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Supreme Court rejects BP executive’s appeal over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors say David Rainey misled members of Congress over the amount of...

Great White Or Mako? Shark Video Sparks Controversy

A charter captain from the Gulf Of Mexico is second guessing his decision to release footage of a shark attacking his boat, as a debate has erupted over whether the predator was a great white or a mako, and other fishermen are heading to the gulf in hopes of catching the now-famous fish. Show More Summary

Offshore Drilling: 1 Area Showing Surprising Strength in 2015

Energy analysts from Wood Mackenzie expect offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to accelerate in 2015.

Oil Platform Ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico

Fire broke out on an unmanned oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico approximately five miles south of Port Fourchon, La., the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) reported.

Special Report: Mexico Looks The Other Way As Contractors Fleece Oil Giant Pemex

By Elinor Comlay, Mica Rosenberg and M.B. Pell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The state-owned petroleum giant Pemex paid $9 million in 2011 to have an oil rig towed halfway round the world, from the United Arab Emirates to the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

Semco Maritime Expands in Houston

Rig upgrade and repair specialist Semco Maritime opens new Houston office on January 23, offering services for rig customers in Canada, Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.

SEE IT: Great White Shark attacks boat off Fla. coast

Captain Scott Fitzgerald and his crew were stunned to find the predator attacking their vessel's trolling motor in the Gulf of Mexico.

NTSB Report: 2013 Allision and Sinking of the OSV ‘Celeste Ann’ in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its Marine Accident Brief into the causes of the June 2013 sinking of the offshore supply vessel Celeste Ann after it struck [...] The post NTSB Report: 2013 Allision and Sinking of the OSV ‘Celeste Ann’ in Gulf of Mexico appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Shark Attacks Fisherman’s Boat 3 Times In Waters Off Gulf Of Mexico [Video]

A shark attack was a near-miss for a fisherman in his boat while in the waters off the Gulf of Mexico. In a video that’s buzzing on Facebook, a Great White Shark is seen circling a fisherman’s boat and striking it three times. My Panhandle...Show More Summary

BP To Push For Lower Fine In Penalty Phase Of Gulf Spill Trial

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - BP Plc will try to whittle away at $13.7 billion in potential fines under the Clean Water Act as the penalty phase starts on Tuesday in its trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Several billion dollars in potential fines were avoided on Thursday when U.S. Show More Summary

BP fine for Gulf of Mexico oil spill will not exceed $13.7 billion

A federal judge determined this week that BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This penalty is several billion dollars less than environmental activists were hoping for, since the judge decided that the oil spill

A First-timer’s Guide to the 30A Songwriter’s Festival

We’re at the beach this weekend for the 6th annual 30A Songwriter’s festival. The 3-day festival takes place in a bunch of venues up and down scenic Highway 30-A, a 28.5 mile stretch that hugs the Gulf of Mexico coastline in Northwest Florida’s Walton County. Tickets for this year’s festival are still available via Freshtix. […]

The State of the Environment

We just finished, in 2014, the hottest year on record, further affirmation, as if any were needed, of the mounting dangers of climate change. From the boreal forest of Canada, to the Appalachian Mountains, to the Gulf of Mexico, special...Show More Summary

BP fine for Gulf of Mexico spill is lowered

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From The Guardian:BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7bn under the Clean Water Act for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, several billion less than feared. Federal magistrate Carl Barbier ruled on Thursday that the size of the spill...Show More Summary

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]

Judge Accepts BP Version Of How Much Oil Was Spilled In Gulf, Caps Fines

Are you kidding me? So this judge has decided to accept the corporate version of events, and cap this fine. Unbelievable: BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7bn under the Clean Water Act for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, several...Show More Summary

Court Ruling Decreases BP’s Maximum Oil Spill Fines By Billions Of Dollars

"There is no way to know with precision how much oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico." The post Court Ruling Decreases BP’s Maximum Oil Spill Fines By Billions Of Dollars appeared first on ThinkProgress.

BP off the hook for several billion dollars in Gulf of Mexico oil spill fines

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A US judge said energy giant BP faces a maximum fine of $13.7 billion for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a sum reduced by several billion dollars. A fine of up to $18 billion had originally been set as a possible penalty, based on government estimates that 4.19 million barrels of oil were...

US Judge: BP Spill Smaller Than Feared

BP Plc will face Clean Water Act fines for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill of up to $13.7 billion, less than a maximum of $17.6 billion it could have been fined, after

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