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Sea monsters and BP oil spill

The Bellona Foundation reports the Louisiana shrimpers are reporting an ever-rising rash of horrifically mutated shrimp, crabs and other sea life covered with oozing growths and extra limbs, shrimp and crabs lacking eyes and eye sockets, and fish of all manner swollen with apparent [...]

BP petitions SCOTUS

BP petitions SCOTUS

British oil giant, BP, petitioned on Friday the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its battle over claim payments resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. BP asked the high court to enforce requirements for claimants to prove that they were directly harmed by [...]

BP employees lawsuit over BP oil disaster revived

BP employees lawsuit over BP oil disaster revived

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans revived yesterday a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans claimed they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In an unanimous decision, the [...]

BP shuts down its oil spill claims program

BP shuts down its oil spill claims program

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court saying that the British oil giant had to pay business claims tied to the 2010 BP oil disaster, BP has closed its internal oil spill claims program. That program was the means for the more than 10,000 claimants who opted out of the BP’s settlement agreement or [...]

Supreme Court turns down BP request to suspend paying claims

Supreme Court turns down BP request to suspend paying claims

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to halt BP's payments of claims stemming from 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In a one-sentence order issued today, the justices said they wouldn’t put a hold on lower court rulings that require the oil company to begin making the payments, part of a $9.2 [...]

BP says it will appeal to Supreme Court

BP says it will appeal to Supreme Court

Reuters is reporting that BP said today that it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a court ruling concerning the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which forces the company to pay some businesses for economic damages without the businesses having to prove the spill caused their losses. On [...]

BP loses appeal, must start paying business claims

BP loses appeal, must start paying business claims

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans refused to reconsider its decision that businesses do not have to prove they were directly harmed by the oil spill to get settlement payouts. This means the claims process, which has been suspended since a ruling in December [...]

BP tar balls still washing on to Escambia County beaches

BP tar balls still washing on to Escambia County beaches

On the day after the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, Florida Department of Environmental Protection collected 439 tar balls on area beaches. That was just one day by one person. Read BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution Report for Monday, April 21, 2014.

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

Sunday, April 20 is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Yesterday, BP sent out a press release that said the U.S. Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations in Louisiana. Similar operations ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi in June 2013. “Reaching this [...]

Remembering the BP oil spill

Remembering the BP oil spill

CNN national correspondent David Mattingly recently visited Pensacola to talk about his reporting on 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill. He spent more time on the Gulf Coast during the disaster than any other national correspondent and created dozens of reports detailing the events and people involved. [...]

BP wins bids for Gulf of Mexico blocks

BP wins bids for Gulf of Mexico blocks

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency lifted its ban on BP, the British oil giant wins big in the latest auction for oil and gas block in the Gulf of Mexico. The Wall Street Journal reports "BP was the high bidder on 24 oil and gas blocks offshore out of 31 properties it [...]

BP pays Walton County $7.6 million

BP pays Walton County $7.6 million

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Walton County has received $7.6 million from BP due to recently negotiated settlement in its three-year lawsuit regarding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill . The County Commission has received a check for $3,356,219.14 and the Tourist Development [...]

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