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
Geoff Morrell, the senior vice president of communications at BP, wants the whole country to know that the company’s negligence that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser has not destroyed the Gulf of Mexico. And all of those fears...Show More Summary
Summit Entertainment has staked out a date for Deepwater Horizon, the true story account of the devastating 2010 BP oil spill that Mark Wahlberg is starring in and JC Chandor is directing. The film from Participant Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura's di Bonaventura Pictures will hit theaters in wide release on September 30, 2016. Show More Summary
Federal Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans already has ruled that BP is guilty of "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. His Sept. 4 finding exposed the British oil firm to as much as $18 billion in penalties.
When BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in 2010, Fox News pundits rushed to the corporation's defense with excuses ranging from pitiful to conspiratorial. But now the ruling is out, exposing the falsities of Fox's defense: BP was to blame for the worst oil spill in U.S. Show More Summary
A controlled burn near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. (Photo: Deepwater Horizon Response / Flickr Creative Commons) Last week, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is atShow More Summary
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that BP Plc. was grossly negligent in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. This could increase the London-based oil and gas giant’s total liabilities by as much as $14.5 billion. The company...Show More Summary
A federal judge in New Orleans minced no words in handing down a ruling this week that found BP 's “willful misconduct” and “gross negligence” caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The ruling is the result of a jury-less...Show More Summary
BP was yesterday found guilty of being "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 workers and caused the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill that was the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S.
BP faces up to $18bn civil fines after judge blames company for worst offshore oil spill in US history One-Minute Read Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:03am A US judge has ruled that BP was "grossly negligent" in the lead-up to the Deepwater...Show More Summary
Judge rules firm acted with "gross negligence" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, raising level of fines it must pay.