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Anadarko agrees to pay record $5.15 billion for toxic waste cleanup costs

Posted: April 4, 2014 Environmental

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has agreed to pay $5.15 billion to clean up radioactive uranium, thorium, and other hazardous waste that was dumped throughout the United States, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. The settlement is the largest recovery for environmental

BP’s new tar sands refinery spills crude oil into Lake Michigan

Posted: March 29, 2014 Environmental

CHICAGO — A new unit at BP’s Whiting facilities used to process Canadian tar sands oil into gasoline and other fuels spilled an unknown amount of crude oil into Lake Michigan Monday, just a few miles from an intake at

Appeals court rejects BP’s bid to rewrite oil spill settlement terms

Posted: March 6, 2014 Environmental

Businesses seeking compensation for losses caused by BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill do not have to prove they were directly harmed by the disaster to collect payments, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

BP fails to delay oil-spill compensation to seafood works

Posted: February 28, 2014 Environmental

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A federal judge on Wednesday denied BP’s request to suspend payments to seafood industry claimants seeking oil spill compensation from a $2.3-billion fund, saying BP’s allegations of fraud against a lawyer representing some of the claimants

Researchers find a dolphin population in crisis after BP oil spill

Posted: February 27, 2014 Environmental

Researchers who recently completed the first major study of dolphin health after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill flooded the Gulf of Mexico with 206 million gallons of oil in 2010 say what’s left of the dolphin population in Louisiana’s Barataria

Latest Gulf oil disasters portend bigger problems for the future, conservationists say

Posted: February 22, 2014 Environmental

Dozens of workers were evacuated from a natural gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico Jan. 30 after it began spewing methane gas into the air and continued out of control into the next day. Although no workers were reportedly

BP oil spill toxicity damaging hearts in Gulf tuna, new scientific study finds

Posted: February 20, 2014 Environmental

A new study of the BP oil spill’s lingering effects on Gulf of Mexico marine life has found that a chemical contained in the crude oil interferes with heart cells in tuna, exposing fish populations to higher risk of disruptions

Appeals court upholds BP’s multibillion dollar oil spill settlement agreement

Posted: January 14, 2014 Environmental

BP lost another battle it waged against the giant, multi-billion dollar settlement agreement that compensates victims of its 2010 Gulf oil spill when the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld federal Judge Carl Barbier’s approval of the agreement.

Dolphin deaths, disease directly linked to BP oil spill, new report finds

Posted: December 20, 2013 Environmental

Bottlenose dolphins living in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay region have lung disease and adrenal hormone deficiencies, U.S. government scientists concluded in a new report connecting BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to surging dolphin deaths and disease for the first time.

Jury convicts BP engineer for obstructing investigation of Gulf oil spill

Posted: December 19, 2013 Environmental

A jury in a federal New Orleans court convicted former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix on one count of obstruction for deleting text messages and voicemails from his cell phone that he was supposed to preserve as evidence in the