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New study confirms BP oil spill is destroying deep-sea coral reefs

Posted: August 20, 2014 Environmental

BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had a broader, deeper impact on life in the Gulf of Mexico than researchers previously thought, according to a new study conducted by Pennsylvania State University scientists.

Future looks bleak for oyster production after BP oil spill

Posted: August 16, 2014 Environmental

Louisiana oyster beds that have yielded rich harvests for generations now produce little more than dozens of “empty, lifeless oyster shells,” the Associated Press reported, underscoring the death blow dealt by BP’s 2010 oil spill to local fisherman and businesses

New study finds BP oil dispersant chemicals still linger in the Gulf

Posted: August 12, 2014 Environmental

Chemical oil dispersants BP used in 2010 to break up its Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still turning up in samples collected from the Gulf’s beaches and deep sea corals, a new scientific study has found.

BP asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear its oil spill settlement case

Posted: August 4, 2014 Environmental

As if causing the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history weren’t enough of a blow to the U.S., BP appears determined to waste millions of taxpayer dollars by fighting every court decision until it gets the outcome it demands.

Flesh-eating bacteria in Gulf linked to BP oil spill

Posted: August 1, 2014 Environmental

Cases of beach-goers contracting the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus continue to occur in the warm water of the Gulf Coast this year, and one Auburn University professor has uncovered a link between the potentially deadly bacteria and tar balls still

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