Posts Tagged “BP”

Texas still waiting for $100M in restoration funds from BP oil spill

Officials have received 188 suggestions from public on how to spend BP oil spill money AUSTIN — Texas has been promised at least $100 million for coastal restoration in the wake of the massive BP oil spill that harmed the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.But no Texas projects have been announced, and an official involved […]

How The Mighty Mississippi Saved Shores From BP Oil Spill

Originally published on US News. Most of us have by now seen the happy, sunny commercials BP has sprinkled across the television landscape in the past few months, welcoming Americans back to the beaches in Florida, Louisiana, and other southern coasts affected by the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the spring of 2010. The […]

Investigators urge more research on oil spill dispersants

Originally published on the Daily Comet. BATON ROUGE — The Government Accountability Office says more research is needed on possible environmental problems that could result from using oil spill dispersants to break up an oil spill, as BP PLC did after the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The GAO, the investigative arm of […]

BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fines Could Turn Into Jobs Boon

Originally published on Business & Law. By: By PIERRE BERTRAND The 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill may prove to be a jobs booster for the region, if money paid in damages is spent to restore the Gulf’s coast. That’s according to an independent study by  Mather Economics. BP stands to pay billions of dollars in environmental fines under […]

BP oil spill disrupted microbes on Gulf Coast beaches, new research shows

Originally published on NOLA.com By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune Communities of microbial organisms – including nematode worms, single cell animals called protists, and a variety of fungi – that live in the sediment of beaches on Grand Isle, Dauphin Island and elsewhere along the Gulf of Mexico underwent dramatic changes in the months immediately following the BP […]

Annual Oil and Gas Industry Report Finds Environmental Accountability is a Top Priority

U.S. Shale Boom Highlights the Intersection between Public Concern and Industry Efforts Originally published on the Wall Street Journal. The U.S. oil and gas industry is booming under the vast potential of its shale reserves, but it also faces the increased scrutiny and responsibility that comes with drilling in the public’s backyard. An annual report […]

Horrific Injuries Linked to BP Dispersant Corexit

Originally published on ReaderSupportedNews.org By Cameron Langford, Courthouse News Service Exposure to chemical dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill left a commercial diver with seizures, unable to walk and going blind – and two members of his dive team committed suicide, the man claims in Harris County Court. David Hogan and […]

GULF OIL SPILL – A story in photographs

Originally published on Barb. Daniel Beltrá is a photographer currently based in Seattle. He spent two months documenting the devastation wrecked by the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill from an airplane to shot these impressive images. See more images on Barb.

The BP Oil Spill, One Year Later: How Healthy Is the Gulf Now?

Originally published by Time. Carl Safina headed down to the Gulf Coast just days after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, 2010. A veteran of the Exxon Valdez spill — and the head of the Blue Ocean Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on marine health — Safina wanted to see the Gulf oil spill up […]