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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Current Emergency Regulations a Recipe for Disaster

Riki Ott | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Riki Ott

Regulating by emergency orders gives the distinct impression that the government is wholly unprepared to deal with safe handling of ultra-hazardous oils. Maybe it's time to take a good look at what we are doing and where we are heading before creating an energy future that may be slowing national productivity, not building it.

President Obama, Put the Arctic Off-Limits to Big Oil

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2014 | Green
Robert Redford

Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ravaged the coastline, and shut down tourism. The world got an ugly look at some of the terrible hidden costs of fossil fuels. Spill-related health problems plague the people and the wildlife of the Gulf to this very day. I personally hoped that we, as a nation, would quickly learn from this tragedy and move swiftly to prevent a repeat disaster in our most vulnerable coastal environments. So it boggles the mind that Shell Oil is still determined to drill in one of the most fragile and remote ecosystems on Earth: the Arctic Ocean -- the last bastion of America's polar bears, endangered bowhead whales and other rare wildlife.

Four Years After BP Spill, Health Impacts Largely Unknown

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE and KEVIN MCGILL | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help...

Heart Issues In Fish Caused By Gulf Oil Spill?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

It's been almost four years since the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, but news of the spill's terrible consequences...

The True Cost Of Our Oil Addiction

Richard Steiner | Posted 01.15.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

We are tricking ourselves into using cheap and easy oil as fast as we can pump it out of the ground. And perhaps the most pernicious cost of oil is that it has fueled an unprecedented degradation of the global biosphere.

For Gov. Rick Perry, My Sincerest Regards...

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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Florida To BP: Time To Pay

AP | JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 04.22.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The state of Florida filed a lawsuit Saturday against oil company BP and cement contractor Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon...

As critics press for action, Chemical Safety Board investigations languish

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby April 17, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartis...

WATCH: A History Of BP's Ads Since The Gulf Spill

Posted 04.16.2013 | Green

Saturday, April 20 marks the third anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as efforts continue to clean up the region and restore wetlan...

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...

BP Fails To Reach Settlement Before Civil Trial

AP | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green

LONDON (AP) — BP says it has failed to reach a settlement in advance of next week's civil trial on the Deepwater Horizon accident and is ready to de...

Persistent Oil Sheen At BP Disaster Site Remains A Mystery

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Underwater inspections at the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig disaster have failed to identify the source of a persistent shee...

BP's Stock Prices RISES 1 Percent After Huge Fine Is Announced

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

Warning: You may hear a faint, unidentified cracking sound later today. Don't be alarmed: It will simply be the U.S. Justice Department's mighty slap ...

BP Oil Spill Fine Upset: Likely to Soar Tens of Billions

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Just after mainstream financial news outlets reported that BP p.l.c. is close to a settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, there is more bad news for BP that could cause its fine to soar tens of billions of dollars.

BP: Still Leaking (Updated)

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

As if British Petroleum didn't have enough trouble with its Gulf Coast damage settlement, Norwegian authorities are investigating a "substantial" oil and gas leak off the coast of Norway.

Lynne Peeples

A Crude Reminder: BP Oil May Be Resurfacing In Hurricane Isaac Aftermath

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2012 | Green

Oil is washing up on beaches across the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, and evidence suggests that at least some of the slicks, sheens and ...

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 ...

Do My Eyes Deceive Me? A Captain's View of Dolphin Health in the Gulf

Lori DeAngelis | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Lori DeAngelis

Dolphins are the ocean's most intelligent creatures, and they are not so different from us. As we have struggled to survive the economic impacts of the BP disaster, dolphins too are under increasing stress to provide food for their families.

Disturbing BP Oil Spill Photos Revealed

Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

Over two years after the disastrous BP oil spill wreaked havoc on the Gulf, Greenpeace has received photos of the destruction inflicted on marine life...

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, ...

Arrest of BP Engineer Exposes the Smoking Gun?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Today, the Justice Department arrested a former BP engineer for allegedly destroying hundreds of text messages that included details of flow rate calculations of their blown out Macondo well in the days immediately following the Gulf disaster on April 20, 2010, just over two years ago.

Gulf Residents To Receive Additional $64 Million For Spill Claims

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Roughly 7,300 residents and businesses harmed by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will get more than $64 million in additional ...

More Oil Spills Since The Gulf

Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

As the country's attention is turned toward the Gulf of Mexico on the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill, it is also important to recog...

BP Disaster Anniversary a Reminder of Regulatory Changes Needed

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

We need to decide whether it is appropriate to lease sensitive areas of the ocean for oil and gas development. To make smart decisions, though, we need solid scientific information -- and that information does not exist for most "frontier" areas.

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...