BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

September 30, 2013 by  
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The BP Deepwater Horizon trial has been pottering on in the New Orleans Federal Court since February, and as it enters its second phase today , BP will attempt to argue down government estimates as to how much oil was spilled in the April 2010 disaster that killed 11 people. While the US government claims that the blowout caused 4.2 million barrels of oil to leak into the Gulf of Mexico, BP claims the total was up to 40% less. This detail could make a difference of billions of dollars in what is set to be the the largest environmental penalty in U.S. history. Read the rest of BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , british petroleum , clean water act , court case , crude oil , deepwater horizon , environmental destruction , environmental fines , epa , fines , gulf coast , gulf of mexico , halliburton , macondo well , oil slick , oil spill , penalties , well blowout        

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Local and State Governments Sue BP for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses

February 7, 2013 by  
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Last we heard from BP , the oil giant had agreed to pay $4.5 billion  in penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon blowout that spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for several months in 2010. But that could be just the beginning for BP, as the company has just been hit with a new $34 billion claim from local and state governments to account for economic losses related to the gusher. BP has already paid out about $58 billion for the environmental disaster, and the latest blow could bring that total above $90 billion. Read the rest of Local and State Governments Sue BP for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp fines , bp sued , british petroleum , deepwater horizon , environmental destruction , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico , oil spill , water pollution

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BP Begins Oil Production in Gulf of Suez as Oil Spill is Reported in Red Sea

March 14, 2012 by  
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As British Petroleum agrees to pay billions for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, they continue to push ahead with increased drilling in the U.S. and abroad. After a series of technical delays, British Petroleum’s field partner, Beach Energy has begun to extract oil from the North Shadwan Concession in the Egyptian Gulf of Suez, a waterway connected to the ecologically vital Red Sea – and a 300 meter oil slick has already been reported in the area. Read the rest of BP Begins Oil Production in Gulf of Suez as Oil Spill is Reported in Red Sea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beach petroleum , british petroleum , egyptian oil , egyptian unrest , gulf of suez , Middle East , oil drilling , oil leak , oil prices , oil shortage , oil spill , red sea

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PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

March 14, 2012 by  
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Study Shows BP Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented by Regulation

September 30, 2010 by  
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A new report by Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform on the principle cause of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill concludes that the spill was entirely preventable and points blame at regulatory agencies, BP and the oil industry for not being vigilant about warning signs. The study points its biggest finger at incredibly lax oversight by the now defunct government agency in charge of regulating offshore drilling, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) — which has been replaced by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement .

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VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

June 8, 2010 by  
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It’s been almost 2 months now since the April 20th explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico , and we’re still in desperate search of a viable solution. Well one University of Pittsburgh engineering professor may have it

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“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill

May 28, 2010 by  
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An announcement was made on Thursday that BP’s latest crazily named tactic — the “top kill” which we reported on earlier this week — seems to be working to stop the flow of oil the Gulf of Mexico .

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Oil Cleanup Workers Feeling Sickly – Is it the Oil, the Dispersant, Or Both?

May 27, 2010 by  
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Sick bed . Image credit: Chuck Connelly Gallery . WDSU, has a story out of Lafitte LA, in which Fishermen Report Illness From BP Chemicals .

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BP Gulf Oil Spill Officially the Worst in US History

May 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via the LA Times By BP and the US Coast Guard’s own conservative estimates, the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now officially the worst in US history. Those estimates place the leak as having let 19 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, 8 million more than the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989

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Stop West Virginia’s Spruce Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine

May 27, 2010 by  
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Photo courtesy of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and SouthWings. While we watch the continuing BP oil disaster in the Gulf, there is another form of dirty, destructive, energy we need to break free from: Coal. A very important deadline is rapidly approaching —on June 1st the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will stop taking public comments on its proposed veto of the permit that would allow devastating mountaintop removal coal mining at the massive Spruce No

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