Posts Tagged ‘BP’
Following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers of various stripes have been studying the disaster’s possible impacts. What did the spill do to the environment? What did the spill do to the Gulf region’s economics? And, what did the oil spill do to us? Next week, [...]
While BP, along with federal and state governments, appear ready to move into the restoration phase of post-spill efforts, there are others who are hung up on claims. Like David Helland, who runs a charter boat out of Dauphin Island, Ala. “Ken Feinberg and BP promised to make me whole, and [...]
Still searching for Christmas gifts? How about 3,000 feet of hard boom left over from the 2010 oil spill? The City of Orange Beach, Ala., is auctioning off its surplus boom on govdeals.com. “We’d all be happy to get $10,000,” said Phillip West, the city’s coastal resources [...]
BP is accusing Halliburton of destroying evidence which could show the company shares the blame for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a filing today in a New Orleans federal court, BP charged that Halliburton Energy Services Inc. destroyed test results that indicated samples of the [...]
The man at BP’s claim’s facility Tuesday night couldn’t speculate about the decision to keep the doors open. He could only provide a freshly printed flyer with the new hours of operation. That was news to Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson. “Oh, are they staying open?” he [...]
Now that BP and the state of Florida agree that the beaches are pretty much “clean,” officials will need to prove that new tar balls originated from the 2010 oil spill in order to have the company remove them. That task will get tougher as time passes. Under a plan released last week by the [...]
Collier Merrill, fresh from a special event at the James Beard House in NYC, told the IN yesterday that he's tired of hearing excuses from BP, Gulf Coast Claim Facility and the GCCF head Ken Feinberg. The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce chairman told me that Feinberg's excuse that he is [...]
My latest article for The Daily Beast is on a new report that shows Congress bears substantial blame for the weak response to largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Funds authorized since 1990 for oil spill R&D were never appropriated. Read more.
According to the NY Times, BP will soon add a safety division to better prepare for such disasters as the Deep Horizon explosion. BP Managing Director Robert Dudley is quoted as saying the recent moves are “the first and most urgent steps in a program I am putting in place to rebuild trust [...]
A Greenpeace boat is housing a team of researchers near the site of the Deep Horizon disaster. The group is hoping to discover if the oil is being eaten up by the microbes or just settling on the bottom of the ocean. Guardian Article
On May 24, BP promised $500 million to research impact of its oil disaster on the Gulf. A panel of scientists would determine how the money would be distributed, according to the announcement. Four months later, only $40 million has been distributed. Read more.
Press Release: Based on a rigorous review by a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists of previously released preliminary data, the Service has compiled an expanded report of the birds rescued and collected during the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This report, which [...]