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BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution Report for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:37
The following is a summary of the 12/17/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavor to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this data suggests otherwise.
BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution Report for Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, 15 December 2014 07:52
The following is a summary of the 12/16/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavor to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this data suggests otherwise. It is important to note that these reports of daily oil discoveries and further…
BP's Supreme Court Appeal Rejection A Big Setback In Its Attempts To Limit Settlement Costs
Monday, 15 December 2014 07:31
In a crucial blow to BP Plc.'s ( BP ) attempts of limiting charges associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, the U.S. Supreme court recently rejected the company's challenge to the multi-billion dollar settlement agreement it signed in 2012 to compensate Gulf Coast individuals and businesses impacted by the oil spill. The London-based oil giant sought review of the U.S. Supreme Court after an en banc review by the entire Fifth Circuit Court upheld…
BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution Report for Monday, December 15, 2014
Monday, 15 December 2014 03:49
The following is a summary of the 12/15/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavor to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this data suggests otherwise. It is important to note that these reports of daily oil discoveries and further…
Waters reopen for fishing nearly 5 years after BP oil spill
Sunday, 14 December 2014 15:46
× Waters reopen for fishing nearly 5 years after BP oil spill 53-year-old Ricky Lee Sr. with Ruthann & Rob’s Seafood has been selling seafood at the Westwego Seafood Market for 38 years. He says he’s dedicated his entire life to the Gulf. “My mother and father had five kids, four boys and one girl, and we all learned how to walk on the shrimp boat,” says Lee.
Plaintiffs' lawyers say BP's potential $18 billion oil spill fine not enough
Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:30
The committee of lawyers representing BP oil spill victims has largely praised a September ruling that found the British oil giant acted with gross negligence and bears most of the blame for causing the 2010 disaster. So why did the group file a challenge to the ruling? According to the filing Thursday (Dec. 11) with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, plaintiffs' lawyers say the ruling does not go far enough…
Plaintiffs' lawyers for oil spill victims say BP should pay punitive damages
Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:30
The committee of lawyers representing BP oil spill victims has largely praised a September ruling that found the British oil giant acted with gross negligence and bears most of the blame for causing the 2010 disaster. So why did the group file a challenge to the ruling? According to the filing Thursday (Dec. 11) with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, plaintiffs' lawyers say the ruling does not go far enough…
"Great Invisible" a sobering look at the BP spill
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:16
There's a recurring map graphic in "The Great Invisible" that charts the staggering impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and its bordering states, an image that sums up the wide net cast by Margaret Brown's diffuse but deeply sobering and sympathetic new documentary. Understanding that her subject is a tragedy with many faces, Brown seeks to paint as complex and wide-ranging a portrait as possible, interviewing survivors of the…
BP Appeals Spill Ruling That May Spell $18 Billion Fine
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 09:38
BP Plc (BP/) challenged a federal judge’sruling that the company’s exploration unit acted with grossnegligence in causing the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, adecision that exposed the U.K.-based energy company to as muchas $18 billion in fines under U.S. law. This is BP’s first appeal of U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s September decision that the company was 67 percentresponsible for causing the worst offshore spill in U.S.history.
BP Hit With Another Loss After U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Oil Spill Appeal
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 09:23
The U.S. Supreme Court refused oil giant BP’s challenge to a settlement deal to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to businesses damaged by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP argued that the losses claimed by the businesses after the disaster “were not fairly traceable to the spill,” and sought to have the settlement reviewed by the U.S. high court.
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