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Mayflower, Arkansas, residents falling ill after ExxonMobil oil spill
ExxonMobil insists the air in the area just outside the epicenter of its Mayflower, Arkansas, pipeline breach is safe to breathe. Public health advocates, however, warn that even very low levels of fumes from the oil spill can affect populations
BP puts oil spill cleanup into high gear on Mississippi’s barrier islands
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi—As the tides change and sands shift along Mississippi’s barrier islands, more oil, tar, and debris from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico resurfaces. Now the company BP hired to lead oil spill cleanup efforts
New offshore drilling safety rules are laughable, environmental groups warn
U.S. regulators have finalized new rules governing the safety of offshore oil drilling operations, but environmental groups say the new regulations don’t go far enough to protect oceans from catastrophes such as BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill.
New oil spill claims admin assures Alabamians of fairer process
The Louisiana lawyer chosen to take over the BP oil spill claims process was in Mobile last week to give Alabamians hurt by the spill an update on the new claims center’s progress.
New lawsuit against EPA seeks rules on oil dispersant use
A group of environmental and public health organizations jointly filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday in Washington D.C., claiming the agency’s rules governing the use of chemical oil dispersants do not meet Clean Water Act
Dispersants used to fight BP oil spill damaged marine food chain, study finds
Alabama researchers studying the impact oil dispersants used to break up oil from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill have found that the chemicals and the way in which they were used may have devastated the food chain in certain parts
Engineers put new oil spill containment system to the test in the deep Gulf
An experimental capping stack system that could potentially be used to stop stronger, deeper oil spills than BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster is being tested at a secret location in the Gulf of Mexico.
New study links BP oil spill to dolphin deaths
BP’s 2010 oil spill contributed to conditions that led to the deaths of hundreds of dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico, a new study conducted by half a dozen Southern universities and research institutes concluded.
U.S. probe finds major safety deficiencies contributed to BP oil spill
A government safety probe into the cause of BP’s oil spill asserts that the oil giant focused too much on small details involving personal safety while losing sight of larger, more systemic dangers that threatened the entire operation.
Businesses and individuals statewide now eligible for oil spill damages
Individuals and businesses on Alabama’s Gulf Coast bore the brunt of damage from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but the oil disaster also dealt a severe blow to people, companies, and even some municipalities all over the state, although