Some Louisianan children recently opened a lemonade stand and were ticketed for operating a business without an occupational license or paying taxes on their earnings.
This not only highlights the absurdity of criminalizing children who
were too young to obtain an occupational license or to even pa...
By Bruce Thompson
Now that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has approved the $20.8-billion settlement
in the BP oil spill case, we can look at tying up the loose ends. The
biggest remaining injustice is that the man who was the project leader
for the successful effort to stop the leak, Kurt M...
Mark Schleifstein of the New Orleans Times Picayune reports:
U.S. Justice Department will file a motion to approve a proposed $20.8
billion settlement of civil claims between BP and federal, state and
local governments stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil
spill on March 31, a f...
Published on Sunday, 6 March 2016 19:35 - Written by Alex Mills, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
The impact of the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon six years ago will
be felt for many years to come. The economic and environmental aspects
have been staggering.
But for five individuals, the long a...
Judges dismissed charges related to Deepwater Horizon blowout; tally: 3 misdemeanors
Posted Feb 26, 2016 12:15 pm CST
By Terry Carter
A federal jury in New Orleans on Thursday found a former BP rig
engineer not guilty on a charge that his negligence caused the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill to initially go undetected, the Associated Press reports.
Robert Kaluza had been charged with...
U.S. Department of Justice's misguided pursuit of man highlights failures of its conviction attempts in BP case
By Joan McPhee and Michael McGovern
January 6, 2016
After years of prosecution and millions of taxpayer dollars, the U.S. Department of Justice is now 0-4 in its pursuit of felony c...
NEW ORLEANS —In a case related to the 2010 BP oil spill, former engineer Kurt Mix was convicted of a single misdemeanor violation earlier this month for deleting text messages without the company's permission, a charge that carries no jail time and no fine...
In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday dropped all obstruction of justice charges against former BP engineer Kurt Mix related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Kurt Mix was a drilling and completions...
Wall Street Journal
This op-ed originally appeared in the November 9th, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Jorunal
At 6:30 a.m. on April 24, 2012, federal agents, wearing Kevlar vests and with guns drawn, raided my home in Katy, Texas, with a warrant for my arrest. This was as shocking to me a...