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Deepwater: An Unnatural Disaster on a Massive Scale

June 2, 2010, 7:55 am

Community Alliance for Global Justice

Throughout the unfolding disaster, the responsible corporations acted swiftly and decisively…to limit their liability, protect profits and pass the buck. Interestingly, most of the “solutions” to the spill attempted by BP, including the failed “top hat” containment strategy on May 8 and the “syphon tubes” installed on May 16, allowed BP to keep collecting oil and did nothing to actually stop the spill

BP Oil Spill: A Company Out of Its Depth?

June 1, 2010, 4:49 pm

BNET Insight

After a disaster like the BP oil spill, it’s easy to demonize individuals like CEO Tony Heyward who, when he took on leadership in 2007, promised to focus like a laser on safety. But the catastrophe raises some profound issues around the oil industry in general, and BP in particular, that have been glaring since before the 2005 Texas City Explosion. 

BP Facing Familiar Nemesis: PI Lawyer Brent Coon

May 28, 2010, 3:21 pm

ABA Journal

When BP's Texas City, Texas, oil refinery exploded in 2005, killing 15 workers and injuring hundreds, company officials came to know Brent Coon very well.

Workers on doomed rig: Corners cut to save money

May 28, 2010, 9:03 am

Associated Press

Two workers injured when an oil rig exploded in the Gul of Mexico told Congress on Thursday that the companies in charge of the doomed drilling operation cut corners and neglected maintenance in a race toward higher profits.

Gulf oil spill: Companies were 'rushing to make money faster,' survivor says

May 28, 2010, 9:01 am

LA Times

"I was certain I was going to die.’’ So it seemed to Stephen Stone, a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion who on Thursday recounted his experience on the deadly night, the first by a drilling-rig worker before a congressional committee.

Gadfly Texas lawyer takes on BP again

May 27, 2010, 5:59 pm

HOUSTON (Reuters)
By Kristen Hays

Dealing with the worst oil disaster in U.S. history could be BP Plc's (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research) (BP.N: Quote, Profile, Research) biggest nightmare, and lawyer Brent Coon intends to make it haunt them for a very long time.

A Beaumont lawyer, BP and the “Three Little Piggies”

May 27, 2010, 5:55 pm

Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont barrister Brent Coon has plans to huff…and puff…and BLOW BP out of the freakin’ water.

He also, through his last encounter with the oil giant, points out that BP has no sense of irony.

Old BP document calculates worth of human life with "Three Little Pigs" diagram

May 26, 2010, 9:00 am

Yahoo! News

An internal BP document illustrates how the company demonstrated the money-saving benefits of housing employees in trailers that could go up in flames during an explosion rather than house them in more expensive, blast-resistant structures.

BP's Shocking Memo

May 26, 2010, 8:56 am

The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast has obtained a document—displayed below—that goes to the heart of BP procedures, demonstrating that before the company’s previous major disaster—at a moment when the oil giant could choose between cost-savings and greater safety—it selected cost-savings. And BP chose to illustrate that choice, without irony, by invoking the classic Three Little Pigs fairy tale.

US government keeps "boot on neck" of BP over spill

May 25, 2010, 9:28 am


The U.S. government piled pressure on BP Plc on Monday to clean up a "massive environmental mess" in the Gulf of Mexico, and a top official said fines would definitely be imposed on the energy giant for the spreading oil spill.

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Brent Coon Television Appearances

Brent Coon appears on the Business News Network to discuss the one year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill and his 5,000 clients in the GCCF claims process.

April 20, 2011

BP "Whitewashed" Report, with Brent Coon on CNN

Sept 8, 2010

Brent Coon joins Fox News Bulls and Bears to talk about the Oil Spill Claims Fund

August 25, 2010

BP to pay $50 million in Texas City case

August 12th, 2010

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