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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...

First Witness To Take The Stand In Gulf Oil Spill Trial

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP failed to implement a new safety plan on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig even though the company realized a blowou...

How Congress Rewarded the Corps of Engineers for Drowning New Orleans

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

On the sixth anniversary of the levee breaches in and around New Orleans, let us hope that Congress will do better to protect Americans whose lives depend on federal levees.

BP Engineers and Uncle Sammy Provide Double Whammy for Louisiana

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

We think it's laudable that the White House is rapidly conducting investigations into the root cause of the BP well failure. 

But the White House exhibited paralysis after the spectacular engineering failure that flooded 80% of New Orleans.