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Kate Sheppard

25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill, Environmental Advocates Say Oil Laws Outdated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Prince William Sound has not fully recovered. Oil from the 10.8-million-gallon...

BP's missteps delayed its 2010 spill response, trial witnesses say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 7, 2013 edition.) As the Macondo trial's Phase Two began in U.S. District Court in ...

New Orleans-Based Trial Assesses 2010 Gulf Spill Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 4, 2013 edition.) A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United Sta...

My Statement to Judge Vance: Reject BP's Criminal Plea Deal

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

I am one of millions who have been adversely affected by this disaster, in a variety of ways, and as such, I urge you not to accept the criminal plea deal as proposed and endorsed by the Department of Justice and BP.

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.

Gulf Coast Wants The RESTORE Act Passed Before A Potential BP Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Congressional delegates from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states hope the bipartisan RESTORE Act will be passed soon and before a possible BP settlement with the feds so that BP fines go to coastal states and not Washington's coffers.

Gulf Activists Stage Protest as BP's Cleanup Slows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP's gushing well was capped in mid-July of last year but that was hardly the end of the spill saga for Gulf Coast residents.

Scientists Need Funds to Continue Spill-Related Research

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last summer, biologists and chemists whipped through Gulf waters collecting samples to gauge impacts from BP's spill. Analyzing some of those samples is stalled, however, until BP releases more research funds.

Judge: Spill Claims Czar Not Independent Of BP

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling...

DOJ Pursues Clean Water Fines for BP, Now Congress Must Ensure Funds for Gulf Restoration

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

To miss the opportunity to take the pulse of the Gulf through long-term research and monitoring would be to gamble with the Gulf's future and jeopardize the ecological engine that drives our economy.

About This Year's Oil Rig Explosions...Please Wait Another 25 Years Until There is Actual Change

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Following the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week, I was asked to appear on The Alyona Show on Russia Television to discuss whether we'v...

Maritime Laws Protect BP, Not Gulf Coast Residents

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anthony Tarricone

The corporations involved in this spill have clearly demonstrated that they cannot be counted on to police themselves.