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Gulf Spill

Kate Sheppard

DOJ Announces $18.7 Billion Settlement With BP Over Gulf Spill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government and Gulf Coast states have reached an $18.7 billion settlement agreement with the oil company BP for the 2010 Dee...

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 ...

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.

BP's Recklessness Caused Gulf Oil Spill, Judge Rules

AP/The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

A U.S. judge has ruled that BP's recklessness caused 2010's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a move that could cost the company billions. Earlier thi...

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...

More Spills, No Safeguards, And A Push To Drill: Four Years AFter The BP Gulf Spill

Ted Danson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

You might assume that, four years after the spill, the U.S. would have implemented the safeguards and policies needed to prevent similar disasters. But you'd be wrong. We've made little progress in preventing future spills, and the situation is getting worse.

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...

BP Files Fraud Lawsuit Over Spill Payments

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green

HOUSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - BP Plc filed a fraud lawsuit in U.S. court on Tuesday to halt some of the $2.3 billion it set aside to compensate commer...

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...

Is This Oil Spill Solution Worse Than The Problem?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Green

From TakePart's David Kirby: Every three to four weeks, a cycle of horror repeats itself across Steve Kolian’s face. First it becomes itchy. Then...

Remembering The Gulf Oil Spill

The Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green

Three years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and leaving oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. From April 2...

As One-Year Anniversary Approaches, Congress Should Direct Fines From BP Spill to Gulf Restoration

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

While the House has taken the first steps toward implementation of the Oil Spill Commission's call for Gulf restoration funding, they have to date fallen short of making it happen.

Jason Linkins

Dolphin Deaths In Gulf Region Spike | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ten months ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving behind an "oil volcano" belching millions of gallons of...

Oil Spill Commission: "Congress Must Act"

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Regan Nelson

The conclusions laid out in the final Oil Spill Commission report could not be more stark. Without fundamental reforms, a disaster could well recur.

Florida Keys and the Gulf Oil Disaster: Stories Shared and Lessons Learned

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

What did this harrowing summer teach us and those in the Keys? NRDC helped answer this question in a new report released today, compiling interviews with 11 people who were on the frontlines in the Keys.

Obama And Oil Drilling: How Politics Spilled Into Policy | Michael Leahy and Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In early April, fresh from announcing his decision to allow drilling in previously protected waters, an upbeat President Obama traveled to a battery f...

11 Ways You Know the Gulf Of Mexico Is NOT Oil Free

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

Toddlers don't need to wear floaties; they simply crawl across the top of the water.

Six Months After the Spill, What We Still Need to Do to Prevent Another Disaster

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We can't keep doing nearly everything the same and expect different results. We know what it takes to protect coastal communities and marine life from devastating oil spills. We need to start now, and this is how we begin.

Six Months, Five Shrimp and One Nasty Mess: Health and Seafood Safety Concerns From BP Spill Still Linger in Gulf Today

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

As we hear from fishermen that reopened areas are showing signs of oil, NRDC and Gulf Coast groups request documents and ask for explanations from the government. But most information is still not available, and the reopenings continue.

Weekly Pulse: Insurance, Dispersants, and Teen Botox

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Is the IV Bag half-empty or half-full? Theda Skocpol, the author of a forthcoming book on President Ba...

Senate Goes On Vacation Without Addressing the BP Oil Spill

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Today it became clear the Senate will go home for the August recess without responding to the BP oil spill.

Dan Froomkin

BP Plays Dumb On New Spill Estimate | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A day after the federal government increased its estimate of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico to more than 4 million barrels -- making the Deepwater ...

Can Retrofits Help Us Get Off Oil? Yes.

Lane Wesley Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lane Wesley Burt

There is no rational basis for pursuing dangerous drilling while so much of the energy we use in our homes continues to literally leak out with no benefit.

Greening of Hypocrisy

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The campaign against Alberta's oil sands escalated last week by a group calling itself Corporate Ethics International which is neither international nor ethical.

How The Economic Impact Of The Oil Spill Is Spreading Beyond The Gulf (MAP, PARTICIPATE)

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram and Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Almost three months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the economic impact of the disaster continues to spread ac...