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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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