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Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists | Al Jazeera English

Gulf of Mexico fishermen, scientists and seafood processors have told Al Jazeera they are finding disturbing numbers of mutated shrimp, crab and fish that they believe are deformed by chemicals released during BP’s 2010 oil disaster.

Along with collapsing fisheries, signs of malignant impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp – and interviewees’ fingers point towards BP’s oil pollution disaster as being the cause. Continue reading…

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Gulf fisheries in decline after oil disaster | Al Jazeera English

New Orleans, LA – Hundreds of thousands of people living along the US Gulf Coast have hung their economic lives on lawsuits against BP.

Fishermen, in particular, are seeing their way of life threatened with extinction – both from lack of an adequate legal settlement and collapsing fisheries. Continue reading…

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Etisk fond trekker seg ut av Statoil | Aftenposten

Et britisk etisk fond har bestemt seg for å trekke seg ut av Statoil på grunn av selskapets satsing på oljesand. Etisk fond trekker seg ut av Statoil – Aftenposten

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Western oil firms remain as US exits Iraq | Aljazeera

While the US military has formally ended its occupation of Iraq, some of the largest western oil companies, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell, remain.

On November 27, 38 months after Royal Dutch Shell announced its pursuit of a massive gas deal in southern Iraq, the oil giant had its contract signed for a $17bn flared gas deal. Three days later, the US-based energy firm Emerson submitted a bid for a contract to operate at Iraq’s giant Zubair oil field, which reportedly holds some eight million barrels of oil. Continue reading…

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Will Fossil Fuel Companies Face Liability for Climate Change? | AlterNet

It is one thing to do your own research, but it is another to deliberately deceive people, contributing to widespread harm primarily to retain profits. Read more…

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300 sekunder: Statoils rådgivere | VGTV

Erling Borgen har sett nærmere på Statoils nye rådgivergruppe. Dette er nest siste episode av dokumentarserien 300 sekunder.

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US Eyes First BP Criminal Charges Over Gulf Spill | AlterNet

US prosecutors are readying criminal charges against British oil giant BP employees over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident that led to the catastrophic Gulf oil spill. Read more…

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