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Gulf of Mexico

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

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

Judge Says BP’s ‘Reckless’ Conduct Led To Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times A federal judge has ruled that BP’s “gross negligence” resulted in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and spilled more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. In a ruling released Thursday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans […]

September 4, 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

Hurricane Cristobal Racing North To Die

By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel Now racing north into the Atlantic, Cristobal is expected to fall apart over the next day. The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor three other disturbances, one in the Caribbean, another expected to move off the coast of Africa on Friday, and the third in the northern Gulf of Mexico. […]

August 28, 2014

Oil Spilled In Gulf Of Mexico Causes Heart Problems In Developing Tuna

By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — There’s more bad news about the effects of oil spills on warm-water predators, including Atlantic bluefin tuna, already one of the most threatened fish in the seas. Oil spills such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may cause serious heart defects […]

March 24, 2014

Environmentalists Protest Against Tar Sands Pipeline

The president might be on vacation, but that hasn’t stopped environmental activists from protesting outside the White House. The crowd has been assembled since Aug. 20 in an attempt to raise awareness about the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. The demonstrators are fighting against […]

August 25, 2011