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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

BP oil spill toxicity damaging hearts in Gulf tuna, new scientific study finds

Posted: February 20, 2014 Environmental

A new study of the BP oil spill’s lingering effects on Gulf of Mexico marine life has found that a chemical contained in the crude oil interferes with heart cells in tuna, exposing fish populations to higher risk of disruptions

Appeals court upholds BP’s multibillion dollar oil spill settlement agreement

Posted: January 14, 2014 Environmental

BP lost another battle it waged against the giant, multi-billion dollar settlement agreement that compensates victims of its 2010 Gulf oil spill when the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld federal Judge Carl Barbier’s approval of the agreement.

Dolphin deaths, disease directly linked to BP oil spill, new report finds

Posted: December 20, 2013 Environmental

Bottlenose dolphins living in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay region have lung disease and adrenal hormone deficiencies, U.S. government scientists concluded in a new report connecting BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to surging dolphin deaths and disease for the first time.

Second part of BP’s oil spill trial starts Monday

Posted: September 30, 2013 Environmental

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

New report maps wide destruction of BP oil spill across Gulf sea floor

Posted: September 28, 2013 Environmental

BP’s giant 2010 oil spill decimated several square miles of life on the Gulf of Mexico’s floor in the area surrounding the company’s blown-out Macondo well, a new academic study has found.