Due to BP, new rules proposed for offshore drilling

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it's proposing new rules to prevent a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, though the industry said it's ahead of the curve. The Interior Department proposed dozens of new rules for offshore drilling equipment in order to ensure the series of failures that led to the 2010 rig disaster and subsequent oil [more]

Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf Wildlife is Still Suffering

It's been almost five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploding, sending gallons upon gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, scientists have assessed the wildlife in the Gulf, and have found that it's still suffering from the oil spill. "Five years later, wildlife in the Gulf are still feeling the impacts of the oil spill," said Collin [more]

Experts take issue with BP's claims that the Gulf is restored

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees took issue with a news statement released Monday by BP, which claims the “…Gulf environment (is) returning to pre-spill conditions” although the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees are still assessing the injury resulting from the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. "It is inappropriate as well as [more]

BP Drops Opposition to Gulf Oil Spill Claims Chief It Criticized

BP has abruptly switched legal strategies—again—in the multi-billion-dollar liability fight stemming from the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company dropped a campaign to oust a settlement administrator it had accused of tolerating waste and fraud. The move seeks, in part, to mollify a federal judge in New Orleans who could sock BP with an enormous judgment in [more]

Judge rejects BP appeal on cap for Gulf oil spill liabilities

A federal judge on Thursday rejected BP’s request to cap its Deepwater Horizon oil spill liabilities at a level lower than the $4,300-per-barrel maximum U.S. prosecutors are seeking for environmental penalties.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans sided with the prosecutors, who had argued environmental regulators were instructed by Congress to raise statutory maximum fines [more]

Studies: BP Spill Reduced Gulf Marine Life

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 may have created a vast zone on the Gulf of Mexico floor where marine life is much sparser than before toxic petroleum settled there, according to studies presented Monday at a Houston conference on the BP oil spill.

Sperm whales are no longer feeding in [more]

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