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Feds Hit Hard Against Those Making False BP Claims, Maybe Too Hard

Monday, 14 July 2014 02:43
After the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010, BPBP Oil set up the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) to compensate individuals and companies harmed by the spill. BP hired Ken Feinberg to oversee claims processing and set up a method for paying them. Feinberg told 60 Minutes that he was finding major problems and only about one-third of the claims seemed to be legitimate.
USF researchers: BP oil spill caused skin lesions in fish
Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:08
The BP oil spill caused skin lesions in fish, according to USF scientists. Researchers started sailing to the northern Gulf in 2011, nearly a year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. They caught hundreds of fish to determine the impact on marine life. That's when researchers first noticed the skin lesions. "The first year, 2011, we had a relatively high rate of infection rate in skin lesions," said USF researcher Steve Murawski.
BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution Report for Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:59
Florida Department of Environmental Protection specialist David Perkinson searched Fort Pickens on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Perkinson collected 155 BP Deepwater Horizon tar balls weighing over 1.5 pounds. Photos courtesy FDEP. The following is a summary of the 7/10/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
USF researchers link fish lesions to BP oil spill
Saturday, 12 July 2014 17:06
TAMPA — A team of local researchers has found strong evidence that skin lesions discovered on fish in the northern Gulf of Mexico were related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Scientists from the University of South Florida, the Florida Institute of Oceanography and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute ruled out pathogens and oceanographic conditions as causes of the lesions, and they also said that a toxic component of the type of crude…
BP Oil Rig Explosion Headed To Big Screen
Friday, 11 July 2014 05:30
[ Life] J.C. Chandor, the director behind the Robert Redford sea epic All Is Lost, is reportedly in talks to direct the movie Deepwater Horizon. The drama’s title is taken from the name of the BP oil rig that exploded in 2010. The explosion resulted in a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The event is considered the second largest American environmental disaster in history.
Oil Rig Explosion: J.C. Chandor Tackles BP Oil Spill
Thursday, 10 July 2014 18:23
Margin Call filmmaker J.C. Chandor’s next project will be about the BP oil rig explosion of 2010, which spilled massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico – becoming the second largest environmental disaster in the U.S. According to a report from Deadline, Chandor’s film about the oil rig explosion is a “big scale drama” that will be titled Deepwater Horizon, and it is looking to start filming in the winter time.
US appeals granting of new trial to ex-BP engineer
Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:25
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to grant a new trial to a former BP engineer convicted of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The notice of appeal was filed in the case of Kurt Mix in federal courts Friday. Prosecutors accused Mix of deleting text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP's Macondo well after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.
Now UK litigants round on BP
Thursday, 10 July 2014 02:00
There's another headache in prospect for BP (BP.) chief executive Bob Dudley as a series of court rulings has cleared the way for disgruntled UK investors to join the feeding frenzy over Deepwater Horizon. US law firm Pomerantz is pursuing a class action lawsuit against BP for losses incurred on shares bought by investors before the 2010 disaster.
Research shows Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused lesions in fish -scientists
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:53
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., July 9 (Reuters) - Oil that matches the 2010Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found inthe bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Floridascientists who studied the oil's chemical composition. "We matched up the oil in the livers and flesh withDeepwater Horizon like a fingerprint," lead researcher StevenMurawski, a professor at the University of South Florida'sCollege of Marine Science in Tampa, told Reuters.
Lawyers ask federal judge to rule BP liable for oil spill losses
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 03:21
Date and sources 07/8/2014 | FuelFix.com Lawyers for drillers and oil field service firms affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill urged U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to order BP liable for the plaintiffs' financial damages. BP has kept its argument that it is not liable for the losses as they happened during the three-month deepwater drilling moratorium.

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