Tagged: Deepwater Horizon

BP CEO hit at Congressional hearing

Members of Congress came down hard on BP CEO Tony Hayward (r.) as he testified about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  But political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Business and Politics,” wondered why the spotlight over American’s worst-ever spill hasn’t shone on Transocean, BP’s partner in the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded in […]

How much is that spill?

The BP oil spill now has released at least 1.3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on June 15th.  What’s that equivalent to?  Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and editor of Encyclopedia of Earth” suggests some possibilities […]

BP tries (again) to plug leak

Embattled oil company BP is again trying to divert the six-week-old Gulf oil leak by smothering the gushing flow under yet another dome.  Geology Professor Cutler Cleveland,  director of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, has updated his entry on the Deepwater Horizon saga in the BU-born Encyclopedia of Earth to discuss the myth […]

BU environmental expert on impact of oil spill

Cutler Cleveland, professor of Geography and Environment, lays out the short and long-term environmental effects of the BP oil spill. Contact: Cutler Cleveland, 617-353-7552, cutler@bu.edu

BP tries “top kill” to stop Gulf leak

Though it’s never been tried before in such deep waters, BP started its “top kill” operation in an effort to plug the mile-deep leak that has been spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico in U.S. waters for five weeks since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded.  Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the BU Center for Energy […]

Regulators too close to oil industry

The Interior Department’s inspector general issued a report showing an all-to-cozy relationship between the department’s Minerals Management Service and the oil industry that it was supposed to be regulating.  Law Professor Tamar Frankel, author of “Trust and Honesty: America’s Business Culture at a Crossroad” and an authority on legal ethics, says the problem of regulators […]

Gulf oil spill documented by BU researchers

Details of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have now been documented, and will be updated, on the Encyclopedia of Earth, developed by Boston University under the guidance of Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, and fellow at the university’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future. […]