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Can He Do That? Trump's Executive Order on the Outer Continental Shelf
JURIST Guest Columnist Jay Austin of the Environmental Law Institute discusses President Trump's recent executive order concerning offshore drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf ... Even before this week's dramatic events, the topi (More)
Resistance, Resilience and Reconciliation: Indigenous Human Rights to Environmental Protection in a Fossil Fuel Frenzy
JURIST Guest Columnist James M. Grijalva discusses the recent controversy concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline...As spring emerged on the northern plains in late March, news broke of unrelated but congenerous developments in the long running sagas o (More)
BP to pay shareholders $175 million in class action settlement
BP stated Thursday that it has agreed to pay $175 million to shareholders in a securities class action suit against the company relating back to the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Shareholders claimed the company misled them on the extent of th (More)
BP supervisor found not guilty of clean water act violation
Robert Kaluza, a former rig supervisor for BP, was found not guilty in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Thursday of violating the Clean Water Act over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The disas (More)
Will the Civil Justice System Further Victimize the Residents of Flint?
JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Latham of Vermont Law School discusses the Flint water crisis...The Flint residents poisoned by lead-contaminated drinking water were not harmed as a result of some sudden, unexpected natural disaster that left behind in (More)
Supreme Court declines to hear Mexican states' appeal in oil spill case
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in an appeal by Mexican states attempting to sue BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The court let stand a lower court ruling in Veracruz, Mexico, et al. v. BP, P.L.C., et al. , finding that t (More)
Federal judge rejects BP petitition to reduce oil spill fine
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Thursday rejected a motion by BP to reduce the civil fine payable under the Clean Water Act in relation to the 2010 offshore oil spill . BP's appeal sought to reduce the f (More)
Supreme Court rejects BP executive's appeal
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in an appeal by David Rainey, a former British Petroleum (BP) executive. Rainey sought to contest the charge of obstruction of justice that arose when he misled Congress about the extent of the 201 (More)
Federal judge reduces maximum fine for BP oil spill
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Thursday reduced the maximum fine that BP will face under the Clean Water Act after he ruled that the size of the offshore oil spill was smaller than what the US gove (More)
Federal judge finds BP bears majority of responsibility for Deepwater Horizon disaster
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled Wednesday that BP was grossly negligent and bears a majority of the blame for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster . In his 153-page decision, Judge Carl Barbier determi (More)
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