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Hearing Set For Former BP Engineer

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The lawyer for a BP engineer found guilty of obstructing an investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill urged a judge to throw out...

Court Rejects BP Bid To Require Proof Of Gulf Spill Losses

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

By Jonathan Stempel Dec 24 (Reuters) - BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to require businesses seeking to ...

Former BP Engineer Convicted Of Destroying Gulf Spill Evidence

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of deleting text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investig...

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...

Oil Disaster Trial Phase 2: BP vs. Reality

Andreas Merkl | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green
Andreas Merkl

It does not require a court decision, however, to arrive at the simple conclusion that BP must pay -- and that it should pay in full -- for restoration of the Gulf. BP has veered off the path it was on 3 years ago to take responsibility for the damage it caused.

How Much Oil Actually Spilled In The Gulf?

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For weeks after BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, people across the globe were captivated by a live video feed f...

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 ...

BP Trial Set To Enter Second Phase

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.29.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Top kill. Junk shot. Cofferdam. Top hat. Capping stack. Those terms – obscure industry jargon before BP's massive 2010 oil s...

Testimony Ends For First Phase Of BP Oil Spill Trial

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Testimony concluded Wednesday for the first phase of a high-stakes trial over the deadly 2010 rig explosion that led to the natio...

BP To Call First Witness At Gulf Spill Trial

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP's first witness at a trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster testified Monday that the company safely drilled its Mac...

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.

Trial Set To Open For Gulf Oil Spill Litigation

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP put profits ahead of safety and bears most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a U.S. Justice Dep...

Time For Scare Tactics!

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for ...

"I Can't Talk Fellowship": Lessons From the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in the Wake of the BP Oil Disaster

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

Just like those who battled for worker rights after the garment fire, we must stand now and demand a full civil trial, with full disclosure of the facts, surrounding the BP Deepwater Drilling Disaster.

Government Ready For Court Battle After Harsh BP Accusations

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

(Corrects name of professor in fourth paragraph) * US lawyers show no equivocation in new court filing -professor * Colorful BP emails refe...

Charged Ex-BP Engineer Wants Travel Restrictions Lifted

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

BP Wins Delay Of Gulf Spill Trial Until 2013

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

* Trial set for Jan. 14, 2013 * US, Gulf Coast states sought summer 2012 trial * BP still litigating with U.S., states, ...

John Rudolf

BP Settles Private Spill Claims But Major Battle With Feds Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 04.19.2012 | Green

BP has finalized a $7.8 billion settlement with more than 100,000 businesses and individuals harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, just days be...

Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A judge has delayed the federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday that BP PLC was makin...

Lost Rig Workers' Families Seek Elusive Justice

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge has delayed the federal trial over the worst U.S. offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday that BP PLC was making s...

'How Culpable Was BP?'

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On the cusp of trial over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, phalanxes of lawyers, executives and public offi...

BP Wins Ruling To Keep Old Accidents Out Of Gulf Spill Trial

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green

* Evidence of Texas, Alaska incidents excluded * Judge: Older cases too dissimilar from Gulf spill * Feb. 27 trial expec...

BP Worker Takes 5th, Raising Possibility Of Criminal Liability

McClatchy | Erika Bolstad, Joseph Goodman and Marisa Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A top BP worker who was aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the hours leading up to the explosion declined to testify in front of a federal ...