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BP Sues Cameron International, Blowout Preventer Maker, For Device That Failed To Stop Oil Spill

BP Sues Cameron International, Blowout Preventer Maker, For Device That Failed To Stop Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS — BP is suing the maker of the device that failed to stop last year’s calamitous Gulf oil spill, alleging negligence that the oil giant says helped cause the disaster.The British company says in papers filed in federal court in …

Gulf Oil Spill Day Of Remembrance: Vigils Planned Across Region, Victims’ Families To Fly Over Disaster Site

Gulf Oil Spill Day Of Remembrance: Vigils Planned Across Region, Victims’ Families To Fly Over Disaster Site

NEW ORLEANS — Relatives of some of the 11 men who died aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig are flying over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, back to the epicenter of the worst offshore oil spill in the nation’s history.Meanwhile, on land, v…

Nil, Baby, Nil: Congress Fails To Pass A Single Oil Spill Law

Nil, Baby, Nil: Congress Fails To Pass A Single Oil Spill Law

NEW YORK — Soon after his son Gordon died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion last April, Keith Jones made eight trips to Washington D.C. to push for stronger safety measures in offshore oil drilling and to increase the compensation paid to …

9 Must-Read Books On The Gulf Oil Spill

9 Must-Read Books On The Gulf Oil Spill

A year after millions of barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s Macondo well, much ink has been spilled on the “second draft” of history.Read More…
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Gulf Oil Spill: Some Workers Lost In Claims Process

Gulf Oil Spill: Some Workers Lost In Claims Process

WASHINGTON — Danielle Thomas spends much of her day with the phone to her ear, listening to hard-luck stories about Alabama workers still dealing with the fallout of last year’s Gulf oil spill. Thomas is an attorney with a legal-aid group…

Judge Clears Citgo Of $177M Cleanup Of Delaware River For 2004 Oil Spill

Judge Clears Citgo Of $177M Cleanup Of Delaware River For 2004 Oil Spill

PHILADELPHIA — Citgo does not have to pay $177 million in cleanup costs stemming from the massive 2004 spill of crude oil from a tanker nearing its dock on the Delaware River, a federal judge has ruled.The judge cleared Citgo of liability i…

Gulf Coast Officials Spend Millions Of BP’s Money On Items Unrelated To Oil Spill

Gulf Coast Officials Spend Millions Of BP’s Money On Items Unrelated To Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS — In the year since the Gulf oil spill, officials along the coast have gone on a spending spree with BP money, dropping tens of millions of dollars on gadgets, vehicles and gear – much of which had little to do with the cl…

Cuba To Drill 5 Oil Wells In Gulf Of Mexico This Summer

Cuba To Drill 5 Oil Wells In Gulf Of Mexico This Summer

HAVANA — Cuba and partner companies will begin drilling five oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico this summer in hopes of locating enough crude to justify the costly exploration, an official said Tuesday.”The prospects are very promising” of fin…

U.S. Interior Secretary: ‘Absolutely’ No BP Deal To Resume Deepwater Drilling

U.S. Interior Secretary: ‘Absolutely’ No BP Deal To Resume Deepwater Drilling

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON – The U.S. interior secretary on Monday rejected media reports that BP was striking a deal to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico a year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history.UK media have said BP is in…

BP To Resume Gulf Of Mexico Drilling, Year After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

BP To Resume Gulf Of Mexico Drilling, Year After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

(Reuters) – BP has struck a deal with U.S. regulators that will allow it to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, a year after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, the Sunday Times reported.The oil major was understood to have gran…

Justice Department To Gulf Oil Spill Claims Czar Kenneth Feinberg: Loosen The Purse Strings

Justice Department To Gulf Oil Spill Claims Czar Kenneth Feinberg: Loosen The Purse Strings

ATLANTA — The job of the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not to preserve money or return it to BP, and he should loosen the purse strings to help people still suffering from last year’s disaster, the…

Deepwater Drilling Ban Lands Interior Department In Contempt Of Court

Deepwater Drilling Ban Lands Interior Department In Contempt Of Court

NEW ORLEANS — The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill held the Interior Department in contempt Wednesday, and ordered the federal agency to pay attorneys’ f…

Gulf Oil Spill Compensation Fund Issues 1 Final Payment Out Of 91,000 Claims

Gulf Oil Spill Compensation Fund Issues 1 Final Payment Out Of 91,000 Claims

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — BP’s compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims has issued a final settlement payment to just one of the thousands of people and businesses waiting for checks, records show, and that $10 million payout went to …

Congressman Accuses White House Of Putting Spin Above Science

Congressman Accuses White House Of Putting Spin Above Science

A Democratic congressman on Tuesday released heavily-redacted documents suggesting that White House officials overruled scientific concerns as they rushed to release a controversial report last summer on what happened to the oil that had spi…

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Meetings With Kenneth Feinberg Increase Security In Wake Of Arizona Shooting

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Meetings With Kenneth Feinberg Increase Security In Wake Of Arizona Shooting

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and rising tempers along the Gulf Coast prompted increased security for meetings on Tuesday between BP’s oil spill claims czar and residents seeking compensation.Metal detec…

UK: No Need To Stop North Sea Offshore Drilling

UK: No Need To Stop North Sea Offshore Drilling

LONDON — A major oil spill at a deepwater well in the North Sea would be more difficult to handle than the Gulf of Mexico disaster, but a moratorium on drilling isn’t necessary because Britain already has tough safety standards, lawmak…

Gulf Oil Spill Tarballs Continue To Wash Ashore On Fort Morgan, Alabama Beach (VIDEO)

Gulf Oil Spill Tarballs Continue To Wash Ashore On Fort Morgan, Alabama Beach (VIDEO)

BP cleanup crews returned to work Monday after a 10 day break, WKRG reports, and they seem to have their work more than cut out for them. Tarballs have been washing up all along the shores of Alabama’s Fort Morgan beach. According to the Pre…

Rig Owner Refuses To Honor Oil Spill Subpoenas

Rig Owner Refuses To Honor Oil Spill Subpoenas

NEW ORLEANS — The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is refusing to honor subpoenas from a federal board that has challenged the company’s involvement in monitoring the testing of a key piece of equipment that failed to s…

For Gulf Oil Spill Victims, A Gloomy Christmas As Unemployment Continues To Loom

For Gulf Oil Spill Victims, A Gloomy Christmas As Unemployment Continues To Loom

PORT SULPHUR, La. — Even before the Gulf oil spill, Jennifer Reddick was just getting by, living paycheck to paycheck as she tried to support six children on the $400 a week she made working part time as a deckhand and shrimp net maker…

WikiLeaks: BP Azerbaijan Blowout Similar To Deepwater Horizon 18 Months Later

WikiLeaks: BP Azerbaijan Blowout Similar To Deepwater Horizon 18 Months Later

Striking resemblances between BP’s Gulf of Mexico disaster and a little-reported giant gas leak in Azerbaijan experienced by the UK firm 18 months beforehand have emerged from leaked US embassy cables.The cables reveal that some of BP’s part…

Gulf Oil Spill Could Spur Creation Of New Safety Agency: Investigation Panel

Gulf Oil Spill Could Spur Creation Of New Safety Agency: Investigation Panel

WASHINGTON — The presidential panel investigating the massive Gulf oil spill will likely recommend to President Barack Obama next year new ways for both the federal government and the oil industry to oversee offshore drilling safety.Ex…

Alabama Press-Register Editorial Criticizes New York Times And Washington Post Gulf Oil Spill Commentary

Alabama Press-Register Editorial Criticizes New York Times And Washington Post Gulf Oil Spill Commentary

A NATIVE American proverb says that in order to understand another person, you must walk in his shoes. It is that spirit in which we implore the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post to come see for themselves the misery, fru…

BP Fights Court Bid To Lift Oil Spill Damages Limit

BP Fights Court Bid To Lift Oil Spill Damages Limit

NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Moira Herbst) – BP Plc (BP.L) had said for months it would pay all legitimate damages for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, but now it’s fighting a bid to legally force it to waive a $75 million statutory cap.Lawyers f…