Gulf of Mexico Tagged Articles

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.

Judge again rejects BP’s attempts to rewrite oil-spill agreement

Posted: January 1, 2014 Environmental

A federal judge overseeing oil-spill litigation in New Orleans rejected BP’s protests that damage claims should not be paid to businesses that can’t prove their losses were directly caused by the 2010 disaster.

Appellate court’s ruling threatens businesses harmed by BP’s Gulf oil spill

Posted: December 30, 2013 Environmental

A federal appeals court ruling that effectively lets BP slip out of financial and legal obligations spelled out in a 2012 settlement agreement has stunned and baffled Gulf Coast claimants hurt by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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

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.