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Today, Gulf Looks Fine, But Wait Until The Next One Hits

Because the whole world got to watch the Deepwater Horizon disaster live politicians who favored more offshore exploration retreated — temporarily.

May 5, 2015

Drilling In Atlantic Raises Alarm

Is President Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan going too far?

February 3, 2015

Five Years After The Spill: What BP Owes The Gulf Coast

It’s time to hold the energy titan responsible for the damage it caused.

January 29, 2015

BP Trial’s Last Phase Begins, Will Determine Penalty For 2010 Oil Spill

The “most complex court case in modern history” is nearing a conclusion.

January 21, 2015

Supreme Court Says No To BP Appeal Of Oil Spill Settlement

The Supreme Court has refused to give in to big oil.

December 8, 2014

Keystone Stalemate: Fix Decaying Pipelines First For Jobs, Health, And Safety

With the Keystone XL pipeline stalled again, now perhaps we can look ahead and consider more promising ways to rebuild our energy system, creating many more jobs than that controversial project ever would. No matter where we look, the far larger issue that still confronts Americans is decaying infrastructure — which emphatically includes the enormous […]

November 19, 2014

Halliburton Agrees To $1.1 Billion Settlement In 2010 Gulf Spill

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times Halliburton has agreed to a $1.1 billion settlement stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 people, attorneys for the company and plaintiffs said Tuesday. The settlement seeks to put to […]

September 3, 2014

Halliburton Pays $1.1 Bn For Gulf Of Mexico BP Spill

New York (AFP) — Oil services company Halliburton said Tuesday it would pay a $1.1 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States’ most disastrous oil spill. Halliburton said the money would be paid to the Gulf fishing industry and other victims of […]

September 2, 2014

Report: ‘Blow-Out Preventer’ That Led To Deepwater Horizon Disaster Still Commonly Used

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Design problems with a blow-out prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued Thursday by the federal Chemical Safety and […]

June 6, 2014