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BP Can Deduct 80% of Gulf Oil Cleanup Payments

U.S. PIRG, Real Value of Deepwater Horizon Disaster Payments Depend on BP’s Tax Deductions: As British Petroleum (BP) goes through the final phases of closing out its liabilities under the Clean Water Act, public understanding of the real value of the corporation’s payments to address the damage caused by the...

BP May Have to Pony Up $14B for Oil Spill

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...

BP on Gulf Oil Spill Trial

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:

Judge Rules BP’s Maximum Fine For Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Could Reach $13.7B

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]

Will Florida’s new artificial reef bring economic prosperity or ecological destruction?

Thanks to British Petroleum (BP) decimating the oceanic habitats in the Gulf of Mexico with the infamous Deepwater Horizon spill, their Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund is now being forced to fork over $1.3 million in grants to Naples, Marco Island,

Mark Wahlberg Calls 'Six Billion Dollar Man' a Superhero

Mark Wahlberg says 'Six Billion Dollar Man' is a great idea, but he wants to do 'Deepwater Horizon' first. [...]

The Great Invisible: The Feel-Bad Movie of the Year!

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

THE GREAT INVISIBLE Yep, everything's terrible. An unflinching, up-close look at the devastating repercussions of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, The Great Invisible travels from Alabama to Louisiana to Texas, tracking down oil-rigShow More Summary

BP Stuck With Spill Settlement After High Court Refuses to Hear Case

The Supreme Court let stand the class-action settlement from the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, rejecting BP PLC's request that justices review its claims that payouts improperly went to businesses that didn't suffer damage from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The Supreme Court has no time for BP’s BS

SCOTUS denied the oil giant's request to take another look at the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

The Supreme Court ends BP's campaign to kill its own gulf oil spill deal

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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. 

BP Stuck With Spill Settlement After High Court Refuses to Hear Case

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the class-action settlement of claims from the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, rejecting BP PLC's request that justices review its claims that millions of dollars in payouts improperly went to businesses that didn't suffer damage from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Contrary To BP PR, Most Oil Spill Claims Are Legit

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

Federal review suppressed safety concerns with BP Atlantis oil platform, lawmaker says

A Democratic lawmaker this month accused federal investigators of suppressing concerns about the structural safety of BP’s Atlantis offshore oil platform, a facility similar to the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded four years ago. Rep. Show More Summary

Long-term Study May Reveal Deepwater Horizon Impacts

The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will receive approximately $1.25 million over the next

Deepwater Horizon Judge Won't Amend Order; BP Still Grossly Negligent

You'll recall that back in September, Judge Carl Barbier laid out a comprehensive, 153-page order filled with 111 pages of facts that concluded BP was grossly negligent in the operation of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig, leading to the largest marine oil spill in history. BP petitioned Barbier to......

After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Here’s a simple narrative you’re probably familiar with:

Film Review: The Great Invisible (Dir. Margaret Brown)

The Great Invisible Dir. Margaret Brown [RADiUS/TWC; 2014] by Katie Rolnick Rating: When you think of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you may picture sludge-sopped birds, shuttered beaches dotted with tarballs, or idle fishing boats. Show More Summary

Surviving the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

On April 20, 2009, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling rig owned by Transocean Ltd resulted in the deaths of twenty oil workers and created a fireball that could be seen more than forty miles away. What followed was the worst oil spill in U.S. history. How have those living in affected areas been able to cope? read more

Resilience and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

On April 20, 2009, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling rig owned by Transocean Ltd resulted in the deaths of twenty oil workers and created a fireball that could be seen more than forty miles away. What followed was the worst oil spill in U.S. history. How have those living in affected areas been able to cope? read more

A Portrait of Life Drowning in Oil

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

‘The Great Invisible’ is something of a marvel—a balanced, unabridged document of life before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident.

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