May 23, 2014
by G. Redd
British Petroleum (BP) announced Wednesday that it will appeal a recent US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision to the US Supreme Court. The March decision by the Fifth Circuit rejected BP's claim that payments to alleged oil spill victims claiming economic losses should be excluded ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, or BP oil spill, had far-reaching and catastrophic environmental effects. According to a 2013 study published by the National Academy of Sciences, it is difficult to know the full extent of environmental damage caused by the spill because of the movement ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Kyle Webster
Deepwater Horizon, the name given to the oil spill from the British Petroleum (BP)-run Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, occurred between April and September 2010. Macondo Prospect is a large area off the coast of the Louisiana that contains large deposits of oil and is thus the site of ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Michael Roberts
On April 20, 2010, an explosion of high pressure methane gas sank British Petroleum (BP)'s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, causing a leak that became one of the largest oil spills in history. The leak continued until the well was officially sealed on September 21, 2010 and released an estimated ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton stands accused of destroying the results of an internal investigation ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On July 1, 2010, the US House of Representatives approved a bill to increase compensation for victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. HR 5503, the Securing Protections for the Injured from Limitations on Liability Act (SPILL), was meant to allow injured workers and ...[read more]
January 4, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. for the company's role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Transocean pleaded guilty to "negligently discharging oil into the Gulf of Mexico," in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and ...[read more]
May 21, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 21, 2010, US President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing an independent commission to investigate offshore drilling and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The order came the same week as a suit filed in US district court by advocacy groups seeking an injunction to ...[read more]
February 27, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Judge Carl Barbier of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana postponed the trial over the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill Monday, hours before it was set to begin, in order to give British Petroleum (BP) more time to reach a settlement agreement. Barbier adjourned ...[read more]
August 9, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 9, 2010, British Petroleum (BP) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) completed negotiations over the implementation of a $20 billion fund to aid victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The White House tapped Washington lawyer and special master for ...[read more]

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