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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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Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones have become infamous for their use as weapons, but a far more altruistic purpose awaits these unmanned robots. Scientists from the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment are set to deploy 200

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BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

The BP Deepwater Horizon trial has been pottering on in the New Orleans Federal Court since February, and as it enters its second phase today, BP will attempt to argue down government estimates as to how

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BP’s Deepwater Horizon Compensation Fund Drying Up Fast, Company Goes on the Defensive

BP’s Deepwater Horizon Compensation Fund Drying Up Fast, Company Goes on the Defensive

According to The Guardian, BP has just revealed that there is only $300 million left in its Deepwater Horizon compensation fund. The $20 billion fund was originally created to pay reparations to ailing

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Halliburton Admits to Destroying Evidence After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Halliburton Admits to Destroying Evidence After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

As if the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill weren’t a big enough mess, Halliburton has now pleaded guilty to charges of destroying evidence related to the disaster. They have agreed to pay a $200,000

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47 Evacuated After Natural Gas Drilling Rig Blows Out in Gulf of Mexico

47 Evacuated After Natural Gas Drilling Rig Blows Out in Gulf of Mexico

Just yesterday a drilling rig off the Lousiana coast suffered a blowout and caught fire, leading to the evacuation of 47 workers. Unlike the 2010 Deepwater Horizon fiasco, this rig was not drilling for

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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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Local and State Governments Sue BP for $34 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses

Local and State Governments Sue BP for $34 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses

Last we heard from BP, the oil giant had agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon blowout that spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for several months in 2010. But that

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US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

Photo via Shutterstock Oil exploration, production and transportation in the United States may suffer from endemic failures in technology, regulation and common sense, but that doesn't appear to be

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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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Oil Could Still Be Leaking from The BP Deepwater Horizon Site

Oil Could Still Be Leaking from The BP Deepwater Horizon Site

On the heels of a massive criminal indictment for BP, it looks like the trouble for the oil giant is far from over. The company is set to head out on the fifth day of a mission under the supervision the

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US Bans BP From New Government Contracts After Gulf Coast Oil Spill

US Bans BP From New Government Contracts After Gulf Coast Oil Spill

In the wake of the most recent $4.5 billion settlement and criminal charges, BP has now been suspended from all new government contracts within the United States. Citing a “lack of business

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BP to Pay $4.5 Billion in Damages for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

BP to Pay $4.5 Billion in Damages for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Two years after the horrific Deepwater Horizon explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the verdict is in for oil giant BP. The company has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties and it

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Study Shows Bacteria Gobbled 200,000 Tons Of BP Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Study Shows Bacteria Gobbled 200,000 Tons Of BP Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Have you seen those BP commercials that talk about how the Gulf Coast is “open for business”? These ads are little more than BP-sponsored propaganda to assuage people’s fears about

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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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Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Two years ago today, the catastrophic blowout at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform began to spill what would ultimately amount to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and now fisherman are

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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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BP Oil Spill Responsible for Coral Damage in Gulf of Mexico

BP Oil Spill Responsible for Coral Damage in Gulf of Mexico

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill are now confirmed to be responsible for deep sea coral deaths in the Gulf of New Mexico. Scientists say that almost two years after the BP Macondo well oil

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NOAA Says Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Exposed to Oil are “Incredibly Ill”

NOAA Says Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Exposed to Oil are “Incredibly Ill”

More than 675 dolphins have been stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since February 2010, and a recent study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggests that oil is to

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Scientists Pay Equivalent of $76.3 Million per Barrel for Macondo Oil Well Samples

Scientists Pay Equivalent of $76.3 Million per Barrel for Macondo Oil Well Samples

Scientists studying the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster are perhaps paying the heftiest price around for oil — Nola.com reports that they are forking over the equivalent of $76.3

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BP Settlement Provides $7.8 Billion in Compensation for Gulf Coast Residents

BP Settlement Provides $7.8 Billion in Compensation for Gulf Coast Residents

BP has agreed to pay an estimated $7.8 billion to settle lawsuits brought against the company by businesses and individuals in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The disaster, which caused

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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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Report Shows 18.5-Mile-Wide Cloud of Air Pollution Rose From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Report Shows 18.5-Mile-Wide Cloud of Air Pollution Rose From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

According to a study released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the massive plume from the Deepwater

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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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DOE Invests in High Tech Solutions to Make Deepwater Drilling Safer for the Environment

DOE Invests in High Tech Solutions to Make Deepwater Drilling Safer for the Environment

Inhabitat doesn't in any way condone deep water drilling for oil and natural gas, but we understand that until renewable solutions even out with emissions-heavy energy resources, it will exist. With the

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BREAKING: New Oil Slick Near Deepwater Horizon Well Stretches for 10 Miles

BREAKING: New Oil Slick Near Deepwater Horizon Well Stretches for 10 Miles

We recently reported on a new oil leak at the site of last year's devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and now a massive slick of oil has been spotted that stretches for nearly 10 miles. Last year,

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New Study Explains Chemical Makeup of the Gulf Oil Spill Plume

New Study Explains Chemical Makeup of the Gulf Oil Spill Plume

It's been more than a year since an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon caused the worst offshore oil spill in the history of the United States, sending some 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of

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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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