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How the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Gave One Scientist New Direction

The Conversation US | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

Corals are fascinating animals. Just like there would be no forests without trees, there would be no coral reefs without corals.

The Significance of One Email: How Prepared Are We for the Next Major Oil Spill?

Christopher Reddy | Posted 06.20.2015 | Science
Christopher Reddy

With the fifth anniversary of the spill today, everyone is asking me: Are we more prepared for the next spill? Perhaps the best answer to that question arrived a few weeks ago in a single email.

Ruling Clears BP's Path For Appeal Of Spill Payouts

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, April 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge's ruling Friday against BP Plc means the company can proce...

Report: Interior Secretary To Step Down

Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reportedly plans to step down from his cabinet position in the Obama administration. According to The Denver Post, S...

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 ...

Justice Department Accuses BP Of 'Gross Negligence' In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

* Botched well pressure test indicates BP gross negligence-US lawyers * BP's actions unworthy of 'middling size company'-US lawyers ...

'BP Dropped The Ball On Major Accident Hazards'

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — BP and the drilling contractor that operated the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon were so focused on worker safety they didn't do enough t...

BP Says Halliburton Owes Money From Spill

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business

NEW ORLEANS — BP is reiterating claims first made last April that it is entitled to payment from contractor Halliburton Energy Services for expe...

Prosecutors Reportedly Preparing Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill

Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

Federal prosecutors are preparing the first criminal charges against BP in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst of its kind...

U.S. Approves First Deepwater Drilling Permit In Gulf Since BP Spill

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The U.S. has approved the first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since BP's massive oil spill. The Bureau of Ocean Ener...

BP Asks Judge To Dismiss Oil Spill Claims

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP and other companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to dismiss many of the claims filed by business...

Rolling Stone Gets Polk Award For McChrystal Story

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Rolling Stone magazine won one of journalism's most prestigious awards for an article that prompted President Barack Obama to fire hi...

Worry, Drama And Fights: What Happened In The Days And Hours Before Deepwater Exploded

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Something was wrong. BP was preparing to plug its well 50 miles off the Louisiana coast, and longtime technical adviser Jesse Gagliano was running co...

New Lawsuit Alleges Transocean Employee Knew Dangers: "The Rig's On Fire! I Knew This Was Going To Happen"

Mother Jones | — Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A prominent Houston attorney with a long record of winning settlements from oil companies says he has new evidence suggesting that the Deepwater Horiz...

Regulators Pressure Banks To Help Victims and Local Economy By Loaning To Oil Spill Victims

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Regulators urged banks to make loans to creditworthy people and businesses whose livelihoods have been hurt by the Gulf Oil spill. ...

Conflicting Accounts From BP On Negative Pressure Test Before Blast: Rep. Waxman

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry Waxman says BP officials provided conflicting accounts of what happened after an oil well didn't pass a negative pressur...

Deepwater Horizon Explosion: Witnesses Recount Inferno On The Gulf

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and KEVIN MCGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VENICE, La. — Oleander Benton was chatting with a friend in the laundry when the lights went out. The other woman had just gotten up to find a m...

Transocean, Deepwater Horizon Operator, Won Safety Award; Made Music Video Touting Safety Aboard Ship (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With international attention focused on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is on track to be the worst oil disaster in American history, very ...

BP Oil Spill May Cost Housing Market $4.3 Billion | John Gittelsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 11 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc's oil spill may drive down Gulf Coast property values by 10 percent for at least three years, according to a forecast by...

Memo to W: Another Fine Mess You Got Us Into

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I know you and your fellow Republicans would like to have the American public blame Obama for the oil spill and any disasters that now occur. However, it's more complicated than that.

Obama Meeting With Families Of Victims From Rig Explosion

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday consoled relatives of the 11 workers killed in the Gulf oil spill disaster, acknowledging their ...

Gulf Rig Widows Urge Repeal Of High Seas Death Law

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHALMETTE, La. — Members of Congress vowed Monday to amend a 90-year-old law that limits the amount of money survivors can recover in the deaths...

Deepwater Rig Explosion: Never-Before-Seen Footage Of The Fire From National Geographic (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The National Geographic Channel has exclusive, never-before-seen footage of the Deepwater Horizon rig after the fatal explosion that occurred on April...