NEW ORLEANS, La. – ‘The Big Fix’ is a documentary that questions the United States government’s use of the chemical dispersant, Corexit, and BP’s role in the crisis after the Deepwater Horizon disaster and the blowout of BP’s Macondo well which released over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House has not yet reached an agreement on a bill to allocate oil spill fines to those areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April, 10, 2010.
WASHINGTON – A biological research study released Monday, Sept 26, shows that effects on the Louisiana killifish could lead to reporduction problems for fish populations.
A bill has moved on to the full Senate for final consideration that would send 80 percent of oil spill fine money to Gulf Coast states.
GULF SHORES, AL. — Officials said Tuesday, Sept 6, that they plan to test black and brown tar balls that have washed up on Alabama’s prime tourist beaches due to Hurricane Lee to see whether it is related to the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Gulf Coast,Halliburton,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Lawsuits,Texas Maritime News,World Maritime News on September 5, 2011
HARRIS COUNTY, TX – Halliburton has filed a lawsuit against BP PLC Friday, Sept 2, in the Texas state court claiming negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that caused the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.
Posted in BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Florida Maritime News,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Accidents,Maritime Law,Maritime Lawsuits,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News,World Maritime News on September 1, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier in a major 39-page ruling dismissed all state law claims, but instead adopted an expansive view of economic damage that could result from the oil spill and said that some plaintiffs may be able to collect punitive damages from the companies involved in the Deepwater… read more
NEW ORLEANS, La. – A Senate bill is up for vote in the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that would divert the majority of federal fines levied against BP for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to Gulf Coast restoration.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – BP, who was seeking a court order Wednesday, July 20, compelling the White House to turn over emails by a former top adviser to President Barack Obama, has been denied by U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan.
Posted in Alabama Maritime News,BP British Petroleum,Deepwater Horizon,Environment,Florida Maritime News,Government,Gulf Coast,Louisiana Maritime News,Maritime Law,Maritime Lawsuits,Mississippi Maritime News,Texas Maritime News on July 28, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La – Lawyers for victims of the April 20, 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill say that BP is using “coercive tactics” to force the victims to agree to final settlements with its claims fund. Attorneys representing property owners, businesses and others claiming harm say victims have been forced to sign releases for… read more