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Deal tying BP fines to bill closer

Times-Picayune reports today that Senate and House negotiators are nearing agreement on a two-year transportation bill that includes key components of legislation that would funnel…

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Author says BP owes $192B, not $15B

Antonio Juhasz, author of “‘Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill,” has calculated the total cost to BP for its Deepwater Horizon…

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Microbial Communities Shifted Dramatically After Deepwater Horizon Spill

Communities of microbial organisms — species such as nematodes, protists and fungi — on beaches along the Gulf of Mexico changed significantly following the Deepwater…

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BP fines may generate jobs

Mather Economics released on Tuesday its report on the economic impact associated with wetland restoration and risk mitigation spending in the Gulf Coast Region, if…

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Recruiting clean-up workers for health study

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some cleanup workers and volunteers have raised questions about their health. Yesterday,…

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Reuters points out ‘landmine’ in BP settlement

In its analysis of BP’s settlement agreement with plaintiffs over economic and property damages—estimated value $7.8 billion, Reuters points that BP has the right to…

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BP oil mats are still out there

From Gulf Coast News Today: “A dredge contractor working for the Army Corps of Engineers hit a submerged oil matt Saturday morning causing a strong…

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Papa Bear

My latest column for Florida Voices is up: Remembering Papa Bear Thursday, April 19, 2012 — Rick Outzen On April 20, I will be thinking…

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House passes RESTORE ACT

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, which included provisions of the RESTORE Act. Congressmen Jeff Miller…

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