Tag Archive | "Halliburton"

Group Calls on Obama To Remove Oil Panel’s Chief Lawyer for Conflict of Interest After Commission Refuses

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Consumer Watchdog NEWS RELEASE Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 Contact: Judy Dugan, 213-280-0175; or Jamie Court, 310-392-0075 Washington, D.C. — Consumer Watchdog today called on President Obama to remove the general counsel to the national Oil Spill Commission after the commission itself refused to either dismiss him or investigate his apparent conflicts of interest, including his […]

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Spill Commission Defends Its Top Lawyer

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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The panel named by President Obama to investigate the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout on Tuesday rejected a call by a consumer activist group for the resignation of its chief counsel, Fred H. Bartlit Jr. The group, Consumer Watchdog, said that the panel should dismiss Mr. Bartlit because his law firm, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, once represented Halliburton, one of the companies involved in drilling the BP well.

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Did Halliburton Push Its ‘Cost-Cutting’ Cement?

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Did Halliburton Push Its ‘Cost-Cutting’ Cement?

Halliburton is the sloppy contractor with no license, bad B.O. and helpers off the street who use gravel to stretch the cement and pour your driveway without the rebar. Except writ large. And deadly. As the New York Times story says, “Halliburton knew weeks before the fatal explosion of the Macondo well in the Gulf […]

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Obama Should Stop BP Fund Administrator Feinberg From Giving Chamber Of Commerce Keynote Or Fire Him, Watchdog Says

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Obama Should Stop BP Fund Administrator Feinberg From Giving Chamber Of Commerce Keynote Or Fire Him, Watchdog Says

Washington, DC -- Consumer Watchdog asked President Obama to force BP Fund Administrator Kenneth Feinberg to withdraw from a keynote address Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce group dedicated to eviscerating spill victims’ legal rights, and to fire Feinberg if he refuses.

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