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BP exec can face criminal charge in connection with oil spill, court decides

Posted: July 7, 2014 Environmental

A former BP executive can be tried on a criminal charge of lying to Congress during its oil spill investigation, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, overturning the decision of a lower court that had dismissed the charges in

Louisiana oyster and shrimp industries in serious decline after BP oil spill

Posted: June 27, 2014 Environmental

Louisiana’s seafood industries are in serious decline more than four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and flooded the northern Gulf with millions of barrels of oil. Recent reports from the state’s oyster and shrimp industries indicate that fisheries have

Supreme Court rejects BP’s request to freeze oil spill claims, payments resume

Posted: June 11, 2014 Environmental

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected BP’s request to freeze payments to businesses harmed by its Deepwater Horizon oil spill as the oil giant waits to hear whether the high court will hear its appeal of the settlement agreement

Blowout preventer problems that led to BP oil spill still threaten Gulf, new report finds

Posted: June 10, 2014 Environmental

A “litany of flaws” still plagues the devices offshore oil drillers in the Gulf of Mexico rely on to prevent blowouts like the one that exploded BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010, according to findings by the Chemical Safety and

BP oil spill killed unprecedented number of sea birds, new study finds

Posted: June 6, 2014 Environmental

A new scientific study estimates that BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed between 600,000 and 800,000 coastal seabirds, a figure that surpasses previous estimates and underscores that likelihood that the 2010 disaster’s effects continue to send devastating shockwaves through the

Anadarko agrees to pay record $5.15 billion for toxic waste cleanup costs

Posted: April 4, 2014 Environmental

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has agreed to pay $5.15 billion to clean up radioactive uranium, thorium, and other hazardous waste that was dumped throughout the United States, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. The settlement is the largest recovery for environmental

Seafood fraud harms consumers, honest businesses, and the environment

Posted: March 19, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Seafood fraud is rampant in the U.S. according to an extensive two-year scientific study led by the conservation group Oceana, but almost nothing has been done to curb the problem until now. Recognizing the special threats that seafood fraud poses,

Appeals court rejects BP’s bid to rewrite oil spill settlement terms

Posted: March 6, 2014 Environmental

Businesses seeking compensation for losses caused by BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill do not have to prove they were directly harmed by the disaster to collect payments, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

BP fails to delay oil-spill compensation to seafood works

Posted: February 28, 2014 Environmental

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A federal judge on Wednesday denied BP’s request to suspend payments to seafood industry claimants seeking oil spill compensation from a $2.3-billion fund, saying BP’s allegations of fraud against a lawyer representing some of the claimants

Latest Gulf oil disasters portend bigger problems for the future, conservationists say

Posted: February 22, 2014 Environmental

Dozens of workers were evacuated from a natural gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico Jan. 30 after it began spewing methane gas into the air and continued out of control into the next day. Although no workers were reportedly