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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

Oil Safety Weak Two Years After BP Spill

Oil Safety Weak Two Years After BP Spill

Offshore drilling safety and oversight is still lacking two years after the massive BP oil spill sullied the US Gulf Coast, two reports released Tuesday have found.

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BP Oil Spill’s Sticky Remnants Wash Up Sporadically On Gulf Beaches

BP Oil Spill’s Sticky Remnants Wash Up Sporadically On Gulf Beaches

As they walk the sands of Orange Beach, Alabama, two scientists have no difficulty finding traces of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, in fact, the Auburn University researchers have a harder time making sure those traces don’t stick to their feet.

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Some Gulf Dolphins Severely Ill After Gulf Oil Spill

Some Gulf Dolphins Severely Ill After Gulf Oil Spill

Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, are showing signs of severe ill health, according to NOAA marine mammal biologists and their local, state, federal and other research partners.

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Gulf Oil Spill Culprit for Heavy Toll on Coral

Gulf Oil Spill Culprit for Heavy Toll on Coral

After months of laboratory work, scientists say they can definitively finger oil from BP’s blown-out well as the culprit for the slow death of a once brightly colored deep-sea coral community in the Gulf of Mexico that is now brown and dull.

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Oil from Deepwater Horizon Disaster Entered Food Chain in the Gulf of Mexico

Oil from Deepwater Horizon Disaster Entered Food Chain in the Gulf of Mexico

A new study confirms that oil from the Macondo well made it into the ocean’s food chain through the tiniest of organisms, zooplankton.

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Senate Approves States Receiving Gulf Spill Fines

Senate Approves States Receiving Gulf Spill Fines

The Senate approved Thursday using the bulk of water pollution fines stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states, a move hailed by environmental groups and state officials.

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BP expects to pay $7.8B in Gulf spill suit deal

BP expects to pay $7.8B in Gulf spill suit deal

BP’s settlement of lawsuits filed by more than 100,000 victims of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history goes a long way toward resolving pending claims. But the question remains, will Americans who live along the Gulf of Mexico go for it?

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BP oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks

BP oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks

Judge Carl Barbier issued an order on Sunday afternoon putting off the start date until 5 March, citing reasons of judicial efficiency…

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Deepwater Horizon victims ready for epic court battle with BP

Deepwater Horizon victims ready for epic court battle with BP

Nearly two years after the oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and spilled millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the myriad plaintiffs suing BP and other companies over the disaster are about to get their day in court. The civil trial, which opens in a federal court in New Orleans on Monday, is expected to be epic by any definition, unmatched in scale or legal complexity.

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