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Gulf’s recovery from BP spill will require maximum fines plus $25 billion, environmental groups say
Using cleanup cost assessments from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, U.S. environmental groups say that BP needs to pay $25 billion on top of the record $17.6 billion in civil fines it may have to pay in
Judge slashes BP’s oil spill liability by 810,000 barrels
A federal judge agreed Tuesday to let BP off the hook for 810,000 barrels of the 4.9 million barrels (206 million gallons) of oil released by its blown-out Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, accepting the argument that the
No agreement in sight makes BP oil spill trial seem inevitable
With no agreement in sight, BP officials acknowledged Tuesday that it appears the company is headed court to defend itself against civil claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Judge approves Transocean’s plea deal settling criminal oil spill charge
U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo in Houston has approved an agreement between Transocean Ltd. and the U.S. Justice Department to settle a criminal charge for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Undercover video shows rig demolition’s toll on Gulf marine life
From agricultural runoff and industrial waste deposits to giant oil spills, the Gulf of Mexico isn’t always treated with the environmentally sound stewardship that a resource of such huge economic and environmental importance deserves. And now, thanks to an undercover video obtained
BP says Gulf states’ oil spill claims are inflated, unrealistic
In its efforts to stop the financial hemorrhaging brought about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP voiced strong objections to the billions of dollars in damages sought by the Gulf States and a number of municipalities harmed by the
California sues BP for ignoring, breaking state’s anti-pollution laws
California Attorney General Kamala Harris and district attorneys from eight California counties have filed a civil lawsuit against BP and its subsidiary Arco over what appears to be a chronic habit of violating state laws controlling the handling of hazardous
BP settles criminal charges, shifts focus to civil claims and Feb. trial
BP pleaded guilty to 14 federal criminal charges Wednesday, including charges for manslaughter involving the deaths of 11 workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and obstruction of Congress for downplaying the quantity of oil that gushed from the company’s
Cleanup on Mississippi River underway after oil barge collides with bridge
A barge carrying more than 80,000 gallons of oil struck a bridge in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sunday, spilling an unknown amount of crude oil into the Mississippi River and creating bottlenecked traffic both on the heavily used waterway and on land.
Florida residents and businesses hurt by BP oil spill urged to file claims
More than 34,000 individuals and businesses in Florida have been approved for $322 million in compensation for damages stemming from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but more than that are likely eligible, said Patrick Juneau, the court-appointed administrator of $20-billion