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The BP Spill May Have Damaged The Gulf, But It Took A Human Toll Too

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green

Stephen Stone was one of the 126 crew members aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and near the end of a three-week shift working for Transocean ...

Kate Sheppard

Northeast Dems Revolt Against Obama's Proposed Atlantic Oil And Gas Lease Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic ...

BP Gets A Pass On Billions Of Dollars In Fines For Gulf Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business

BPwill face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion under the Clean Water Act for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill, several billion dollars less than feared.

Judge Rejects BP's Bid To Remove Gulf Oil Spill Claims Administrator

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green

Nov 10 (Reuters) - BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming...

Oil Industry's Image Is Tarnished in Louisiana, Green Activist Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Arm...

BP and the Cost of Reputational Debt

Harlan Loeb | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Harlan Loeb

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected BP's attempt to halt payments to affected businesses while the oil giant appeals its 2010 Gulf of Mexico di...

Penalty Phase Of BP Spill Trial Set For January

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

HOUSTON, April 22 (Reuters) - The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next Ja...

Four Years Later, BP Oil Spill Still Taking A Toll On Louisiana Fisherman

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green

The BP oil spill, often called the worst man-made environmental disaster of our time, first began four years ago today. On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwa...

Major Problem Seen In Young Fish Years After BP Oil Spill

Houston Chronicle | Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green

Oil spilled during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster caused severe defects in the developing hearts of tuna exposed to the substance in a laboratory...

EPA Ends Ban On BP Contracts

Agence France Presse | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday an end to its ban on BP obtaining government contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon ...

Funds for Tracing Gulf Seafood Slated to Run Out at Year's End

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana seafood vendors were hurt by the 2010 BP spill, fishing closures and consumers' fears that Gulf shrimp, oysters and fish were tainted. The catch isn't fully back to pre-spill levels but vendors want to prove they have quality, local seafood to sell.

Court Rejects BP Appeal Over Gulf Spill Payouts

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green

By Jonathan Stempel March 4 (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court has rejected BP Plc's bid to block businesses from recovering money over t...

High Court Rejects Oil Spill Contempt Case

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department will not be held in contempt over its actions in the af...

BP Denies Dithering During Gulf Spill Response

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Dithering and indecision at BP Plc delayed the capping of its Macondo well and worsened ...

Should BP Get Corporate Death Penalty?

Dennis Trainor | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Dennis Trainor

Three years after the BP oil spill, in which BP's criminal negligence took the lives of 11 workers before dumping tar and oily crude over 30,000 squar...

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

The Prettiest Pictures of Pollution You'll Ever See

Matt Zencey | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Matt Zencey

J Henry Fair wants us to rethink our role as consumers and reconsider the relentless drive to have more, more, and more.

John Rudolf

Indicted Rig Bosses, Executive "Hung Out To Dry" By BP Plea Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

British oil giant BP pleaded guilty Thursday to more than a dozen felony charges related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including manslaughter ...

Louisiana Parishes Fault Coast Guard For Slow Removal Of BP Oil

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP oil and tar that washed ashore or was uncovered in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and other Louisiana parishes during Hurricane Isaac is settling into wetlands and shutting some public beaches.

BP, Justice Department Close To Oil Spill Settlement

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

Oct 10 (Reuters) - BP PLC and the U.S. Justice Department are close to a broad deal that would release the company from additional civil and crimina...

Gulf Coast Leaders Want BP to Clean Up Its Mess

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit said they're relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June. But they're unsure when money from RESTORE, which devotes 80 percent of BP's Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 spill to Gulf states, will be available.

Louisiana Coastal Director Says BP Must Pay To The Max

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week "we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands" of the company's responsibilities.

"Resilience" Theme Irks Gulf Residents at Green Conference

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A number of Louisianans attended, and the theme of resilience or withstanding adversity didn't sit well with some of them, who said the state had suffered unnecessarily from oil-and-gas greed and the mistakes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. What exactly upset attendees from Louisiana?

Focus on Coastal Restoration Not Retreat, Louisiana's Senator Landrieu Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana needs to get smart quickly about coastal restoration, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu said in her hometown of New Orleans last week.

Sam Stein

BP's Influence Peddling Bears Fruit In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

As millions of barrels of oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, Democratic lawmakers began asking the question: what was the proper...