Alyeska CEO Steps Down Following Truthout Exposé

Column – Jason Leopold

Kevin Hostler, the chief executive officer of Alyeska Pipeline, informed company employees Wednesday morning that he “plans to retire to Houston and to spend time with his family.” The announcement comes one day after Truthout published an extensive … Read more

BP’s Ombudsman Gave Congress Wrong Information

Column – Jason Leopold

Last January, Reps. Henry Waxman (D-California) and Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) sent a letter to John Minge, BP’s Alaska president, seeking information about how the company was managing its Prudhoe Bay operations on Alaska’s North Slope, as well … Read more

BP’s Alaska Oilfield Plagued By Safety Issues

Article – Jason Leopold

Nearly 5,000 miles from the oil-spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, BP and its culture of cost-cutting are contributing to another environmental mess. According to internal BP documents obtained by Truthout, and after interviewing more than a … Read more

How Bush’s DOJ Killed a Criminal Probe Into BP

Column – Jason Leopold

Mention the name of the corporation BP to Scott West and two words immediately come to mind: Beyond Prosecution. West was the special agent-in-charge at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division who had been probing alleged … Read more

Whistleblower: BP Risks More Massive Catastrophes

Column – Jason Leopold

A former contractor who worked for British Petroleum (BP) claims the oil conglomerate broke federal laws and violated its own internal procedures by failing to maintain crucial safety and engineering documents related to one of the firms other deepwater … Read more

Obama’s Warnings Come Back to Haunt Bernanke

Column – Jason Leopold

For those accustomed at looking into the memory hole, President Barack Obama’s pitch to Wall Street bankers Thursday on backing a tough financial reform package currently winding its way through Congress shouldn’t come as a surprise. Read more

Goldman Hires Obama’s Ex-Counsel to Defend Bank

Column – Jason Leopold

Wall Street banking behemoth Goldman Sachs, which was charged with securities fraud last Friday over its role in the subprime mortgage meltdown, has hired President Obama’s former White House Counsel Greg Craig to defend the company, according to … Read more

Bush, Cheney Knew Gitmo Prisoners Innocent

Column – Jason Leopold

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once declared that individuals captured by the US military in the aftermath of 9/11 and shipped off to the Guantanamo Bay prison facility represented the “worst of the worst.” Read more

Obama Admin Authorizes CIA to Kill US Citizen

Column – Jason Leopold

The Obama administration has lowered another legal barrier shielding Americans from extrajudicial punitive action by their own government, in this case authorizing the CIA to kill a US citizen suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda in Yemen and links … Read more

Justification for Rate Hike Contradicted

Column – Jason Leopold

Anthem Blue Cross’ parent company, WellPoint Inc., has been called out by Congressman Henry Waxman over discrepancies between the company’s public statement explaining why it was hiking rates on individual insurance premiums in California and the health … Read more

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