The BP Oil Disaster, One Year Later

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 1:31 pm

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig off the coast of Louisiana exploded, causing an oil gusher which spewed over 205 million gallons of oil and 225,000 tons of methane into the Gulf of Mexico. In the ensuing months, a lot of time and money has been invested in selling the idea that the [...]

BP Challenges Oil Spill Amount In An Attempt to Reduce Cost of Fines

By: Monday December 6, 2010 7:38 am

BP is aggressively challenging the government’s estimate of the oil spill in the Gulf, because that final number will determine how much they’ll owe in fines: BP’s lawyers are arguing that the government overstated the spill by 20 to 50 percent, staffers working for the presidential oil spill commission said Friday. In a 10-page document [...]

Years of Pain Ahead for Gulf Coast Ecology, Residents

By: Monday May 24, 2010 9:07 am

As the massive oil slick makes landfall, blowing past barrier islands and toward the bays and estuaries along the Louisiana coast, the enormity of the enterprise is dawning on state officials. For those saddened by the scenes of thick oil washing into Louisiana’s coastal wetlands a month after the BP oil disaster began, experts on [...]

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