NEW ORLEANS, La. — The second phase of the BP oil spill trial which began on Monday, October 7, in New Orleans, is set to determine how much oil was spilled. In the meantime, BP was handed down a partial win by a Federal Appeals court, regarding the intial interpretation of the settlement claims agreement.
The American Waterways Operators (AWO) representing the nation’s tugboat, towboat & barge industry called on Congress, April 17, to urge greater attention to infrastructure needs. More than 100 vessel owners met with congressional members on capitol Hill.
It can’t just be injuries all the time, now can it? This week’s feel good story comes to us from the United States Postal Service which this month has issued a series of Forever stamps, one of which includes a tribute to the U.S.-flagged barge industry. The stamp is part of the “Earthscapes” collectors series… read more
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.
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.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — BP Plc is finally going to receive government documents that may shed light on the size of the April 10, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Jones Act is essential to America as we know it, so says the Navy League of the United States. In a recently released annual policy statement, the Navy League of the United States, Maritime Primacy & Economic Security, says the Jones Act is critical to U.S. economic, homeland and national security – serving the… read more
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Kenneth Feinberg, the man who was in charge of the BP $20B Gulf oil spill fund, has been relieved of his duties and replaced by a new administrator.
The U.S. government plans to legally pursue BP, despite BP’s recent out of court settlement for $7.8B with individual plaintiffs. BP reached an out of court settlement with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) late on Friday night in one of the largest ever class-action settlements.
With rising gas prices threatening yet another tap of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, U.S.-flagged vessel operators have banded together to let the federal government know that U.S. owned vessels and American crews are standing by ready, willing and able to move the oil. In a letter to the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Energy (DOE)… read more