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British Petroleum's $7.8 billion payout approved by judge

Just recently, a US District Judge approved a settlement in which British Petroleum is paying out $7.8 billion dollars to anybody that agreed to settle.
In the Media by Can Tran

EPA to BP: No new contracts with the federal government

Asides from having to pay out $4.5 billion, BP has something else to deal with: a ban from the EPA from pursuing new contracts with the federal government.
In the Media by Can Tran

Video: TIME explains US energy independence a 'pipe dream'

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the US could be energy independent in a few decades; but, that is met with skepticism as others give differing views and reasons.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

BP agrees to plead guilty, pay more than $4 billion in penalties

The British oil company, BP, and the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), have reached a settlement agreement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that devastated much of the gulf coast.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Kevin Costner wins oil war with Stephen Baldwin

New Orleans - A jury has rejected actor Stephen Baldwin's claims that actor Kevin Costner duped him into prematurely selling shares of a company that received a $52 million contract after the 2010 BP oil spill, TMZ reports.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Gulf of Mexico coast closed to shrimping

Two years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, shrimp and fish are turning up deformed and with lesions. Shrimping has now been halted.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

BP comes to settlement agreement with oil spill victims

BP released a statement to NewsCore that they have come to an agreement with those affected by the Gulf Oil Spill, which began with an explosion from the Deepwater Horizon nearly two years ago on April 20, 2010.
In the Media by Nicole Byerly - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The American GOP: Spoon-feeding the rich, bankrupting the nation

The GOP has executed the largest transfer of wealth in U.S. history. Due to unfair tax schemes and an obsession for selling out to corporations while hobbling the middle class, the U.S. has record numbers of billionaires and people living in poverty.
In the Media by Daniel R. Cobb - 18 comments

New report calls for end to all new offshore drilling

Tucson - BP's catastrophe last year in the Gulf of Mexico that spilled more than 205 million gallons of oil into the ocean's waters, the result of fundamental dangers not being addressed, has led to a new report calling for an end to all new offshore drilling.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

New report on Gulf ecosystem gives mixed review

Washington - A new study on the Gulf of Mexico's coastal wetlands and wildlife a year after BP's Deepwater Horizon debacle suggests some wildlife species are recovering while others are in an imperiled state, with recoveries dependent on decisive action.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 2 comments

Documents reveal BP’s attempt to influence Gulf spill research

Washington - A series of emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal BP's attempts to influence work from a $500 million fund it pledged for independent scientific research into effects of last year' s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Florida, Louisiana residents’ perceptions differ on BP spill

Durham - One year after BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, new data reveals Louisiana residents differ from Florida residents in their perceptions of current and long-term effects of the oil spill, despite nearly equal economic compensation.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 2 comments

BP's first annual meeting since Gulf oil spill sparks protests

London - BP are facing the wrath of several angry protesters at its first annual general meeting since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico almost a year ago.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Scientists confirm oil on dead dolphins came from BP oil spill

Biloxi - Scientists have confirmed the discovery of oil on dead dolphins that have been appearing along the US Gulf coast recently, with oil on some of the dead dolphins linked to the BP oil spill, according to a government agency.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments

Endangered sea turtles washing up on Gulf coast, left to rot

Gulfport - New reports emerging from the US Gulf coast show an unusually high number of endangered sea turtles stranded along Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, with government officials lax in their responsibility of documenting and testing them.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 5 comments

‘Endangered species’ status sought for dwarf seahorse

New Orleans - The dwarf seahorse, a one-inch long seahorse facing increased pressures for survival due to last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, was petitioned for Endangered Species Act protection this week by a conservation group.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

BP executives could face manslaughter charges

Washington - US prosecutors are assessing whether to pursue manslaughter charges against BP company managers over last year’s Gulf of Mexico fiasco that took the lives of 11 workers and created the largest environmental disaster in the country’s history.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Obama administration restricts findings on Gulf’s dead dolphins

Biloxi - The Obama administration has issued a gag order on data over the recent spike of dead dolphins, including many stillborn infants, washing up on Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, and scientists say the restriction undermines the scientific process.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 12 comments

BP blowout forensic exam ends, trapped pipe piece is culprit

New Orleans - A new report shows BP’s Gulf of Mexico disaster last year resulted from a trapped piece of drill pipe preventing the blowout preventer’s blind shear rams to close and seal the well properly, creating the greatest environmental disaster in US history.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Houston driller gets deepwater approval

Houston - As dead dolphins continue washing ashore in Alabama and Mississippi, a Houston-based driller won approval on Friday for resuming its deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and is “eager” to return to its operations there.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

BP gets first dibs on drilling in Gulf of Mexico again

Washington - The US government’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced this week it issued a deepwater drilling permit to Noble Energy, a minor owner of a well that BP has a 46.5 percent stake in.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Gulf’s seabed organisms dead by oil ‘deposited on their heads’

Washington - A new report on last year’s BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, now called a hydrocarbon discharge by some leading scientists, reveals microbes consumed around 10 percent of the total discharge, discounting government statements to the contrary.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 2 comments

Stillborn and infant dolphin deaths escalate in Gulf of Mexico

Gulfport - The first birthing season for dolphins since BP’s disaster last year in the Gulf of Mexico is getting off on a tragic note, with at least 17 stillborn or infant dolphins discovered in the last two weeks along the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

Study: BP’s spill on human health effects being launched

Washington - A long-term study on human health effects related to last year’s BP oil spill is set to be launched and is considered groundbreaking, as there is “ surprisingly little information” available on those long-term effects after a spill.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 6 comments

US military to buy Gulf of Mexico seafood as testing continues

Washington - The US military will begin purchasing Gulf of Mexico seafood and offering it at 72 base commissaries along the East Coast, replacing previously imported seafood and giving a boost to the ailing seafood industry along the Gulf coast.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 9 comments
 

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Edward Burtynsky s photo of the BP oil spill
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Edward Burtynsky's photo of the BP oil spill
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Gulfport Beach showing activity
Gulfport Beach showing activity
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BP Worker from Moss Point/Pascagoula at Long Beach Harbor  MS
BP Worker from Moss Point/Pascagoula at Long Beach Harbor, MS
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An oiled pelican along the Gulf coast.
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An oiled pelican along the Gulf coast.
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Another shot from Jim Simpson Pier facing Long Beach Harbor. Our culture has changed so drastically ...
Another shot from Jim Simpson Pier facing Long Beach Harbor. Our culture has changed so drastically, it feels like we are visitors to a new and foreign land.
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The President meets with the BP Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairs in the White House
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The President meets with the BP Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairs in the White House
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BP Worker hauls off collections. Think of it as similar  the person who comes to empty the trash in ...
BP Worker hauls off collections. Think of it as similar the person who comes to empty the trash in a hospital room
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Some of the new equipment being used to clean the beaches.
Some of the new equipment being used to clean the beaches.
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Photos from July 9  the first time I picked up litter and found it to be oil soaked.
Photos from July 9, the first time I picked up litter and found it to be oil soaked.
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Our Ocean.
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Our Ocean.
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BP Clean-up camps are scattered along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Harrison County
BP Clean-up camps are scattered along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Harrison County
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Oilguard nonwoven fabric may prove to be a less costly solution to the BP spill cleanup
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Oilguard nonwoven fabric may prove to be a less costly solution to the BP spill cleanup
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Be advised I am a PAL Person  I pick-up litter when I go for my beach walks. This Is how I detected ...
Be advised I am a PAL Person, I pick-up litter when I go for my beach walks. This Is how I detected change in the litter
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Following photos depict our enjoyment of the beaches in Harrison County MS. These photos are Post Ka...
Following photos depict our enjoyment of the beaches in Harrison County MS. These photos are Post Katrina, and Pre BP Oil Spill.These were the good times, we look forward to return to normalcy. I hope with your viewing you will understand that we are not just experiencing monetary loss, but loss of lifestyle, many locals experience a soul deep hurt that cannot be fixed by BP payoff.
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Oiled pelicans onshore on Grand Isle  La.
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Oiled pelicans onshore on Grand Isle, La.
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A demonstration of the BP oil spill of 2010.
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A demonstration of the BP oil spill of 2010.
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Folks regularly fished our jetties and piers. Some fished in order to add food to their table.
Folks regularly fished our jetties and piers. Some fished in order to add food to their table.
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