Gulf Coast fisherman on BP oil spill: 'The oysters are not recovering'

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:30
The 2010 BP oil spill is still wrecking havoc on some Gulf Coast fisherman, The Huffington Post reports. Byron Encalade, a fisherman, said his business was at a “100 percent loss,” according to the report. “Right now we're solely relying on BP to keep it's word, something they haven't been doing,” Encalade said. “The oysters are not recovering.” BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded on April 20, 2010, causing more than 200 millions of gallons…
David Yarnold: BP oil spill: four years later, still much to be done
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:01
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BP Balks at Oil Spill Research Costs
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:30
BP is refusing a request from the U.S. government to pay for evaluations of the damage caused after the company’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in 2010, reported the Financial Times. Last July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration requested $148 million from BP for assessment and restoration planning, according to documents obtained by the Financial Times. The money would have included $10 million for research on the spill’s effect on whales and dolphins, $22…
Are Health Issues Connected to BP Oil Spill?
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:15
On a day like this, it's hard to believe just four years ago Alabama's beaches were in the middle of the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Back then, Al Keahl was on the front lines of the the BP oil spill clean up in the Vessels of Opportunity program. "Set the booms, picked up the booms, packaged the soggy booms and stowed them aboard.
Trial begins for former BP engineer accused of destroying oil spill evidence
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 03:15
Jury selection began Monday for the Justice Department's case against a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Dozens of potential jurors filled a New Orleans courtroom for the start of Kurt Mix's federal trial, which is expected to last up to three weeks.
Four years after oil spill, BP refusing funds for research
Monday, 21 April 2014 19:00
A ship floats amongst a sea of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oilspill disaster. Photo by Flickr user kris krüg Four years since the largest offshore oil spill in American history, British Petroleum is largely discontinuing funds for determining the extent of the damage.
BP is refusing to pay for Gulf oil spill research
Monday, 21 April 2014 15:15
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a US government agency, wrote to BP last July seeking almost $148m to pay for “injury assessment and restoration planning activities”, including funding of $2.2m for research into the recovery of the coastal wetlands, more than $10m for dolphins and whales and $22m for oysters. In October, BP replied to the NOAA request rejecting the majority of those requests, saying it was concerned over “the lack of visibility and…
BP's Gulf Spill Cleanup Operations End
Monday, 21 April 2014 14:00
Oil major BP plc’s (BP) share price rose 2.3% on the news that the company and the U.S. Coast Guard are terminating cleanup operations along the shoreline four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Since the Macondo well spilled millions of barrels of oil into the ocean in 2010, the company hit a milestone with the completion of cleaning on the last three shoreline miles in Louisiana.
Oil industry thrives after spill
Monday, 21 April 2014 13:00
Four years after BP's Macondo well oil spill, drilling in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has surpassed levels just prior to the spill, though questions and effects linger. After the federal government instituted a six-month ban on deepwater drilling, signs of stress began to appear in south Louisiana's once-booming economy. While the moratorium affected a minority of Gulf rigs, the service companies based in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have increasingly specialize to suit deepwater operations.
BP Denied Government Requests To Fund More Research Of The Oil Spill’s Effects
Sunday, 20 April 2014 22:15
Last July, BP received notification that more oil spill research is needed from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA requested that BP pay almost 148 million dollars to fund more research about injury assessment and future restoration efforts. NOAA wants BP to pay more money for research into coastal wetland recovery, including dolphin, whale, and oyster health. BP refused to foot the bill, claiming they shouldn’t have to pay for the research, because…
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