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New study confirms BP oil spill is destroying deep-sea coral reefs
BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had a broader, deeper impact on life in the Gulf of Mexico than researchers previously thought, according to a new study conducted by Pennsylvania State University scientists.
Future looks bleak for oyster production after BP oil spill
Louisiana oyster beds that have yielded rich harvests for generations now produce little more than dozens of “empty, lifeless oyster shells,” the Associated Press reported, underscoring the death blow dealt by BP’s 2010 oil spill to local fisherman and businesses
New study finds BP oil dispersant chemicals still linger in the Gulf
Chemical oil dispersants BP used in 2010 to break up its Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still turning up in samples collected from the Gulf’s beaches and deep sea corals, a new scientific study has found.
BP asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear its oil spill settlement case
As if causing the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history weren’t enough of a blow to the U.S., BP appears determined to waste millions of taxpayer dollars by fighting every court decision until it gets the outcome it demands.
BP, Anadarko ask appeals court to reconsider Clean Water Act liability issues
BP and its Deepwater Horizon partner Anadarko Petroleum Corp. asked the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week for another chance to demonstrate they should not be penalized for Clean Water Act violations as a result of the 2010
BP exec can face criminal charge in connection with oil spill, court decides
A former BP executive can be tried on a criminal charge of lying to Congress during its oil spill investigation, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, overturning the decision of a lower court that had dismissed the charges in
Louisiana oyster and shrimp industries in serious decline after BP oil spill
Louisiana’s seafood industries are in serious decline more than four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and flooded the northern Gulf with millions of barrels of oil. Recent reports from the state’s oyster and shrimp industries indicate that fisheries have
Supreme Court rejects BP’s request to freeze oil spill claims, payments resume
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected BP’s request to freeze payments to businesses harmed by its Deepwater Horizon oil spill as the oil giant waits to hear whether the high court will hear its appeal of the settlement agreement
Blowout preventer problems that led to BP oil spill still threaten Gulf, new report finds
A “litany of flaws” still plagues the devices offshore oil drillers in the Gulf of Mexico rely on to prevent blowouts like the one that exploded BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010, according to findings by the Chemical Safety and