Posts Tagged ‘BP’

Photos: Protest at BP and Gen-On

Our Morning Roundup: Better Drinking Through Advertising

Thirsty on this cloudy morning? How bout a nice tall glass In response to the waterborne lead crisis, the District's Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is ushering in a "new era" with a new name and new logo. WaPo's Mike DeBonis reports the agency is rebranding itself "D.C. Water," at a cost of around $160,000 to [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Virginia Back In The Black Edition

Good morning, everyone. Today’s somehow supposed to be a lovely Tuesday with intermittent possibilities of rain. Doesn’t make much sense to me. I went out and bought the Facebook Effect last night–haven’t been this excited about a read since Harry Potter. This morning's photo is in honor of Twitter–the sperm whale was failing all last [...]

Photos: Demonstration at BP Headquarters

Our Morning Roundup: Petrol Prophylactic Edition

Good morning, people. Today looks to be as gorgeous as yesterday. The forecast calls for rain tomorrow, so take advantage of this day–have a popsicle, run up and down some bleachers, make friends with strangers on the sidewalk.
It beats driving around the DMV–D.C., Maryland, Virginia. Who the hell came up with that acronym? Every time [...]

Morning Roundup: A Long Weekend Long On Shootings

Good morning, everyone. Today’s Tuesday, in case the long weekend confused you. And it’s June! Perhaps now, we can move on to sunny days and temperatures that make sense.
Memorial Day weekend was a mess of shootings from Baltimore to Chinatown. A teen was found shot in the head in Greenbelt, a man was found dead in his [...]

It’s a Gusher: Outrage Erupts at D.C. Green Groups’ Ties to BP

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WaPo's story yesterday about the cozy ties between BP and the nation's leading environmental groups  has let loose a deluge of angry comments from members of the Arlington-based Nature Conservancy and other groups that have taken millions of dollars from the disgraced oil giant.
Here's a good one from Cindy D., a Nature [...]

Morning Roundup: Golf Coast Edition

Morning, all. Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what's going on in the world.
Oil continues to invade the Louisiana coast, though BP asserts their clean-up efforts–which includes a "junk shot" of golf balls, old tires, and the like, intended to fill the damaged blow-out preventer on the ocean floor–are working. Um, junk shot? Even [...]