(Reuters) – British oil company BP Plc pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal charges relating to its 2010 oil spill and agreed to pay an extra $4.5 billion on top of the tens of billions it is already paying out. BP said it would plead guilty to 11 felony counts of misconduct or neglect relating […]
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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 […]
NEW ORLEANS — BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge Thursday to give his final approval to a class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier heard arguments from lawyers who negotiated the deal as well as other attorneys who have objected to parts […]
BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 BP oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier initially approved the deal in May, but called the “fairness hearing” to weigh objections from […]
Originally published by News WJTV.com By Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) Thousands of victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill will participate in a new process for economic-loss and medical claims associated with the accident. The Deepwater Horizon Claims Center, run by court-appointed administrator Patrick Juneau, will open 18 intake centers across the Gulf Coast next […]
Originally published on NPR by EYDER PERALTA “The first criminal charges in connection with the BP oil spill have been filed against a former BP engineer named Kurt Mix,” NPR’s Carrie Johnson reports exclusively. Carrie just told our Newscast unit that Mix has been charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages after the spill. The […]
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 […]
Originally published on Treehugger.com The oil and dispersants that were dumped into the ocean were found to be highly toxic and carcinogenic—and as they spread, threatened dozens of key spawning and birthing grounds for various species.
This is a great video infographic helping to put what oil was spilled in the Gulf into perspective.
Originally published on Aljazeera.com Nearly two years after BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen and scientists say things are getting worse. Written by Dahr Jamail New Orleans, LA – Hundreds of thousands of people living along the US Gulf Coast have hung their economic lives on lawsuits against BP. Fishermen, in particular, are seeing […]