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Past And Future Effects Of Oil Spill Argued In BP Penalty Trial

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental researchers and BP attorneys sparred Wednesday over the potential effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill in a trial aim...

BP Is Liable For Clean Water Act Damages From Oil Spill, Court Reaffirms

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2...

Judge: BP's Reckless Conduct Caused Gulf Oil Spill

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP could be looking at close to $18 billion in additional fines over the nation's worst offshore oil spill after a federal judge ...

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Four Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Is Recovering Faster Than Environment

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Despite the ongoing carnage, little has been done to tighten oversight necessary to prevent similar spills in the future. The name of the agency overseeing offshore drilling changed, but little else.

Collaboration, Not Heros, Drives Shifts in Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

When I heard in late December that Bill McKibben had written another article for Rolling Stone, I was thrilled. His July 2012 piece for that publication -- 'Global Warming's Terrifying Math' -- started a firestorm.

BP Executive: Well Could Have Been Sealed Sooner

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive who led the company's efforts to end its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says its blown-out...

BP Sues U.S. Government

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green

HOUSTON -- BP on Monday sued the U.S. government over a decision to bar the oil giant from getting new federal contracts to supply fuel and other serv...

BP Ordered To Pay Settlement Administrator $130 Million

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered BP to pay more than $130 million in fees to the court-supervised administrator of its multib...

BP Claims To Have Uncovered Fraud Allegations, Conflicts Of Interest In Spill Settlement

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP said Monday that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awa...

Trial Postponed For Ex-BP Executive

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has postponed the trial of a former BP executive charged with concealing information from Congress about the amou...

BP Pulls Out Of Gulf Cleanup, Leaving Unanswered Questions Behind

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn't difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say i...

Emily Swanson

BP's Public Image Oddly Mixed 3 Years After Gulf Spill | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green

Three years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Americans are still likely to have an unfavorable view of the company involved in the disast...

Ex-BP Engineer Accused Of Deleting Voicemails

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico faces...

BP Warns Of Rising Spill Settlement Costs

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP is warning investors that the price tag will be "significantly higher" than it initially estimated for its multibillion-dollar ...

Deepwater Horizon Survivor Takes The Stand

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A Transocean employee who survived the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion testified at the Gulf oil spill trial Tuesday that a subord...

BP Executive Defends Contradictory Spill Report

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The BP executive who led the company's probe of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion denied Monday that his investigators narrowly ...

BP Internal Probe Leader Takes The Stand In Trial

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An internal BP probe of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico didn't explore whether decisions by upper-level management or co...

BP Executive To Resume Testimony

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Once the object of ridicule and focus of outrage after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, former BP chief executive Tony Ha...

Feds Struggle To Reach Settlement Before BP Trial Approaches

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and the five Gulf coast states affected by a massive oil spill nearly three years ago have indicated ...

$332 Million For BP Spill Claimants In Florida

AP | By BILL KACZOR | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The administrator of a class-action settlement between petroleum giant BP and oil spill claimants said Tuesday that more th...

BP Seeks Ruling On Oil Spill Size

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP urged a federal judge Friday to rule the company can't be penalized for millions of gallons of oil that spewed from its blown-...

BP Settles Over $1 Billion In Claims

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Businesses and individuals who claim BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion thr...

Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion In Plea Deal

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Transocean Ltd. made an initial court appearance Wednesday for its plea agreement with the Justice Department over the company's ...

Timeline Of The Gulf Oil Spill And Ensuing Legal Cases

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green

Timeline of the massive 2010 Gulf oil spill, government response and ensuing legal cases: — April 20, 2010: An explosion and fire on ...