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Gulf Oil Spill Was
Than We Thought
Feb 13, 2020 11:44 AM CST
Gulf Oil Spill Was Bigger, Badder Than We Thought
Satellite imagery couldn't detect toxic oil beneath ocean surface: researchers
- The Deepwater Horizon spill was worse than thought, thanks to "invisible and toxic oil," say researchers. Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, a study out of the University of Miami suggests the spread of the spill was 30% larger than satellite data indicated,...
Trump Upends Policy
on Protecting Lakes, Oceans
Jun 22, 2018 2:00 PM CDT
Trump Upends Policy on Protecting Lakes, Oceans
The president rolls back approach that followed Deepwater Horizon spill
- President Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect US oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth, the AP reports. Trump revoked an executive order issued by President Obama in 2010 following...
Often Overlooked: 11 Died
on Deepwater Horizon
Apr 18, 2015 1:04 PM CDT
Often Overlooked: 11 Died on Deepwater Horizon
The AP compiles snapshots
- Monday marks the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion , and the AP provides snapshots of the 11 men who died aboard the rig but often get overlooked in coverage. A sample:
, 35, Midfield, Texas. He was transferring to another rig and wasn't even supposed to be
BP May Have to
Pony Up $14B
for Oil Spill
Jan 19, 2015 12:00 PM CST
BP May Have to Pony Up $14B for Oil Spill
New Orleans judge assessing fine for Deepwater Horizon disaster
- The $4.5 billion criminal penalty that BP had to pay for the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill was pretty hefty, but a New Orleans judge may be about to triple that fine. Nearly five years after the disaster that dumped hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the...
BP Spill Left Huge,
Oily 'Bathtub Ring'
Oct 28, 2014 3:13 AM CDT
BP Spill Left Huge, Oily 'Bathtub Ring'
Millions of gallons ended up on seafloor
- The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill left oily residue on the seafloor that scientists liken to a "bathtub ring"—if the tub were big enough to fit Rhode Island. Researchers who tested thousands of sediment samples from more than 500 locations in the Gulf of Mexico believe around 84...
This Could Be World's
Most Endangered Animal
Oct 2, 2014 6:29 AM CDT
This Could Be World's Most Endangered Animal
Newly identified Gulf whale species lives in single canyon
- A new species of whale has been identified in an underwater canyon in the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists fear they won't have long to get to know it: There are only about 50 of the unique species of Bryde's whale left in waters off the Florida Panhandle,...
of Gulf Spill
Apr 17, 2014 9:26 AM CDT
'Active Cleanup' of Gulf Spill Finally Finished
BP, Coast Guard move on
- By now, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster may seem like a distant memory, but the Coast Guard and BP ended their "active cleanup" of the spill just two days ago. That doesn't mean that the cleanup is over, just that instead of patrolling the affected coastline, ships will...
Guilty of Hiding
Dec 18, 2013 12:38 PM CST
Ex-BP Engineer Guilty of Hiding Spill Evidence
Jury said deleted text messages amounted to obstruction of justice
- A former BP drilling engineer was convicted today of deleting text messages to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, making him the first former or current BP official to be found guilty in the mess. He now faces up...
Halliburton Admits It Destroyed BP Spill Evidence
Jul 26, 2013 12:15 AM CDT
Halliburton Admits It Destroyed BP Spill Evidence
It trashed test results related to the construction of Macondo well
- Halliburton admits it destroyed evidence related to the construction of the notorious Macondo well that ruptured in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico and caused the biggest oil spill in US history, reports Reuters . Eleven rig workers were killed. The company will plead guilty to the charge and pay the...
It's Official: BP Pleads
Guilty to Manslaughter
Jan 29, 2013 1:06 PM CST
It's Official: BP Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter
Judge accepts deal, despite objections from victims' families
- Corporations are people, my friend, and that means they can commit manslaughter. After listening to testimony from relatives of the 11 workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a federal judge today approved BP's plea deal , allowing the oil giant to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges, the...
Oil Rig Owner to Pay
$1.4B Over Gulf Spill
Jan 3, 2013 4:40 PM CST
Oil Rig Owner to Pay $1.4B Over Gulf Spill
Transocean settles with US over Deepwater Horizon disaster
- The Justice Department reached a $1.4 billion settlement today with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed settlement resolves the department's civil and criminal probes...
Gulf's Mystery Sheen
Baffles BP, Coast Guard
Dec 19, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Gulf's Mystery Sheen Baffles BP, Coast Guard
But the once-burst well is still sealed
- Underwater inspections conducted with robot submarines at the site of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig disaster have failed to identify the source of a persistent sheen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, officials said yesterday. It's not all bad news: The Coast Guard and BP both said...
BP From Future
Nov 28, 2012 1:36 PM CST
US Suspends BP From Future Contracts
Temporary move cites 'lack of business integrity'
- The Obama administration put a temporary stop to new federal contracts with British oil company BP today, citing the company's "lack of business integrity" and criminal proceedings stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The action by the Environmental Protection Agency bars BP and its affiliates from...
BP's $4.5B Spill Fine Is
Biggest in US History
Nov 15, 2012 11:11 AM CST
BP's $4.5B Spill Fine Is Biggest in US History
Firm pleads guilty to criminal misconduct
- Looks like BP will need to reach deep into its pockets to pay its fine over the 2010 Gulf oil spill : a record $4.5 billion to resolve Justice Department and SEC claims, reports the
New York Times
. CNN reports that the biggest criminal penalty in US history was previously...
BP's Tab So Far
in Gulf Spill: $38B
Oct 30, 2012 6:44 AM CDT
BP's Tab So Far in Gulf Spill: $38B
But third-quarter results better than expected
- BP is still calculating its costs related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but the Gulf of Mexico disaster has now cost the oil giant more than $38 billion to date, Sky News reports. The firm’s third-quarter report included $59 million in payments related to the spill, but even...
Old Oil to
Sep 5, 2012 8:15 AM CDT
Isaac Brings Old Oil to La. Beaches
Tar could be leftover from BP oil spill
- The latest fallout from Hurricane Isaac: The storm caused old oil to wash up on beaches in Louisiana, and it may be from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Officials restricted fishing and are testing the tar to determine if it's from the 2010 BP spill, the AP reports. Wildlife management...
BP Spill Texts
Apr 24, 2012 1:06 PM CDT
Feds: Engineer Deleted 200 BP Spill Texts
Kurt Mix the first to be hit with criminal charges
- The Justice Department said today it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence. Kurt Mix was arrested on two counts of obstruction of justice, and is accused of deleting a string of 200 text...
to Pass Pre-Spill
Mar 5, 2012 8:31 AM CST
Deepwater Drilling to Pass Pre-Spill Heights
Oil demand keeps drills humming in Gulf of Mexico
- It's been almost two years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and deepwater drilling is back. With a year-long moratorium over, BP and other companies are intensifying their operations in the Gulf of Mexico, and production there will soon exceed its pre-accident highs, the
New York Times
reports. The practice...
Charges Loom in
Dec 29, 2011 9:40 AM CST
Charges Loom in Deepwater Disaster
Engineers, at least one supervisor under the gun
- US authorities are on the verge of bringing their first criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, with several Houston-based engineers and at least one BP supervisor likely facing felonies, sources tell the
Wall Street Journal
. The men are suspected of providing false information to regulators regarding the risks...
in Gulf Oil Spill
Dec 6, 2011 10:20 AM CST
BP: Halliburton Torched Evidence in Gulf Oil Spill
And computer modeling data 'inexplicably missing'
- Halliburton has both intentionally destroyed and conveniently lost evidence relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster , according to court documents filed by BP. “Halliburton has steadfastly refused to provide these critical testing and modeling results in discovery,” BP’s court filing says, according to CNN . “BP has now...
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