Topic: Oil Spill

Gov. Jindal Calls for BP to Fund $173 Million Seafood Monitoring Program

As news surfaced today that scientists have discovered a 22-mile-long plume of underwater oil extending to the southwest of the BP oil well that exploded months ago, we are reminded that the long-term effects of […]

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Oil Spill Open House to Answer Residents’ Questions this Week

BP and the U.S. Coast Guard have scheduled to host an open house at the Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette this Thursday, August 19, to answer questions about the oil spill response. Representatives from BP, […]

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New Orleans Selected as Location for Upcoming Oil Spill Litigation!

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has reached a consensus that the slew of upcoming Oil Spill Litigation Cases will be tried in federal court in New Orleans before Judge Carl J. Barbier. Early speculation […]

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Obama Supports Plan to Pay Out 80% of BP Penalties to the Gulf Coast

President Obama’s top advisor on energy and climate change issued a statement today that indicated that he would be supporting an initiative proposed by Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu that would result in the allocation of […]

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‘Static Kill’ Procedure Appears To Be Working To Seal Well

BP announced today that the procedure involving pumping heavy mud into its damaged oil well known as a ‘static kill’ appears to have been successful and that the company will be able to begin the […]

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BP Announces Immediate Action Claims Team For Businesses With Critical Cash Flow Needs

In a statement released today, BP announced that in order to expedite the claims process for businesses experiencing critical cash flow shortages as a result of the oil spill that it would begin referring business […]

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2nd Oil Spill in 3 Months Flows in Michigan

An oil spill flowing from a breached pipeline into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan was reported earlier this week and is now estimated to have released 800,000 gallons into the surrounding areas prompting the declaration […]

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BP to replace Hayward as Chief Executive

News broke today that Tony Hayward, the BP CEO at the center of a storm of public relations snafus in the early period of the Gulf Oil Spill disaster, will be stepping down in October. […]

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BP Cap Holding, but New Leaks Develop

The new cap put on the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico seems to be holding, but several leaks have been discovered in and around the well. While officials say that the leaks are […]

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BP in the Business of “Making it Right”? Doesn’t Seem So

Throughout the Gulf oil disaster, BP has claimed numerous times that it is going to do whatever it takes to make things right. The company has stated that it will honor all legitimate claims and […]

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New Oil Cap Being Put in Place

BP is in the process of putting a new cap on the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico. After removing the older, temporary cap a few days ago, oil has been flowing into the […]

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Louisiana Judge’s Investments Under Scrutiny

In the wake of U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s decision to lift the ban on offshore drilling established by President Obama, supporters of the moratorium have raised concern about whether the judge should have recused […]

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Judge wants to end moratorium

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman stated that there should be an injunction on the federal moratorium for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico during the next six months.  Instead of allowing the […]

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Inefficiency Causing Concerns for Louisiana’s Coast

BP executives tried to defend their actions on Wednesday at the State Capitol during a hearing about the unresolved issues resulting from the oil spill. Fingers were pointed at BP and also the federal government […]

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Oil Expansion: Deep Water Horizon Spill Reaches Florida

Within the last few days, the oil spill from BP’s Deep Water Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the tourist driven regions of Florida. On the beaches where thousands of people come […]

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Deepwater Horizon Sinking “Disastrous”

The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oilrig on April 20th and its subsequent sinking two days later has left the Gulf of Mexico facing a potential disaster. The explosion has left 11 men presumed dead, […]

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