Posts Tagged “damages”

Petrol Politics: How Much Should an Oil Spill Cost?

Originally published by Time. By BRYAN WALSH How serious should the penalties for an oil spill be? In early November, Chevron and its drilling partner Transocean accidentally spilled some 3,000 barrels of oil into the ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. As oil spill go, it was relatively minor—although it is a sign of […]

Can they really Fix BP’s Big Fix?

Originally published on Triple Pundit. By Carol Pierson Holding BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with “This was the Gulf’s best tourism season in years.” In the sixty-second spot, businesses in Gulf cities like New Orleans and Panama City Florida invite tourists to come back. The ad is gorgeously filmed. Sparkling […]

Volunteers sought for studies into oil spill’s health effects

Originally published on PNJ.com Volunteers are being sought to participate in a long-term study on the impact of the BP oil spill on cleanup workers and anglers. Gloria Horning, a spokeswoman for the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies, or BRACE, is recruiting the volunteers.

Chevron faces $10.6bn Brazil legal suit over oil spill

Originally published on the BBC. Prosecutors in Brazil are demanding $10.6bn (£6.8bn) from US oil company Chevron for environmental damage caused when one of its oil wells leaked off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The prosecutors also asked the court to immediately suspend the operations of Chevron and its drilling contractor, Transocean, in Brazil.

Feds appeal judge’s fine for Lake Charles, Louisiana oil spill

Originally published at the Statesman. LAFAYETTE, LA. — The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s ruling that CITGO Petroleum pay only $9 million out of the more than $240 million in penalties government attorneys had sought in a 2006 oil spill at the company’s Lake Charles refinery. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik ruled in September that […]