Web of Sunsets - Foreign Body
This song (this album) is making for a perfect fit to my end of summer feelings.
Gyasi Ross (Blackfeet), Using Tradition to Teach Our Kids Purpose
As a community, we ‘police’ people who claim our identities—and rightly so. And as community leaders, this is part of our role. If you make a claim and we have evidence to the contrary, do not expect us to be silent when you commodify who we are.(via hojisitas)
BP Plc acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge ruled, handing down a long-awaited decision that may force the energy company to pay billions of dollars more for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier held a trial without a jury over who was at fault for the environmental catastrophe, which killed 11 people and spewed oil for almost three months into waters that touch the shores of five states. The case also included Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co., though the judge didn’t find them as responsible for the spill as BP.
“BP’s conduct was reckless,” Barbier wrote in a decision today in New Orleans federal court. “Transocean’s conduct was negligent. Halliburton’s conduct was negligent.”
Remember Deepwater Horizon? Legal proceedings are still happening and BP has been found to be most at fault. This could mean anything up to $18 billion in fines, which they’d likely have no way to pay - stock prices have nosedived and the worst-case scenario probably involves BP being taken over by some other company because it can’t afford to pay on its own.