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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...

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...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Liability Laws Remain Unchanged But BP Clears Hurdle For More Gulf Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Obama administration is set to allow BP to resume exploratory drilling in the Gulf of Mexico roughly a year-and-a-half after th...

Sam Stein

One Year After BP, Congress Has Yet To Change Oil Spill Liability Cap

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year after a disastrous months-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Congress remains mired in disagreement over how much money vict...

New Orleans' Dining: August, Plus a Look at Current State of Gulf Seafood With Chef John Besh

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Monique Stringfellow

"I don't think there's been a point in history where a chef is so familiar with what exact area each oyster, shrimp crab and fin-fish comes from. The seafood from the gulf that's coming in has never been more scrutinized or so good."

Sam Stein

Gulf Deepwater Drilling Resumes Without Changes To Spill Liability

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- As deepwater drilling returns from a months-long hiatus in the Gulf of Mexico, the protections that Congress drew up to help victims of ...

Sam Stein

Obama Working With Congress To 'Significantly' Raise BP's Liability

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president and his team are currently in the process of working with members of Congress to "significantly" raise the amount of money that oil com...

Sam Stein

Robert Menendez Pushes Bill Raising BP's Oil Spill Liability To $10 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A trio of Democratic Senators are introducing legislation on Monday that would dramatically raise the amount of money that oil companies like BP would...

Eco Etiquette: Will The BP Oil Spill Worsen Global Warming?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. The oil and dispersants i...

Gulf Residents, Businesses: BP Holding Up Damages Claims

By BRIAN SKOLOFF and RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) � The financial toll of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico escalated Wednesday as BP's stock plummeted to a 14-year l...

Sam Stein

Exclusive: Menendez Introducing Unlimited Cap On BP Damages

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is set to introduce on Tuesday afternoon a bill that would fully eliminate any cap on the amount of economic damages tha...

Sam Stein

Obama Urges GOP To 'Stop Playing Special Interest Politics' On Oil Liability

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama urged Senate Republicans on Tuesday to "stop playing special interest politics" and allow a vote on legislation that would dras...

Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago Law Firm, To Represent BP In Oil Spill Case

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Facing billions of dollars in potential compensation to victims, BP PLC, owner of the ruptured well spewing oil in the Gulf, has turned to Chicago's K...

Sam Stein

Inhofe Blocks Second Dem Attempt To Raise Oil Company Liability (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the second time in less than a week, a Republican senator has blocked efforts by Democratic leadership to raise the cap on the economic damages th...

Sam Stein

Democrats Reject GOP Counter-Offer On BP Liability

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats on Monday rejected a Republican legislative counter-offer to the BP crisis that would raise an oil company's liability for economic d...