BP oil spill

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9:50 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Northwestern State Student Lands Internship Studying BP Oil Spill At Columbia University

A Northwestern State University student is preparing for a prestigious summer internship at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York. Christina Palomo of Los Angeles will travel from Natchitoches to New York later this month to help Columbia scientists study the environmental consequences of the 2010 BP oil spill. The biology major said she’ll work alongside two geochemists.

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BP Oil Spill
4:46 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

New Orleans' CAC Leads Way For Nonprofit BP Claims

Plaquemines Parish coastline after the BP spill, June 2010.
Kris Krug

The legal fallout from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been ongoing, as the civil trial makes its way through the courts. In the meantime, some New Orleans groups that were not eligible for claims money have found that they do qualify under a new claims process. Though they are filing quickly, BP is now appealing that formula.

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12:39 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Interviews: Seafood Marketer Chris Nelson, Author Victoria Sweet

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 11:20 am

Jim talks with Chris Nelson, with the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition, about the state of his industry--three years after the BP oil spill.

Journalist and political blogger Tom Aswell, of "Louisiana Voice", talks about his ongoing battle with Jindal Administration department heads over transparency.

Author Victoria Sweet discusses her latest book, "God's Hotel"

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12:00 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

BP Oil Remains On Louisiana Coast 3 Years After Spill

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Some of the oil that spilled off the Louisiana coast remains in plain view.

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7:00 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Local Leaders, Environmental Groups Call For Maximum BP Fines

Plaquemines Parish President Bill Nungesser says the BP spill is still causing problems.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Environmental groups and community leaders gathered outside the Federal Building in New Orleans to mark the upcoming third anniversary of the BP oil spill. They want the oil company to pay maximum fines.

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4:11 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Ex-BP Engineer Accused of Deleting Voicemails

A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico faces new allegations that he also deleted voicemails from his phone.

A superseding indictment handed up Wednesday by a federal grand jury in New Orleans accuses Kurt Mix of deleting about 40 voicemails from a supervisor and roughly 15 voicemails from a BP contractor.

8:47 am
Mon March 11, 2013

From Oiled Shores to the Courtroom: NPR's Debbie Elliott on the BP Oil Spill

NPR's Debbie Elliott.
Christy Haynes NPR

Debbie Elliott is NPR’s national correspondent based in Alabama. She has covered the 2010 BP oil spill, and its aftermath, since the beginning.

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7:00 am
Thu March 7, 2013

BP Could Still Settle Civil Case

Demonstrators protest the BP oil spill in Washington, DC on June 4, 2010.
Albert H. Teich Shutterstock.com

Testimony continues in week two of the BP oil spill trial in federal court. But one legal expert says the case could still reach a settlement.

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12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

BP Trial Heads Into Second Week

BP executives are gearing up for testifying at the second week of a federal trial in New Orleans over its 2010 oil spill. Officials from the oil giant have so far blamed other companies for the disaster.

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10:09 am
Sat March 2, 2013

BP Manager Didn't See 'High Risk' in Drilling

BP's head of drilling engineering for the Gulf of Mexico at the time of the Deepwater Horizon disaster testified he didn't believe deepwater drilling was a "high-risk" activity before the 2010 blowout of the company's Macondo well.

Jonathan Sprague's March 2011 testimony is contained in a batch of documents plaintiffs' lawyers submitted Thursday to the federal judge presiding over a trial for litigation spawned by the massive Gulf oil spill.

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