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29 dead dolphins found since oil spill

Sat, 2014-04-05 18:50
Scientists are trying to determine whether an oil spill two weeks ago in Galveston Bay has contributed to a higher-than-normal number of dolphin deaths.

Judge orders seizure of ship in oil spill

Fri, 2014-04-04 15:18
GALVESTON - A federal judge on Friday ordered the seizure of the bulk carrier Summer Wind, which collided with a barge and spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel. The U.S. Coast Guard ordered the ship to anchor in the Gulf of Mexico immediately after the accident to be available to investigators, but it moved into the port Friday to repair collision damage to the bow ...

29 dead dolphins found since oil spill

Fri, 2014-04-04 08:45
GALVESTON - Scientists are trying to determine whether an oil spill two weeks ago in Galveston Bay contributed to a higher-than-normal number of dolphin deaths. At least 29 dead dolphins have been found in the Galveston area since a ship and barge collided, spilling nearly 168,000 gallons of thick oil into Galveston Bay. Nesting season began April 1 for the endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle ...

Lafourche barrier island project receives $145 million from oil spill fines

Fri, 2014-04-04 06:07
About $145 million in fines from the 2010 Gulf oil spill will pay for a project that will restore barrier island beaches and dunes at the southern tip of Lafourche Parish.

Chevron Brazil faces criminal oil-spill charges, reinstated on appeal

Thu, 2014-04-03 21:16
Brazilian judges ordered a criminal prosecution of Chevron Corp. (NYS:CVX) and 11 employees over an oil spill in November 2011, in a process reinstated more than a year after being thrown out following a settlement with the government. An appeals panel made the 2-to-1 decision in October, but kept it quiet as judges reviewed Chevron's challenges to their ruling, Brazil's public prosecutor's ...

$144.5M in spill fines to be used for La. beach

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:53
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The foundation overseeing use of fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has approved $144.5 million to complete the restoration of a beach near Grand Isle.

Oil spill cleanup underway in Gulf

Wed, 2014-04-02 11:43
NORTH PADRE ISLAND, TX – We all know oil and water don’t mix… and response teams along the gulf coast are really grasping that. The aggressive cleanup efforts have extended down the coast, near North Padre Island and mustang island, …

Ex-BP engineer gets sentencing delay

Tue, 2014-04-01 16:28
A former BP engineer has been granted a delay in his sentencing on an obstruction of justice charge related to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Beach Driving Temporarily Prohibited to Allow for Oil Cleanup

Tue, 2014-04-01 10:02
The National Park Service is taking some precautions in hopes of keeping the Padre Island National Seashore clean after last week's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Media Advisory: The Gulf Oil Disaster: Four Years Later, Visit Oiled Wetlands & Restoration Sites

Tue, 2014-04-01 07:41
Media Advisory for Thursday, April 10, 2014 The Gulf Oil Disaster: Four Years Later, Visit Oiled Wetlands & Restoration Sites Interview and Boat Trip Opportunities Contact: Emily Guidry Schatzel, National Wildlife Federation, 225.253.9781, schatzele@nwf.org Erin Greeson, National Audubon Society, 503.913.8978, egreeson@audubon.org Elizabeth Skree, Environmental Defense Fund, 202.553.2543 ...

Oil spill response grows: National Seashore affected, crews assemble in Brownsville

Tue, 2014-04-01 04:05
The response to the Galveston Bay oil spill expanded Monday as oil turned up more than 200 miles south along the Texas coast, including Padre Island National Seashore, and the numbers of dead and oiled animals grew.

Panel discusses Mayflower oil spill effects

Mon, 2014-03-31 19:16
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A year after a major oil spill in a small Arkansas town, a congressman says that while communities believe they are ready for a disaster, there is always something else to do to prepare. The Clinton School of Public Service invited public officials ...

Sub Alvin in at oil spill 4th anniversary

Mon, 2014-03-31 05:31
(AP) — As the fourth anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill approaches, the Navy research sub called Alvin will be taking researchers down for a look at the ocean floor. The research vessel Atlantis was scheduled to carry scientists and Alvin out Monday for the smaller vessel's first research trip since renovation added space for a third scientist. Marine science professor Samantha "Mandy ...

Oil-spill sludge hits Mustang Island

Sun, 2014-03-30 20:48
Lt. Tyrone Conner of the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed clean-up crews were dispatched to the popular camping and swimming spot on the barrier island near Corpus Christi, about 200 miles from the site of the March 22 spill. Mustang Island State Park's superintendent, Damon Reeves, said experts had not expected the sludge to arrive until later in the week, but it rolled in sooner by attaching itself ...

Deepwater Horizon oil spill left tuna, other species with likely-fatal heart defects

Sun, 2014-03-30 14:54
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill struck at the very heart of fish, a study finds. Exposed to millions of gallons of crude, young tuna ...

Oil from Galveston spill arrives near Corpus Christi

Sun, 2014-03-30 14:03
Lt. Tyrone Conner of the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed clean-up crews were dispatched to the popular camping and swimming spot on the barrier island near Corpus Christi, about 200 miles from the site of the March 22 spill. Conner said Sunday that the joint command for the oil response, whose clean-up operations moved to Port O'Connor, was waiting for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Scientists head to Gulf to study lingering effects from 2010 oil spill

Sat, 2014-03-29 21:58
A team of scientists plan to set out on a mission to study the leftover impacts, caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Indiana Oil Spill: Estimate Doubled, Survey Delayed

Sat, 2014-03-29 09:33
On Monday afternoon, oil giant BP reported an oil spill had occurred in Lake Michigan due to a leak at its Whiting refinery in northwest Indiana. The Indiana oil spill was reported to have been successfully contained by Monday evening. …

BP Shares Outperform As Lake Michigan Oil Spill Estimate Doubles

Fri, 2014-03-28 07:20
BP plc U.S.-listed shares have gained 1.86% in the two trading days since it first reported an oil spill at its Whiting refinery in Lake Michigan on Monday, outpacing shares of other large oil companies....

BP Shares Outperform As Lake Michigan Oil Spill Estimate Doubles

Fri, 2014-03-28 07:03
Lake Michigan oil spill story updated to include additional details in third paragraph about BP bidding on land in the Gulf of Mexico.NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- BP plc U.S.-listed shares have gained 1.86% in the two trading days since it first reported an oil spill at its Whiting refinery in Lake Michigan on Monday, outpacing shares of other large oil companies. BP upped damage estimates Thursday ...
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