The date is the anniversary of an important court ruling for oil industry employees.
Brent Coon’s back to take on BP.
After James and Linda Rowe were killed in a grisly refinery explosion in Texas City in 2005, their wild-child daughter could have taken a modest settlement and started to rebuild her life in a small Louisiana border town. Instead, she chose to fight—and brought a multibillion-dollar oil company to its
Linking to a story from The Hill, The Web site TPM.com says that “an increasing number of Republicans” are calling on Joe Barton to resign as ranking member of the committee that oversees energy (among several other critical regulatory responsibilities.) Majority leader Mitch McConnell added, “I couldn’t disagree with Joe
I spent a day with Texas A&M oceanographers in late May, and here was their assessment: Around early June, currents in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico tend shift so that they run northward toward the shore and eastward toward the Mississippi delta. This pattern will probably last for the rest
First, CEO Tony Hayward says he wants his life back from the oil spill. (We’d like our ocean back.) Then Randy Prescott of BP Houston observes, “Louisiana isn’t the only place that has shrimp.” Prescott’s name and phone number have been spread over the Internet. Then BP decides to hire
That was a weird comment for the governor to make. He can’t possibly substantiate his statement. Is he so anti-litigation that he is trying to protect the perpetrators? In any event, Black’s Law Dictionary defines an act of God as “An act occasioned exclusively by violence of nature without the