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Deepwater Horizon Film Puts Spotlight on Disaster

October 3, 2016, 5:11 pm

The motion picture depicting the 2010 Gulf oil spill hits theaters nationwide this weekend.  So what, if anything, has changed since the Deepwater Horizon blast killed 11 oil rig workers?

Attorney Brent Coon represented one of the workers who escaped the rig; he hopes the film brings more attention to what really happened and how little regulation there is in the drilling industry still today.

Wall Street Journal: BP Results Still Hurt by Gulf of Mexico Spill

April 27, 2016, 8:57 am

Six years after a deadly blowout sent a slick of oil floating along the Gulf Coast for months, BP PLC disclosed almost $1 billion in fresh charges that bring its total bill from the disaster to more than $56 billion and counting.

BCA Releases Video on 6 Year Anniversary of BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2016, 8:33 am

With the enormous number of BP Oil Spill victims still waiting for resolution of their claims, BCA is providing this status update as a “reality check” of where are we now. Brent Coon’s comments and the link to the 2 minute video are below.‎

Judge: BP Not to Pay Oil Industry Losses From Moratorium

March 12, 2016, 9:19 am

A federal judge ruled that BP does not have to pay for economic losses other businesses suffered when the federal government shut down deep-water drilling in the wake of BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP dodges BILLIONS of dollars in additional oil spill liabilities

March 11, 2016, 1:10 pm

Attached is a very important new ruling and Order from the BP oil spill Federal MDL Court regarding the viability of claims brought by hundreds, and perhaps thousands,  of businesses and individuals in the oil servicing industry claiming that the impact of the Government shutdown on drilling for a number of months after the Deepwater Horizon well operated by BP erupted, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

BP Wins The Powerball

January 14, 2016, 9:30 am

Not since the Great Bambino, Babe Ruth, called his shot back in the Game 3 of the 1932 World Series by majestically pointing to the wall before his historic home-run has such a bold prediction come true... Brent Coon claimed that each of the Powerball tickets he purchased for BP would win and his prediction rang true. Boom!

Lawyer says plaintiffs who opted out of the BP settlement deserve justice; Brent Coon files request for cases to be moved to state court

August 9, 2015, 12:56 pm

More than five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, attorney Brent Coon and over 3,000 of his clients have not received a hearing on their legal claims against BP PLC.

With options dwindling, BP seized a chance to settle oil spill case

July 10, 2015, 11:28 pm

In early May, with its legal options dwindling and investors impatient, BP Plc saw a chance to negotiate what became a $18.7 billion settlement that ended five years of litigation over the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.


July 2, 2015, 9:03 am

While numerous governmental claims brought by the Department of Justice and various State Attorney Generals for damages associated to the oil spill are now settled, it is important to keep these settlements in perspective and continue to ask questions.


May 14, 2015, 6:14 pm

OSHA released a long battery of findings hammering the DuPont Chemical Plant in LaPorte Texas today, concluding a six month investigation into a chemical release of toxic methyl mercaptan that killed four workers last November.

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Oil Spill A/V (Audio/Video)

Brent Coon Radio Interview with INYR: Brent Coon on BP, how it has dealt with disasters in the past and on the latest developments with BP claims settlements.

BP Pays PR Trolls To Threaten Online Critics: Abby Martin speaks with investigative journalist Dahr Jamail, who has uncovered BP's online scheme to silence critics of their Gulf of Mexico

The Fighter and The Prince by the Old Guys - A song in honor and recognition of those workers who have been blacklisted or lost their lives working for BP.

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Explosion on Refinery Mexico - Explosion Angle #2

Grand Isle Mayor, David Camardelle, explains life on the small tourist destination since the 2010 BP Oil Spill

Airplanes "Parody" BP Oil Spill

Aliens From the Deep Check out the Oil Spill

Mr. BP Man

Video of the Month

Brent Coon Oil Spill Websites
BCA Oil Spill Refer Co Workers

Evidence Release

AUDIO - Oral Argument - Brent Coon In Re: Deepwater Horizon - Nov 4th

BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill Trial Materials
Click Here to View the Materials (Updated Daily)

A Study of the Economic Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Part One - Fisheries
Prepared by IEM

A Study of the Economic Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Part Two - Moratoria
Prepared by IEM

Plantiff's Memorandum in Response to the Court's Order of Sept 1st regarding the effect of the B1 Order on Other Claims (9/12/11)

GCCF Reports "Successes?"

While GCCF Reports "Successes" - State and Local governments strongly disagree, file major law suit.

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BP Not in Compliance

In 2009, OSHA and the Department of Labor found that BP was not in compliance with the original 2005 plea agreement put in effect after the Texas City Explosion. This document details OSHA's findings.

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BP's Refusal to Share Internal Documents

This letter from Transocean attorneys to BP documents BP’s refusal to share internal documents and data to assist all parties in the investigative process.

Click here to read the document

Lessons Not Learned

At press conferences in the U.S. and overseas, BP spokespersons repeatedly say how “much they’ll learn.” This catchphrase also permeated their media messages five years ago in Texas City. The only problem is….they didn’t learn. And as they say it all again, history is destined to repeat itself until they actually do it.

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Lessons Learned - Broadribb - CCPS Conference
TCR Explosion- The Lessons Learned (Mogford speech in Orlando)
Fact_Sheet- BP_2009 Monitoring Inspection

The Cost of Human Life

When BP and Amoco merged, there were differences in each companies Risk Management Guidelines.  Of particular note, BP was not only willing, but “embraced the policy” of assigning a monetary value on the worth of human life for cost benefit analysis purposes. 

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Read the Document

The "Aircraft Carrier"

BP’s own personnel saying on March 23rd 2005 in a Texas refinery survey that if BP Texas City were an aircraft carrier, they’d be “at the bottom of the ocean” – hours later the refinery exploded and ironically, five years later, they ARE at the bottom of the ocean

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Read the Document

The "Schiavo" Document

An example of BP’s PR machine going into action less than three hours after the BP Texas City plant erupted in fire, saying that they thought the entire incident would be able to just "go away; due to the holiday weekend" and noting that Terry Schiavo was a big enough media issue to mask the tragedy.

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The "Schiavo" Document

Research and Stats

Distribution and concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons associated with the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico


Restoring the Gulf Coast’s
Ecosystem and Economy
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
May 2013


Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment
for the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan:
Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy

Florida Attorney General's Memo to BP

Economic Statistics of the BP Oil Spill
A Fact Sheet Provided by dpc.senate.gov

2010 Gulf Shrimp Landings Report
National Marine Fisheries Service

2010-2011 Texas Commercial Fishing Guide
Provided By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Visit Florida Tourism Stats
Provided by VisitFlorida.com

Potential Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill on Tourism
Provided by Oxford Economics


Environmental News

A drop in the ocean: Recovery projects worth $134 million proposed for BP oil spill

April 22, 2015, 9:50 am

Officials overseeing the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico have proposed 10 new recovery projects, worth $134 million. The funds are part of a $1 billion fund set aside by BP to deal with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in US history.

Government slams BP over Gulf cleanup assessment

March 18, 2015, 9:27 am

BP says the Gulf of Mexico is returning to normal, with the data not indicating any long-term damage to fish and bird populations and the area affected by the oil shrinking rapidly.

A Southern Town Struggles to Survive Four Years After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

February 19, 2015, 1:55 pm

More than four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, stories of hard luck and poor health are not hard to find in Bayou La Batre, a small Alabama fishing village known as the state’s seafood capital.

Scientists Find Missing Oil From the Deepwater Horizon Disaster—Will It End Up on Your Plate?

February 19, 2015, 1:50 pm

The “missing” oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been found: It’s on the ocean floor dozens of miles off the Louisiana coast, according to a new study.

Scientists Find Where 84 Million Gallons of Oil From the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Went

February 19, 2015, 1:34 pm

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in April 2010, more than 200 million gallons of oil gushed from BP’s Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico. Much of the petroleum from the United States’ largest oil spill ended up near the surface of the ocean or washed ashore. But the final destination of 84 million gallons has remained a mystery.

Restaurant owner upset after BP appeals settlement

February 12, 2015, 1:31 pm

The frustrating battle continues for many South Mississippians waiting to be paid by BP. Wednesday, one local business owner who has been expecting a settlement check instead received a letter from BP stating the company is appealing the settlement they already agreed to.

Oil from BP Spill Still Present on Alabama Coast: Researchers

December 4, 2014, 2:31 pm

A new study says oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama’s beaches four years later.

Gulf Oil Spill "Not Over": Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record Numbers

April 11, 2014, 9:13 am

Originally posted by Christine Dell'Amore - National Geographic - April 8, 2014

Four years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, several species of wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover, according to a new report released today.

In particular, bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles are dying in record numbers, and the evidence is stronger than ever that their demise is connected to the spill, according to Doug Inkley, senior scientist for the National Wildlife Federation, which issued the report. (See "Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later.")

25 Years After Exxon Valdez, BP Was the Hidden Culprit

March 26, 2014, 11:42 am

Originally posted by Greg Palast - truthdig.com - March 23, 2014

Two decades ago I was the investigator for the legal team that sold you the bullshit that a drunken captain was the principal cause of the Exxon Valdez disaster, the oil tanker crackup that poisoned over a thousand miles of Alaska’s coastline 25 years ago on March 24, 1989.

The truth is far uglier, and the real culprit—British Petroleum, now BP—got away without a scratch to its reputation or to its pocketbook.

Study finds Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused heart defects in young tuna, amberjack

March 25, 2014, 8:39 am

Originally posted by Craig Pittman - Tampa Bay Times - March 24, 2014

Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster causes severe defects in the developing hearts of amberjack, bluefin and yellowfin tunas, federal scientists announced Monday.

Those heart defects likely mean an early death for those fish exposed to the oil, although what the further implications might be for the future of the species are unknown at this point. Bluefin tuna in particular are already a species in jeopardy, in part due to the demand from sushi restaurants.

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