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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Florida Citrus Grower Kills Millions of Bees, Gets Off with Measly $1,500 Fine

August 30, 2013 by  
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While environmentalists and politicians disagree about whether or not to ban pesticides suspected of killing honeybees , some farmers are completely disregarding bee-protecting legislation that’s already on the books. Ben Hill Griffin Inc., one of the largest citrus growers in Florida, has been illegally using pesticides on its crops, resulting in the deaths of millions of bees throughout the state. Read the rest of Florida Citrus Grower Kills Millions of Bees, Gets Off with Measly $1,500 Fine Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bee die-off , bees , citrus grower , colony collapse disorder , fines , honeybees , pesticides , pollination        

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