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Nearly 6 Years After The BP Oil Spill, Government Issues New Rules To Prevent Major Spills

The new rules come as scientists continue to work to determine the total environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The post Nearly 6 Years After The BP Oil Spill, Government Issues New Rules To Prevent Major Spills appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The court approved the settlement between the government and BP for the Deepwater Horizon NRDA: Today—nearly six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began—the court approved a settlement with BP for natural resource injuries stemming from the spill. This settlement concludes the largest natural resource damage assessment ever undertaken....

Deepwater Horizon Settlement Gives BP Billions in Tax Breaks

A US judge on Monday approved an estimated $20 billion settlement by BP Oil over the catastrophic 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill of hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf Spill Settlement Could Save BP Billions In Tax Breaks

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A federal judge has approved a multi-billion-dollar settlement over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Under the terms of the agreement, BP will pay more than $20 billion in penalties and claims over the environmental damage caused by the worst oil spill in U.S. Show More Summary

‘Historic Settlement’: BP Will Pay $20Bln for Gulf Oil Spill

Five years after the calamitous Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that led to a massive crude oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico, a US federal judge ruled that the rig’s operator, British Petroleum, must pay out $20 billion in damages to five states and local governments.

Wahlberg Headlines Film on Deepwater Horizon Tragedy

Nearly six years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Hollywood takes its shot at recounting the tragedy with a film due this fall aiming to tell the story

Coming Distractions: Mark Wahlberg battles oil spill, possibly dinosaurs in Deepwater Horizon trailer

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 was the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, and an ecological disaster. BP was ultimately held responsible by the U.S. justice system (well, as much as...Show More Summary

'Deepwater Horizon' Trailer Recreates The Disastrous BP Oil Spill

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The first trailer for "Deepwater Horizon," a film about the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has just been released. The over two-minute clip shows a scene with Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson in the kitchen with their daughter, who's explaining the methods of offshore drilling in simple terms. Show More Summary

Deepwater Horizon’ Photos: Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg Reunite

Less than a year after the disastrous BP Oil spill, a film based on the tragic event was already in the works. Back in 2014, director J.C. Chandor was attached to helm Deepwater Horizon. Unfortunately, the A Most Violent Year and Margin...Show More Summary

The First 'Deepwater Horizon' Poster Readies The Horrific BP Oil Spill For The Big Screen

last monthNews : Huffington Post

It's been nearly six years since the massive BP oil spill wrecked the Gulf of Mexico, so now it's Hollywood's turn to survey the tragedy. This fall, "Deepwater Horizon" -- a biopic named after the drilling rig that exploded and killed 11 crewmen in April 2010 -- will mark the latest movie from "Friday Night Lights" and "Hancock" director Peter Berg. Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Oil And Water Aren't Supposed To Mix...

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've previously mentioned an Xprize winner that came up with a better way to clean up an oil spill after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. We've also seen some patented but somewhat impractical oil-eating bacteria approaches to cleaning up oil spills. Show More Summary

Former BP rig supervisor found not guilty in oil spill case

(Reuters) - A former BP Plc supervisor was found not guilty by a New Orleans jury on Thursday of a single pollution charge stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster that killed 11 people.

Former BP engineer found not guilty in Gulf of Mexico oil spill case

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A former BP rig engineer was found not guilty Thursday on a charge of negligence that contributed to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Robert Kaluza was a rig supervisor aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig when it exploded, killing 11 workers and resulting in millions of gallons of oil spewing...

BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Changed Sea Life Near Shipwrecks

More than 2,000 shipwrecks at rest thousands of leagues beneath the Gulf of Mexico serve as an artificial reef for marine life and hold 500 years of maritime history deep within their hulls. But historic preservation laws couldn't protect them from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion 41 miles off Louisiana’s coast six years ago this spring. Show More Summary

Amazing new video shows deepwater shipwrecks corroded by BP oil spill

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 taught us a lot about deep water -- foremost about the engineering challenges in plugging a blown-out well a mile below the sea's surface. Everything's different down there. Chemistry is different at those pressures, where it's completely dark. Show More Summary

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over California Methane Leak

In what is being called the worst environmental disaster since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, methane gas has been uncontrollably jetting into the atmosphere in California at about 1200 tons every day since October 2015.

Hit by falling oil prices, BP to cut 3,000 jobs

British energy giant sees earnings plunge amid depressed crude prices, legal costs from Deepwater Horizon spill

It's Been More Than 100 Days Since The Worst Environmental Disaster Since The BP Oil Spill

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

This story originally appeared on TakePart. Sunday marks the 100th day of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, an environmental disaster many experts have compared to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

In case you haven't been able to keep up with the oyster markets

Measuring the Impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Consumer Behavior Land Economics February 1, 2016 vol. 92 no. 1 82-95 O. Ashton Morgan, John C. Whitehead, William L. Huth, Greg S. Martin, and Richard Sjolander Abstract We exploit the timing of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

Deepwater Horizon and Mexico

BP may not be done with paying up for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill yet, as a group of Mexican lawyers are suing the company for the damage it did to its waters. The oil reached Mexican shores on 30 April. Hundreds of communities which rely on fishing and tourism in the worst-affected states of […]

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