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An Oil Spill Has Shut Down the Port of New Orleans

Mon, 2014-02-24 09:01
An oil spill shut down a 65-mile-long portion of the Mississippi River last night, taking the Port of New Orleans out of commission as a cleanup crew deals with the mess. 

BP's ready for new U.S. energy contracts, official says

Mon, 2014-02-24 04:02
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- British energy company BP is close to getting relief from a 2012 ban on new oil contracts secured through the U.S. government, a company official said.

Houston Chronicle examination of Texas oil field safety finds failures, deaths, injury

Sun, 2014-02-23 12:22
HOUSTON — Injury claims, government data and public records of oil field accidents since the start of the onshore drilling and fracking boom in 2007 show the federal government failed to implement safety standards and procedures, according to a Houston Chronicle investigation.

Houston Chronicle examination of Texas oil field safety finds failures, deaths, injury

Sun, 2014-02-23 11:56
HOUSTON — Injury claims, government data and public records of oil field accidents since the start of the onshore drilling and fracking boom in 2007 show the federal government failed to implement safety standards and procedures, according to a Houston Chronicle investigation.

Newspaper investigation questions oil field safety

Sun, 2014-02-23 11:50
HOUSTON (AP) — Injury claims, government data and public records of oil field accidents since the start of the onshore drilling and fracking boom in 2007 show the federal government failed to implement safety standards and procedures, according to a Houston Chronicle investigation.

BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement

Sun, 2014-02-23 06:30
In full-page ads, BP ridicules payouts it believes are undeserved, including $8 million to famed chef Emeril Lagasse and $173,000 to an escort service. It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse.        

The State of the Gulf’s Beaches: BP Oil Spill Weekly Pollution Summary, 2/16/14-2/22/14

Sat, 2014-02-22 16:08
Contrary to BP’s assertions that the Gulf is making a strong recovery and that any lasting effects from the company’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout are minimal, I offer this weekly summary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) daily beach monitoring surveys. Since the end of BP’s active cleanup efforts in June 2013, government agencies [...]

Dispute over law firm's oil spill claims continues

Fri, 2014-02-21 19:16
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP is pressing a federal court to disallow a $7.9 million Gulf oil spill claim awarded to a Louisiana law firm.        

BP want US$7.9m claim to be disallowed

Fri, 2014-02-21 18:38
BP is pressing a federal court to disallow a US$7.9 million Gulf oil spill claim awarded to a Louisiana law firm.

Dispute over law firm's oil spill claims continues

Fri, 2014-02-21 17:11
BP is pressing a federal court to disallow a $7.9 million Gulf oil spill claim awarded to a Louisiana law firm. Friday's filing in New Orleans is the latest development in disputes involving the Andry ...

Dispute over law firm's oil spill claims continues

Fri, 2014-02-21 17:11
BP is pressing a federal court to disallow a $7.9 million Gulf oil spill claim awarded to a Louisiana law firm. Friday's filing in New Orleans is the latest development in disputes involving the Andry ...

BP wants $7.9 million claim for law firm disallowed, citing former FBI director's report

Fri, 2014-02-21 17:03
NEW ORLEANS - BP is pressing a federal court to disallow a $7.9 million Gulf oil spill claim awarded to a Louisiana law firm.

BP settlement argument heats up in the Keys as payments halted

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:50
Attorneys for six Florida Keys businesses that claim they suffered financial harm as a result of the April 2010 DeepWater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico filed a… Click to Continue »

U.S. lawyers want court to streamline penalty phase of Gulf spill trial

Fri, 2014-02-21 07:39
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State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Daily Beach Pollution Report for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wed, 2014-02-19 12:39
The following is a summary of the 2/19/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this [...]

Oil spill turns away swimmers from Saadiyat Island

Wed, 2014-02-19 10:59
Many beachgoers relax on dry areas of the beach

What the Proposed BP Oil Spill Settlement May Mean for Response Workers

Tue, 2014-02-18 15:23
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior to allowing individuals to participate in the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), stepped in to ensure that extensive safety measures were put in place for the protection of workers. "Studies of tanker oil spill responses have reported ...

State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Daily Beach Pollution Report for Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tue, 2014-02-18 14:53
The following is a summary of the 2/18/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this [...]

How oil spill chemicals cause heart failure in fish

Tue, 2014-02-18 07:50
New research by scientists studying environmental damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill explains why crude oil causes heart failure in fish.

State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Daily Beach Pollution Report for Monday, February 17, 2014

Tue, 2014-02-18 07:08
The following is a summary of the 2/17/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this [...]
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