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Northeast Dems Revolt Against Obama's Proposed Atlantic Oil And Gas Lease Sale | 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 To Call Witnesses To Fight For Smaller Spill Penalty

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP struggled for 87 days to contain the millions of gallons of crude that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, but an expert ...

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

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 01.21.2015 | 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 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: 3 Million Barrels Discharged After 2010 BP Spill

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The amount of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of a 2010 rig explosion was more than BP estimated, but less tha...

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...

BP Spill Left Big Oily 'Bathtub Ring' On Seafloor

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. ...

Businesses Won't Have To Return BP Spill Payouts

AP | By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that BP must stand by the agreement made with the companies it compensated for losses after the 2010 Gu...

Gulf Of Mexico Residents Hail Ruling Against BP

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ru...

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...

Gulf Oyster Harvest Has Nose-Dived Since BP Spill

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green

HOPEDALE, La. (AP) — Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into...

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...

BP Buys Up New Leases To Drill In Gulf

AP | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High bids from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC made up more than one-third of the $850.8 million total at Wednesday's federal oil ...

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...

Former BP Executive Gets Delay In Oil Spill Trial

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has indefinitely delayed the trial of a former BP executive accused of lying to Congress in 2010 about the amount...

Court Upholds Approval Of BP Oil Spill Settlement

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Over BP's objections, a federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's approval of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement...

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...

Trial Opens For Ex-BP Engineer Accused Of Destroying Spill Evidence

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal prosecutor vowed Tuesday to prove that a former BP drilling engineer was trying to destroy evidence when he deleted hun...

BP Oil Spill Settlement Appeal Goes To Court

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court heard dueling arguments Monday on whether a judge should have approved BP's multibillion-dollar settlemen...

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...