April 20 marks the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Despite the catastrophic effects this spill had – and continues to have – on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and coastal communities, the federal government is still attempting to introduce new drilling along much of the Mid- and South Atlantic.
New Orleans investigative publication the Lens has a new story about the BP oil spill cleanup that, if nothing else, will introduce you to an unfortunate concept: the “tar mat.” Tar mats formed when Deepwater Horizon oil nearingShow More Summary
An idea sparked in the aftermath of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history gave way to a community dedicated to democratizing environmental activism worldwide. Shortly after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010,...Show More Summary
Letting her shiny new Golden Globe do the talking, Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez is reportedly negotiating a leap from CW Mondays to the big screen in Peter Berg’s upcoming Deepwater Horizon, which chronicles survivors of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion, colloquially referred to as the BP oil spill. Show More Summary
Just three weeks before the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (or BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Jennifer Hamilton had transitioned out of a 20-year career in nonprofit administration to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a librarian. Show More Summary
Zhongmin Wang: In a new RFF discussion paper, “Egregiousness and Boycott intensity: Evidence from the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill,” we... explore the relationship between boycott intensity and media coverage, due to the latter’s ability to influence consumer awareness about egregious events. In order to test our model empirically, we...
In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts.
Some 10 million gallons spilled by the Deepwater Horizon disaster are now sitting on the seafloor, a new study finds.
200 million gallons of oil were spilled after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig
EXCLUSIVE: JC Chandor is leaving Deepwater Horizon, the Summit Entertainment pic about the true-story account of the devastating 2010 BP oil spill. This is happening very fast, but I hear there were creative differences, and now Summit’s...Show More Summary
The $4.5 billion criminal penalty that BP had to pay for the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill was pretty hefty, but a New Orleans judge may be about to triple that fine. Nearly five years after the disaster that dumped hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the...
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana yesterday ruled on the issues raised in the Phase 2 trial of the Deepwater Horizon case:
A U.S. judge ruled Thursday that BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion – nearly $5 billion less than what the government sought – for its part in dumping million of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The New York Times reports that Judge Carl J. Barbier of Federal District … [More]
For almost a year, we've been chronicling BP's efforts to undercut a damage settlement deal its own lawyers helped craft for victims of its record-setting 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
For more than a year, oil giant BP has waged a massive public relations battle to convince Americans that the company has been bamboozled by the oil spill claims process relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. This BP...Show More Summary
The cameras have left, but tears continue to fall in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the environmental catastrophe caused by an explosion on British oil giant BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig. In “The Great Invisible”, a documentary which won the Grand Jury prize at the South by...
The Wall Street Journal is defending BP's decision to fight its legal responsibilities in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill by criticizing both class-action lawsuits and the settlement agreement that BP itself agreed to. The...Show More Summary
We all saw the images of oil-coated birds and shorelines in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. These were the most visible impacts of the catastrophe, but much of the oil that gushed from the busted Macondo wellhead 5,000 feet underwater never made it to the surface. Show More Summary
Politico Magazine stepped in it last week when it published an op-ed defending BP’s role in the 2011 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — an op-ed written by BP. It looked even worse when it turned out that the glorified BP press release comprised the entirety of Politico Magazine’s coverage on the topic. It looked even [...]
Fire boat response crews battle the Deepwater Horizon explosion. The 2010 BP oil spill disaster is discussed in Oceana’s documentary, “Drill, Spill, Repeat.” (Photo: US Coast Guard - 100421-G-XXXXL- 003 - Deepwater Horizon fire/ WikiMedia...Show More Summary