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Fraud Allegations at Center of Oil Spill Hearing

Wed, 2014-02-26 09:30
Fraud allegations against Texas lawyer at the center of Gulf oil spill hearing        

Scientists Team with High School on Oil Spill Research

Wed, 2014-02-26 09:14
A team of Florida State University scientists and a Panhandle high school are teaming to scour beaches for remnants of the 2010 BP oil spill.

Passing the baton in oil spill research on the Gulf Coast

Wed, 2014-02-26 07:55
As part of on-going research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will team up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches this week. Marine chemist Chris Reddy studies how the many compounds that compose petroleum hydrocarbon, or oil, behave and change over ...

BP oil company contributing to Alabama politics

Tue, 2014-02-25 20:22
Four years after the Gulf oil spill, a political action committee associated with BP oil company is contributing to Alabama politicians' campaign.

Auburn man arrested on rape, sodomy and incest charges

Tue, 2014-02-25 20:19
An Auburn man is under arrested and charged with several sex crimes including rape, sodomy and incest, according to the Auburn Police Department.

The State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Beach Pollution Report for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tue, 2014-02-25 17:30
The following is a summary of the 2/25/14 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 [...]

BP: If you are really trying to find fraud – look in the mirror

Tue, 2014-02-25 15:32
Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece by attorney Joe Rice, chief architect of the BP Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement. By Joseph F. Rice BP has created a ticker for its State of The Gulf website entitled “Fraud Tally for Gulf Oil Spill Claims.” This ticker is visible on the home page of [...]

BP employee PAC making Alabama contributions

Tue, 2014-02-25 12:45
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Nearly four years after the Gulf oil spill, a political action committee associated with BP oil company is contributing to Alabama politicians' campaigns. The Anniston Star (http://bit.ly/NusWy3 ) says campaign contribution reports show a BP employee PAC gave $1,000 to Gov. Robert Bentley, $2,000 to House Speaker Mike Hubbard, and $500 each to Rep. Terri Collins of ...

BP Employee PAC Making Alabama Contributions

Tue, 2014-02-25 09:24
Nearly four years after the Gulf oil spill, a political action committee associated with BP oil company is contributing to Alabama politicians' campaigns. 

Lower Mississippi River back open after oil spill

Tue, 2014-02-25 04:58
The Coast Guard reopened a normally bustling stretch of the lower Mississippi River to ships and boaters Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the major inland waterway between Baton Rouge and New ...

Mississippi Oil Spill Highlights Risk of U.S. Oil Boom

Mon, 2014-02-24 22:21
A barge crash that spilled enough oil to temporarily shut a stretch of the Mississippi River highlights the transportation risks of the U.S. energy boom just as regulators respond to several rail accidents involving crude.

Stretch of Mississippi River reopened after oil spill

Mon, 2014-02-24 22:06
The collision that caused the spill of 31,500 gallons of light crude oil remains under investigation.

Mississippi Barge Oil Spill Highlights Risk of U.S. Oil Boom

Mon, 2014-02-24 22:01
A barge crash that spilled enough oil to temporarily shut a stretch of the Mississippi River highlights the transportation risks of the U.S. energy boom just as regulators respond to several rail accidents involving crude. A 65-mile portion of the river about 50 miles (80 kilometers) upstream from New Orleans reopened with restrictions yesterday as federal and state officials responded to a Feb ...

Lower Mississippi River back open after oil spill

Mon, 2014-02-24 16:33
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard reopened a normally bustling stretch of the lower Mississippi River to ships and boaters Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the major inland waterway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

The State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Beach Pollution Report for Monday, February 24, 2014

Mon, 2014-02-24 15:39
The following is a summary of the 2/24/14 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 [...]

Mississippi Oil Spill Highlights Risk of U.S. Oil Boom

Mon, 2014-02-24 15:36
A barge crash that spilled enough oil to temporarily shut a stretch of the Mississippi River highlights the transportation risks of the U.S. energy boom just as regulators respond to several rail accidents involving crude.

Portion of Mississippi reopened after oil spill; ships still stuck

Mon, 2014-02-24 12:59
A portion of the lower Mississippi River reopened Monday after a weekend oil spill, but another stretch remained closed, leaving 29 ships stuck, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.

Newspaper investigation questions oil field safety

Mon, 2014-02-24 09:53
A pump sits idle in a field along the Texas Gulf coast near Texas City, Texas, on July 7, 2006.... 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.

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.
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