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Gulf Spill

$627 Million In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects Approved

AP | By JEFF AMY | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf...

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...

Halliburton To Pay $1.1 Billion Over Gulf Oil Spill

AP | By KEVIN McGILL and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill coul...

Gulf Oyster Harvest Has Nose-Dived Since BP Spill

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green

HOPEDALE, La. (AP) — Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into...

BP Loses Another Attempt To Halt Gulf Spill Claim Payouts

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says BP must continue paying claims from a fund established after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while ...

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...

Court Upholds Approval Of BP Oil Spill Settlement

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Over BP's objections, a federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's approval of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement...

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...

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 c...

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...

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...

BP Oil Spill Settlement Appeal Goes To Court

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court heard dueling arguments Monday on whether a judge should have approved BP's multibillion-dollar settlemen...

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 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...

Former Halliburton Employee Charged With Destroying Evidence

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a ...

BP, Justice Department Debate Gulf Spill Size

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With a high-stakes trial set to resume in less than a month, BP and the federal government on Thursday offered conflicting estima...

Another Loss For Deepwater Horizon Owner

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. has lost a round in its fight to avoid handing over documents to a government board investiga...

Trial Postponed For Ex-BP Executive

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has postponed the trial of a former BP executive charged with concealing information from Congress about the amou...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.