British Petroleum / Amoco / ARCO (BP Amoco)

March 2008: The Yes Men launch new Beyond Petrol site to spoof BP after receiving complaint from BP legal department.

British Petroleum / Amoco / ARCO History & Mergers

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) & Oil Spills

BP Amoco’s Solar Power Greenwashing Exposed

  • Summer Greenwash Award: BP Amoco’s “Plug in the Sun” Program (Corporate Watch, July 1999)
  • Winter Greenwash Award: BP: Beyond Petroleum or Beyond Preposterous? (Corporate Watch, December 2000)
  • “We Laughed! We Cried! But Mostly We Cried!” — BP Amoco CEO Wins Earth Day “Oscar” for Acting Like an Environmentalist (Greenpeace, April 22nd, 1999)
  • Mixed Reaction to Oil Co’s Earth Day Award (Danielle Knight, April 22nd, 1999)
  • BP Amoco partners with (a “green energy” company being boycotted over its use of incineration)

BP Amoco and Military Dictatorships

  • BP: Backing Persecution (oil drilling in Tibet and Sudan)
  • British Petroleum: Police Terror (BP in Colombia)
  • BP Amoco is involved in the military dictatorship of Nigeria
  • Amoco backs USAfrica, a corporate front group seeking passage of the “NAFTA for Africa” legislation (a.k.a. the “Recolonize Africa” bill).

BP Amoco and Global Climate Destruction

BP Amoco Pollutes

BP Amoco is among the top 10 polluters in the U.S. Between 1989 and 1997, they have ranked between the 5th and 9th largest toxic emitters under the U.S. EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory.

Their Port Lavaca, TX and Lima, OH refineries are the 18th and 22nd largest toxic emitting facilities in the nation.