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BP trial judge issues scathing criticism of BP legal team

Posted: December 2, 2013 Environmental

The federal judge overseeing Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation in New Orleans said he was “deeply disappointed” in the behavior of BP’s legal team, condemning it for attempting to undermine his authority and undo the complex settlement agreement with plaintiffs

BP accused of hiring PR firm to bully, threaten facebook critics

Posted: November 29, 2013 Environmental

A woman who made comments on BP America’s Facebook page critical of the company’s handing of its 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill says she now fears for her personal safety after the oil giant hired an international public relations firm

Second part of BP’s oil spill trial starts Monday

Posted: September 30, 2013 Environmental

The second of three phases in a long trial to determine BP’s role and culpability for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill begins today in New Orleans. The London-based oil giant remains on the hook for potentially up to $18 billion

New report maps wide destruction of BP oil spill across Gulf sea floor

Posted: September 28, 2013 Environmental

BP’s giant 2010 oil spill decimated several square miles of life on the Gulf of Mexico’s floor in the area surrounding the company’s blown-out Macondo well, a new academic study has found.

BP still trying to stall oil-spill claims payments, administrator Juneau says

Posted: September 18, 2013 Environmental

Lawyers for Patrick Juneau, the oil-spill claims administrator appointed by BP and the court, lashed out at the oil giant Tuesday, accusing BP of attempting to undermine the claims process by cutting his budget and halting the payment of valid

Halliburton asks judge to accept plea deal for allegedly destroying Deepwater Horizon well tests

Posted: September 17, 2013 Environmental

Halliburton Energy Services, the company BP contracted to perform cementing work on its Macondo well, has asked a federal judge in New Orleans to accept its guilty plea for destroying evidence that could have helped investigators understand the company’s role in

Justice Department removes three prosecutors from BP oil spill obstruction case

Posted: September 3, 2013 Environmental

Three key U.S. prosecutors have been withdrawn from the forthcoming trial of Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer facing federal obstruction charges for deleting hundreds of voicemails and text messages considered relevant to the ongoing investigation of the Deepwater Horizon

Report on deadly Gulf rig explosion exposes Black Elk’s poor safety record

Posted: August 31, 2013 Personal Injury

An independent report ordered by Houston-based Black Elk Energy LLC and released August 21 indicates that a contractor hired by the company to perform welding work failed to follow standard safety protocols, thereby causing an explosion on a Gulf of

Federal regulators propose tougher rule governing offshore oil drilling safety

Posted: August 26, 2013 Environmental

Federal safety regulators proposed a new rule last week that would update and strengthen offshore oil and gas drilling safety as energy giants reach into deeper and riskier waters for production. The proposed rule is one of several rule changes and

New study finds BP oil spill pollution much worse than previous government findings

Posted: August 22, 2013 Environmental

Researchers have found significantly higher contamination levels in water, sediment, and seafood collected from the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 during and after BP’s massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill than scientists from federal agencies found, a new report published in