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The BP oil spill comes to movie theaters

Working-class heroes and a five-year gestation period are among the axioms for making a fact-based movie in Hollywood. Both appear to be playing out for “Deepwater Horizon,” a long-developing, newly resurgent project based on the 2010 BP oil-rig disaster.

Newswire: Mark Wahlberg to see if he could have stopped the BP oil spill

Fresh off his role as a robot scientist in Transformers, Mark Wahlberg is in talks to glare at more big machinery in Deepwater Horizon, the dramatic retelling of the 2010 BP oil spill that—like so many other disasters in recent history—Mark Wahlberg probably could have stopped. Show More Summary

Former BP CEO John Browne Makes the Business Case for LGBT Equality

A few years before Tony Hayward resigned as head of BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the previous BP CEO, John Browne, was forced to bow out from the company over a much different scandal: He was outed as gay by a British tabloid. Show More Summary

BP Spill + 4

Four years ago, the BP Deepwater Horizon was still gushing oil.  The well was finally capped in mid- July.  There’s been a lot of legal action since then, but it’s hard to keep track of all the piecemeal developments.  Here’s quick rundown. The Presidential Commission investigating the spill identified the “root causes” as management failures by industry and […]

Supreme Court Orders BP to Pay Up

BP is appealing, but must pay claims to businesses while the fight it in court over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Steve Herman and Jim Roy, lead attorneys for businesses and individuals who have filed claims against BP, said in a one-sentence statement that the order “will allow businesses to continue to receive the […]

Former BP engineer's conviction thrown out in Deepwater Horizon case

A federal judge has tossed out a former British Petroleum engineer's conviction for obstructing a probe into the 2010 spill that leaked billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, court records show.

When Will BP Admit It Screwed Up?

BP isn't giving up the legal fight over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even though it keeps losing...

Flawed drilling gear still being use after BP oil spill, board says

Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the federal Chemical Safety and Hazard...

New report on BP oil spill points to faulty blowout preventer procedures

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The steel drill pipe on BP’s Macondo exploration well in the Gulf of Mexico buckled under extreme pressure and kept the blowout preventer from sealing the well during the April 2010 disaster that sank the Deepwater Horizon rig, according to a new report released Thursday. Read full article >>

Portraits from the Gulf: Bonny Schumaker

Bonny Schumaker flies over the Gulf of Mexico everyday to look for oil stemming from the BP spill. (Photo: Oceana / Joshua Prindiville) April 20 marked the four-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

BP Reaches Out to Supreme Court in Oil Spill Appeal

British Petroleum made a bad bargain, a settlement that contained a formula that made it possible for parties not affected by the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster to gain windfall payouts. Though that formula was tweaked last year, and again this year, BP still wants to freeze the payouts.......

VIDEO: Is the BP Oil Spill Cleanup Still Making People Sick?

After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, when an oil rig explosion sent five million barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the company behind the spill, BP, went swiftly into damage-control mode. One of its first steps was...Show More Summary

How BP Hilariously Locked Itself Into Billions in Oil Spill Payments

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Last night, 60 Minutes aired a report on how BP is trying to get out of a contract that has forced the oil giant to pay billions in reparations stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even to people who weren't directly affected by the disaster. The funny thing is that BP has no one to blame but itself. Read more...

BP Deepwater Horizon Spill Damages Heart Development in Fish

(Photo: Oceana / Tim Calver) A disturbing finding on the effects of oil spill was announced on Monday, as the 4-year commemoration of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill approaches. A recent study found that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons...Show More Summary

We Are All Connected by Water: Our Elected Officials Must Be Held Accountable For Protecting This Natural Resource

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 marked the four-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill ("BP Spill"). The BP spill should have been a wake-up call for elected officials and organizations tasked with responding to this type of disaster, but it seems like those in charge of protecting our waters have learned nothing. Show More Summary

We Are All Connected by Water: Our Elected Officials Must Be Held Accountable For Protecting This Natural Resource

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 marked the four-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill ("BP Spill"). The BP spill should have been a wake-up call for elected officials and organizations tasked with responding to this type of disaster, but it seems like those in charge of protecting our waters have learned nothing. Show More Summary

We Are All Connected by Water: Our Elected Officials Must Be Held Accountable For Protecting This Natural Resource

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 marked the four-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill ("BP Spill"). The BP spill should have been a wake-up call for elected officials and organizations tasked with responding to this type of disaster, but it seems like those in charge of protecting our waters have learned nothing. Show More Summary

CEO Note: Four Years After the BP Gulf Disaster

(Photo: Oceana) Yesterday marked the four-year anniversary of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although several years have passed, the people, wildlife, and ecosystems of the Gulf are still struggling to recover from this disaster.

Four years after oil spill, BP refusing funds for research

A ship floats amongst a sea of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oilspill disaster. Photo by Flickr user kris krüg Four years since the largest offshore oil spill in American history, British PetroleumShow More Summary

Ousted Drilling Chief Warns U.S. at Risk of Another Oil Spill

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

Four years after the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, the EPA has lifted a ban that excluded the company from new federal contracts. Elizabeth Birnbaum, who was director of the Minerals Management Service at the time and was forced out soon afterwards, tells “Democracy Now!” another catastrophe is a real possibility.

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