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Study: Oil spill caused $585 million in losses for recreational fishermen – AL.com


Study: Oil spill caused $585 million in losses for recreational fishermen
AL.com
The dollar figure recreational fishermen lost as a result of canceled trips after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is around $585 million, according to a report by the Gainesville Sun. The article details the findings of a study conducted by

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 2:58 am

Mayflower oil spill homes cost more – KATV


Mayflower oil spill homes cost more
KATV
MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KATV) – The Mayflower homes that were evacuated after last year's oil spill and bought by ExxonMobil have been back on the market for several months, but the cost of the homes are now higher than before the spill. On Thursday, another …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 2:44 am

2014 already a nasty year for Wyoming oil spills – Casper Star-Tribune Online


The Olympian

2014 already a nasty year for Wyoming oil spills
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Much of the oil spilled lately has been in the Powder River Basin, epicenter of Wyoming's nascent oil boom. Oil production in the basin has doubled in the past five years as companies tap the Niobrara Shale and other deep formations with horizontal
2014 Oil Spills in WyomingKGWN

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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 11:58 pm

Agency Can Look at Rig Owner’s Role in Oil Spill – ABC News


Agency Can Look at Rig Owner's Role in Oil Spill
ABC News
Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling for BP PLC at its Macondo well, about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast when an explosion killed 11 workers and led to the nation's worst offshore oil spill. The company had challenged the …

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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 11:47 pm

Effects of BP oil spill continue in Gulf despite cleanup efforts – The Independent Florida Alligator


Effects of BP oil spill continue in Gulf despite cleanup efforts
The Independent Florida Alligator
A team led by Thomas S. Bianchi, professor of geology and the Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Endowed Chair of Geological Sciences, found that oil residue from the 2010 spill is still present in the region, although previous research found otherwise.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 2:29 pm

Simulation prepares environmental groups, emergency responders for oil spill – Petoskey News-Review


Detroit Free Press

Simulation prepares environmental groups, emergency responders for oil spill
Petoskey News-Review
LEFT: During an oil spill training exercise, conducted by Enbridge Energy Partners, the Environmental Protection Agency and others on Wednesday in Indian River, the Joint Information Center was bustling with activity as plans, objectives and other …
Enbridge's internal problems that contributed to 2010 oil spill have changed Michigan Radio
Enbridge oil spill drill shows inner workings of emergency responseMLive.com
Oil spill emergency plans tried outUpperMichigansSource.com
WWMT-TV
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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 2:15 pm

Mock oil spill tests response plan – Michigan Radio


Mock oil spill tests response plan
Michigan Radio
The groups involved in this week's drill are the same ones that will have to respond to oil spills throughout the Great Lakes. Their response times to the scenes of future events may vary, but officials at today's mock spill insist crews can begin the

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 12:49 am

State launches user-friendly oil spill project map – Pensacola News Journal


Financial Post

State launches user-friendly oil spill project map
Pensacola News Journal
Most of the projects on the map so far have been paid for with nearly $12 million in Natural Resource Damage Assessment early restoration money BP paid in advance of a full assessment of the oil spill damage for which it is liable. This pot of money is …
BP Hopes Missing Comma Triggers $750 Million Transocean Spill InsuranceInsurance Journal
BP argues missing comma in insurance contract entitles company to US$750 Financial Post

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:37 pm

Minn. DNR Requests Compensation From BP Gulf Oil Spill – CBS Local


Press TV

Minn. DNR Requests Compensation From BP Gulf Oil Spill
CBS Local
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In a clear, blue autumn sky, hundreds of American white pelicans soar in a circulating pattern above the Mississippi River flyway. The majestic birds with the eight-foot wingspan are slowly meandering their way along the annual
UF study: Gulf anglers lost $585M from oil spillHighlands Today
Louisiana fishermen still suffering from 2010 oil spillPress TV
Research team finds evidence of oil residue in Gulf two years after BP spillPhys.Org
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:11 am

Great Lakes racing to prepare for a new kind of oil spill – WBEZ


WBEZ

Great Lakes racing to prepare for a new kind of oil spill
WBEZ
But the oil spill game is changing.The explosion in tar sands production in western Canada means increasing amounts of crude oil is making its way to the American Midwest. Imports of crude oil to the Midwest reached a record high earlier this month, …

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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 1:12 pm

Oil Spill – Yahoo Search Results

Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Transocean owned …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 11:45 pm

Report: More needed to improve oil train safety

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:33 pm

BP Caught Trying 'College' Tricks In Massive Oil Spill Court Case

BP has been told off by a US judge for trying to squeeze six extra pages into a court filing by changing the line spacings, in a move that was branded "not be appropriate for a college term paper". The oil giant was rebuked in a case concerning the oil spill that happened in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, after its lawyers were invited to submit a response of up to 35 pages, with the lines double …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:31 am

Oil spill response test takes place in Conwy

An exercise to show the UK’s capability to cope with a deep water oil spill has taken place in Conwy.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:52 am

BP caught using 'college' tricks to cheat page count

Oil giant manipulated line spacings to fit six extra pages of text in court document

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:15 pm

Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle

Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects I denied climate change for longer than I care to admit. I knew it was happening, sure. But I stayed pretty hazy on the details and only skimmed most news stories. I told myself the science was too complicated …

Posted on 13 September 2014 | 1:10 pm

Gulf of Mexico oil spill could haunt BP for years to come

It could be years before BP finds itself financially and politically clear of the tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 6 September 2014 | 2:12 pm

'Reckless' BP faces $18bn fine for Deepwater oil spill

A US court rules that BP's gross negligence was largely responsible for the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving it liable for a huge fine

Posted on 5 September 2014 | 3:33 pm

Ruling could cost BP added $18B; stock slumps

A judge's ruling in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill case that could cost BP an additional $17.6 billion in fines sent the company's shares tumbling Thursday. BP was found by U.S. District Judge Carl …

Posted on 4 September 2014 | 8:19 pm

US justice system was always going to find BP guilty

Verdict that BP was "grossly negligent" in Gulf of Mexico oil spill comes as little surprise

Posted on 4 September 2014 | 6:13 pm