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The Next Great Battle

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.

Five years after Deepwater Horizon, wildlife still struggling dolphins dying in high numbers; sea turtles failing to nest

As the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new report looks at how twenty species of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the disaster.

BP Acknowledges Existence of 25,000-Pound “Tar Mat” on Louisiana Coast

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

The Most Challenging Oil And Gas Projects In The World

The fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is approaching, but in the intervening years since the well blowout deep offshore, oil and gas drillers have pushed even deeper and even farther afield. Oil exploration companies...Show More Summary

Here's How A Group Of Activists Is Helping Others Keep Tabs On The Environment

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

BP Employees Can't Be Charged for Deepwater Horizon Deaths: 5th Cir.

Two high-ranking BP employees working on the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling platform when it exploded on April 20, 2010, can't be charged with 23 counts of "seaman's manslaughter," the Fifth Circuit ruled last week. The issue here is statutory interpretation, and much like the Supreme Court's recent decision that a fish......

Newswire: Gina Rodriguez in talks to join Mark Wahlberg’s BP oil spill movie

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

Jennifer Hamilton | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Community Builders

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

'Deepwater Horizon' Adds 'Jane the Virgin' Star

'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez joins Mark Wahlberg in Lionsgate's 'Deepwater Horizon' as the female lead. [...]

Gina Rodriguez Is Turning Into A Movie Star, Joins Deepwater Horizon

It looks like the success of Jane The Virgin will soon turn its lead actress Gina Rodriguez into a bona-fide movie star. That's because the 30-year-old starlet has signed up to star in Deepwater Horizon opposite Mark Wahlberg, a manShow More Summary

Gina Rodriguez Joins Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon

The Golden Globe-winner will play the female lead in the true story of the doomed BP oil rig The post Gina Rodriguez Joins Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon appeared first on

BP’s absurd propaganda campaign: How it keeps trying to whitewash the Deepwater Horizon

Five years after the catastrophic spill, the company is still trying to downplay the damage

Court: BP Employees Can't Be Charged Under Seaman's Manslaughter Law

  A federal court ruled on Wednesday that BP well site leaders on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig cannot be charged with seaman's manslaughter in the deaths

TEDx organizers tackle the Gulf oil spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may already be the worst environmental disaster the United States has ever faced — and with the severed riser pipe at the ocean floor still gushing tens of thousands of barrels of oil a day, it’s undoubtedly one whose effects will carry forward for many [ … ]

"Examining the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Making of a Consumer Boycott"

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...

Transocean’s Top-Earning Rigs Are Vulnerable as Moody’s Cuts Rating to Junk

Considering the 4.5 years of legal battles Transocean (NYSE:RIG) has faced since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, the involvement of activist investor Carl Icahn, and the now utterly abysmal offshore drilling [...] The post Transocean’s Top-Earning Rigs Are Vulnerable as Moody’s Cuts Rating to Junk appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

How Does BP Plan To Ride Through The Oil Crash?

The recent crash in oil prices has made BP’s road to recovery from a massive setback it faced as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident even more challenging. Just when the company’s underlying business seemed to be on the cusp of a turnaround with new upstream projects adding to both production and profitability, […]

Reality Check on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impacts

The long-term results of the oil spill are in -- and they will not please lawyers, bureaucrats, or green activists.

"What Have We Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster?"

Dan Petrolia: This paper outlines what we have learned about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil disaster from the economics discipline as well as what effect the DWH disaster has had on the economics discipline. It appears that what we know about the economic impact of the DWH...

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