BP oil spill

Gulf Oil Spill
10:25 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Scientists: Fish are Sick Where BP's Oil Spill Hit

BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) — Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters — especially in places where the oil spill hit the hardest.

Gulf Oil Spill-Settlement
10:03 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Judge Extends Deadline for BP Oil Spill Settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has extended a deadline for BP and a team of plaintiffs' attorneys to file details of a proposed settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars in economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company and lawyers representing more than 100,000 individuals and businesses were expected Monday to ask U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans to give preliminary approval to the settlement agreement.

Early Monday evening, Barbier extended the deadline to Wednesday morning.

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Reviewing Effects of BP Oil Spill
12:32 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Nicholls to Hold Oil Spill Conference

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Nicholls State University will hold a conference Wednesday reviewing the effects of the BP oil spill two years ago.

Keynote speaker is Donald Boesch, appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

Boesch is a professor of marine science at the University of Maryland.

Other speakers include Robert Dickey of the Food and Drug Administration, state health officer Jimmy Guidry and LSU environmental sciences professor Ed Overton.

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The Listening Room
10:47 am
Mon April 16, 2012

The Hunt for Oil: Risks and Rewards

From the series: Burn: An Energy Journal. Host Alex Chadwick tackles one of the most important energy questions facing America: Are we running out of oil? This hour long broadcast is pegged to the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Oil Sheen in Gulf Breaking Apart

The Shell oil company says an oil sheen it reported in the Gulf of Mexico is breaking up. Federal officials will continue searching for the source.

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Gulf oil slick
11:36 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Shell report of Gulf oil slick

HOUSTON (AP) — Shell Oil reports that it has mobilized an
oil spill response vessel after a light, 10-square-mile oil slick
was spotted between two of its major production sites in the
Gulf of Mexico. The light sheen was spotted about 130 miles
southeast of New Orleans.

Gulf Oil Spill Documents
11:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Gulf Oil Spill-Flow Rates

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to
turn over at least 100 scientific documents in response to BP
PLC's claims that the federal government may have
overestimated the amount of oil that spewed into the Gulf of
Mexico from the company's Macondo well.
In a court filing Wednesday, Justice Department attorneys also
vow to work with BP to resolve their dispute over the
company's assertion that the government improperly withheld
thousands of similar documents.
Last month, BP asked a magistrate to order the government to

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BP Oil Spill
6:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Offshore Rig Worker Admits Faking Blow-Out Preventer Safety Tests

A rig worker has pleaded guilty in federal court to ordering his crew to falsify test results on a faulty blow-out preventer in the Gulf of Mexico. It occurred before and after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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BP Oil Spill
5:02 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Senator Landrieu Hails Passage of Restore Act in Senate

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is applauding the Senate’s passage of the Restore Act, which designates 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from the BP oil spill to the five Gulf states.

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BP Oil Spill
4:05 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Feinberg Finishes With BP Claims Process

The attorney handling damage claims from the BP oil spill is no longer in charge of deciding compensation. A federal court is taking over jurisdiction.

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