one of several recent pipeline explosions in the USA. In 1992, in Chicago, a gas pipe leaked and 18 houses exploded, incinerating three people.

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Killings, cancer, corruption and Azerbaijan: Eurovision in the Islamic Republic of BP by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
crossposted at Left Foot Forward
May 26, 2012

Русский: Станок-качалка для механической добыч...

Русский: Станок-качалка для механической добычи нефти штанговыми глубинными насосами. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Palast’s book Vultures’ Picnic will be released in Britain June 26. Catch Palast with Special Guest Warren Ellis, info here.

Will “Beyond Petroleum” oil giant BP pick the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest today in Baku, Azerbaijan? If so, I wouldn’t be surprised.

When I was arrested by the military police of during my investigation of BP for Channel 4′s Dispatches in 2010, one of the cops who surrounded our crew in the desert told us, with great pride:

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Greg Palast: BP Coverup, Coverup

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing rem...

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
May 21, 2012

Note: replaced video Mar. 22, 2012

May 21, 2012 by

Greg Palast: US corporate media ignoring evidence of BP foreknowledge of problems that led to Gulf disaster

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Arrest of BP Scapegoat: Real Killers Walk by Greg Palast

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing rem...

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Special for Buzzflash at Truthout
April 24, 2012

The Justice Department went big game hunting and bagged a teeny-weeny scapegoat.  More like a scape-kid, really.

Today, Justice arrested former BP engineer Kurt Mix for destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon blow-out.

I once ran a Justice Department racketeering case and damned if I would have ‘cuffed some poor schmuck like Mix––especially when there’s hot, smoking guns showing greater crimes by BP higher ups.

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BP Cover-up Part 2: Bribery, George Bush and WikiLeaks by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Exclusive for EcoWatch.org
Friday, April 20, 2012

BP on the Ocean

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Evidence now implicates top BP executives as well as its partners Chevron and Exxon and the Bush Administration in the deadly cover-up –– which included falsifying a report to the Securities Exchange Commission.

Yesterday, Ecowatch.org revealed that, in September 2008, nearly two years before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP rig had blown out in the Caspian Sea––which BP concealed from U.S. regulators and Congress.

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Dahr Jamail: Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists + Gulf fisheries in decline after oil disaster

Dandelion Salad

Updated: April 19, 2012, added another video. April 20, 2012, added another video.

bp oil protest

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Apr 17, 2012 by

It’s almost two years since BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, scientists say they have found deformities among seafood and a great decline in the numbers of marine life. Dahr Jamail reports from New Orleans.

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Greg Palast: The Lies and Fraud Behind Nuclear Plants

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by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com

For FreePress.org
March 8, 2012

“Completely and Utterly Fail in an Earthquake”

on Mar 6, 2012

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BP Settlement Sells Out Victims by Greg Palast

English: Platform supply vessels battle the bl...

Image via Wikipedia

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Crossposted at TheMudflats
March 4, 2012

Deal buries evidence of oil company willful negligence

Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Greg Palast led a four-continent investigation of BP PLC for Britain’s television series Dispatches. From 1989-91, Palast directed the investigation of fraud charges in the Exxon Valdez grounding for Alaska Native villages.

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Romney’s Billionaire Threatens BBC Investigative Reporter by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Truthout/Buzzflash
December 2, 2011

Palast is the author of Vultures’ Picnic: in Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores. See Palast live on stage in New York, DC and other cities.

Last Monday, a call came in to BBC Television Centre, London, from the office of Mitt Romney’s billionaire backer and “advisor” Paul Singer.

Singer, top donor to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee had a message for the news chiefs at the prestigious broadcaster:

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Ma Nature, the Happy Toilet – BP on Trial at the Occupation by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Greenpeace.org
Nov. 28, 2011

English: Platform supply vessels battle the bl...

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[Occupy Wall Street Climate Trial, New York. Sunday, Nov 27.]

This is not the first courtroom where I’ve faced off against BP, British Petroleum. But this time, I was outdoors, with a patrol car’s red lights spinning.

Occupy Wall Street asked me to act as “prosecutor” in the Climate Court in their relocated locale in a New York park.

I have the cold, hard, documentary evidence in my hand, gathered with the help of Greenpeace and their submarine (no kidding) in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caspian Sea, in Alaska.

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Drowning Fish? by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
June 30, 2011

July 3 would have been my parents’ 67th Anniversary. 67 years. Maybe it was the triumph of Hope over Reality (still have that Obama 2008 poster?). Or maybe something else, something that those of us who haven’t walked that far down the path can’t imagine.

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Corporate Profit Versus Life On Earth by Rand Clifford

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Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 5, 2011

Corporate Greed

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The last year has been especially catastrophic for life on Earth, while at the same time, corporate profits have jumped a staggering 36.8%, setting all-time records. Is this a coincidence, or are the long-term implications as sinister as they might seem?

How many disasters like the massive poisoning of the Gulf of Mexico, or gushing of radiation from multiple reactor-core meltdowns in Japan can the biosphere take? Or, perhaps a more apropos question is: How much more profit will the biosphere survive?

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Antonia Juhasz: Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

Dandelion Salad

on May 26, 2011

Policy analyst, activist and author, Antonia Juhasz, talks about her latest book, BLACK TIDE: THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF THE GULF OIL SPILL. Antonia Juhasz spoke at Powell’s Books in Beaverton, Oregon, on April 25th, 2011. Thanks to PC Peri and Flying Focus Video Collective for recording this program!

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