Rumors are circulating that the federal government may steer money from a BP settlement on oil spill environmental fines away from the Restore Act, a long-fought-for bill which divides the BP Clean Water Act fines among Gulf Coast states to be used for environmental and economic recovery.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The US Coast Guard confirmed that an oil sheen spotted near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill matches oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.
Three rig workers were injured today after a fire broke out on a drilling platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the USCG has confirmed. The platform, owned by W&T Offshore Inc., is at Ship Shoal Block 223, about 40 miles south of Louisiana. At this time the fire is out and the entire plant… read more
The worst drought in more than fifty years is having a devastating effect on the mighty Mississippi River. The Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if the water level keeps on dropping, there is a great possibility that all traffic and commerce on the river could shut down.
Five states are suing the federal government claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency rules on chemical dispersants used in oil spills do not meet clean water requirements.
Offshore drillers in the U.S. are relying on the wrong set of data in its quest to prevent major accidents like the Deepwater Horizon blowout, says the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s investigation of the 2010 incident.
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — The former executive of the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council accused of misusing BP oil spill and county funds died at an Alabama hospital on Friday, May 4, from a suspected drug overdose.
The Rowan EXL-1, a mobile offshore drilling unit, has reportedly been badly damaged after being struck by a tanker that had apparently lost propulsion near Port Aransas.
HOUSTON, TX. — The Justice Department announced Tuesday, April 24, that a former BP engineer has been arrested on two counts of obstruction of justice for destroying evidence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.
Here’s a moving Deepwater Horizon tribute video made by Trace Adkins, country music star and former Gulf of Mexico offshore worker. It’s been two years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster unfolded, may we never forget.