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Pontchartrain bridge officials mull safety improvements after another truck crashes into lake
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Lake Pontchartrain Causeway officials told New Orleans’ WVUE that the bridge’s southbound lanes need to undergo safety improvements to prevent more trucks and other vehicles from plunging into the lake, a tragically common problem on the
Second part of BP’s oil spill trial starts Monday
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
Justice Department removes three prosecutors from BP oil spill obstruction case
Three key U.S. prosecutors have been withdrawn from the forthcoming trial of Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer facing federal obstruction charges for deleting hundreds of voicemails and text messages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
New study finds BP oil spill pollution much worse than previous government findings
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
BP sues EPA in effort to recover new drilling contracts in Gulf of Mexico
BP’s legacy of environmental destruction, which started long before it created the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, has earned it a criminal record and a reputation as a big polluter that will stop at nothing to boost profits. But
Judicial panel rejects motion to create another BP oil spill multidistrict litigation
A group of claimants allegedly harmed by BP’s 2010 oil spill who opted out of the March 2012 settlement agreement or were excluded from it have had their request to form a new multidistrict litigation (MDL) denied.
Court orders BP to pay $130-million administrative bill, BP loses appeal
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan on Wednesday ordered BP to pay $130 million in administrative costs to the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center – an advance payment for the oil-spill fund administrator’s third-quarter costs, which BP had earlier refused to pay.
New report finds dispersed BP oil penetrates Gulf sand deeper, lasts longer
Scientists are finding more troubling news that the chemical oil dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico to break up its massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be doing more environmental damage than good. While previous studies documented how
BP’s Dudley says he’ll keep fighting claims paid under the oil spill settlement terms
LONDON — BP has hit dead ends in its all of its efforts to freeze payments on oil-spill claims under the settlement agreement terms it helped craft, but chief executive officer Robert Dudley vows to keep fighting.
Gulf oil sheens coming from Deepwater Horizon rig debris, study finds
BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been making encore appearances ever since it erupted in the Gulf of Mexico a few dozen miles off the Louisiana coast, a group of researchers has concluded in a recent report.