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EPA Unbans BP in Time for New Gulf Oil and Gas Contracts

EPA Unbans BP in Time for New Gulf Oil and Gas Contracts

The US Environmental Protection Agency just announced that it has ended its government contract ban against British Petroleum (BP) after the company agreed to new safety standards. Following the tragic

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8 Years After Katrina Strikes, the Gulf Coast Shores up for Future Storms

8 Years After Katrina Strikes, the Gulf Coast Shores up for Future Storms

Thursday August 29, 2013 marks the eighth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina's ripped into Louisiana, devastating the Gulf Coast and killing over 1,800 people. Nearly a decade later, as residents

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Federal Government Claims BP Chose Money Over Safety in First Day of BP Oil Spill Trial

Federal Government Claims BP Chose Money Over Safety in First Day of BP Oil Spill Trial

This morning the Federal Government kicked off the first day of the BP oil spill trial by stating that the disaster, which caused millions of gallons of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, was

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BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized

BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized

A federal judge has approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty for manslaughter and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The oil giant could

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Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

The US Department of Justice announced today that Swiss company Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion for the oil spill

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Government Files First Criminal Charges Linked To BP Oil Spill

Government Files First Criminal Charges Linked To BP Oil Spill

Just over two years ago, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig operated by BP killed 11 crew members and sparked the worst oil spill in US history. The accident released almost 5 million barrels

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BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater Horizon Spill

BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater Horizon Spill

In 2008, two years before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP offshore oil rig suffered a blowout in the Caspian Sea. According to a new report on EcoWatch.org which was

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Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago -- which was the worst oil spill in the country's history -- President Barack Obama placed a moratorium on all new offshore

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BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed One Week

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed One Week

The trial that will decide BP's culpability in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was set to begin in the US District Court in New Orleans today, but has been postponed to allow the oil company to continue

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New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

On Friday, as part of a federal investigation, BP released a series of internal e-mails sent directly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started to leak oil into the Gulf of Mexico that seem

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Prosecutors Prepare First Criminal Charges Against BP for Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Prosecutors Prepare First Criminal Charges Against BP for Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The media is buzzing this morning with news that federal prosecutors are preparing the first criminal charges against BP in connection with the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The disaster,

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BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

It is coming to fists again over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, however, it isn't the people of the gulf against big oil, it is the oil companies against each other. BP

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New Oil Sheen in Gulf Waters Linked to Deepwater Horizon Well

New Oil Sheen in Gulf Waters Linked to Deepwater Horizon Well

Just a few days ago we reported that a mysterious oil sheen that has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the BP Deepwater Horizon Well that burst last year. It turns out that our suspicions have

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Potential Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico Has All Eyes on BP

Potential Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico Has All Eyes on BP

A mysterious sheen on the Gulf of Mexico is making waves, with all eyes focusing in on BP as the culprit. Floating near the Green Canyon Block of the Gulf of Mexico, the potential spill is suspiciously

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BP Pipeline Ruptures, Spews Oil Onto Alaskan Tundra

BP Pipeline Ruptures, Spews Oil Onto Alaskan Tundra

Sigh. Yet another oil spill has ravaged America's great outdoors. As recovery crews work tirelessly along the Yellowstone River to clean up the mess caused by ExxonMobil's damaged pipeline, a BP pipeline

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SNOW GLOBAL: Hand Made Snow Globes Depict Species Affected By the BP Oil Spill

SNOW GLOBAL: Hand Made Snow Globes Depict Species Affected By the BP Oil Spill

Snow Global is a series of snow globes created in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Made by Neil Conley, each globe contains a hand-carved brass miniature of a species directly affected by

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BP Execs Awarded Hefty Bonuses Despite Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

BP Execs Awarded Hefty Bonuses Despite Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

BP awards two senior executives bonuses for 2010 despite the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Clams Could Clean Up Oil Spills Without Chemicals

Clams Could Clean Up Oil Spills Without Chemicals

A faculty-student research team at at Southeastern Louisiana University recently launched a study that will explore how the Rangia clam can be used to filter oil from polluted water. Previous research has

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Stephen Baldwin Sues Kevin Costner Over BP Gulf Oil Separating Technology

Stephen Baldwin Sues Kevin Costner Over BP Gulf Oil Separating Technology

Cast your mind back to May. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill was at its peak and when it looked like all was lost, one man stepped forward with a ground-breaking solution - Kevin Costner. Costner, famous for

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Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

We recently learned that BP, who we all know for causing the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, has also been overlooking safety on their pipeline operation in Alaska and on their other massive gulf rig the

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BP’s Alaska Pipeline Gets an “F” Grade for Maintenance

BP’s Alaska Pipeline Gets an “F” Grade for Maintenance

Even though our country is still up to its ears in oil in some places in the Gulf, BP continues to disappoint with shocking reports on shoddy oil infrastructure. First it was the other Gulf of Mexico BP

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Study Shows BP Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented by Regulation

Study Shows BP Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented by Regulation

A new report by Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform on the principle cause of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill concludes that the spill was entirely preventable and points blame at regulatory

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BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

There may — or may not — be some scientific disagreement about how much spilled oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, but there's no mystery about how much oily waste is collecting in local

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Banksy’s Coin-Operated, Politically Charged Dolphin Ride Mocks BP

Banksy’s Coin-Operated, Politically Charged Dolphin Ride Mocks BP

If you think this dolphin looks furious -- it is -- and with good reason! This colorful kiddie ride comes courtesy of gleeful art prankster Banksy, an artist well known for his graffiti and politically

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Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Microbes “eating” oil. Source: Reuters/Yahoo!Green Recently, we reported on evidence of a precarious Manhattan-sized oil plume resulting from the BP spill, but new findings show that the plume

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Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) just released a paper proving the existence of a deep sea oil plume resulting from the Gulf oil spill which is spreading and unlikely to

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Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf

Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf

Contrary to what the media is telling you, a report from the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia released yesterday says that a whopping 79% of the oil from the Gulf oil spill still remains in

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BP Will Attempt to Permanently Plug Leaking Oil Well Today

BP Will Attempt to Permanently Plug Leaking Oil Well Today

Fortunately, for the last two weeks a temporary plug has been preventing oil from BP's damaged Deepwater Horizon well from seeping into the Gulf of Mexico. But BP says they are ready to permanently

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Oil-Trapping “Smart Sponges” Could Clean up the Gulf Spill

Oil-Trapping “Smart Sponges” Could Clean up the Gulf Spill

Although the Gulf oil spill has been plugged, BP's CEO has been ousted, and the news coverage of the leaky well has decreased, let's not forget that the aftermath of the spill is still ravaging the gulf.

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BP Announces That No More Oil is Flowing into the Gulf

BP Announces That No More Oil is Flowing into the Gulf

87 days after the news of the Gulf oil spill hit our computer screens, BP has finally announced -- and backed up with their video feed -- that no more oil is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. The statement

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