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Ex-BP supervisor testifies colleague didn’t pass on info

GULF OF MEXICO - Ships and drilling rigs surround the Discoverer Enterprise as it continues to recover oil from the Deepwater Horizon drill site June 15, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Bob Laura.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Deepwater Horizon supervisor who pleaded guilty to a pollution charge in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the colleague now fighting that charge never gave him information that prosecutors say was critical. Donald Vidrine testified Thursday, the second day of Robert Kaluza’s trial, about a test meant to show whether two ...

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$52 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline

$52 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has approved $52 million in Deepwater Horizon project money for coastal restoration projects. News outlets report that the federal-state Restore Act council approved the funds Wednesday for six coastal-restoration projects and a study of the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana. The money comes from Clean Water Act fines paid by ...

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BP spill manslaughter charges dropped, one guilty of environmental crime

Manslaughter charges were dropped against two former BP well site managers involved in the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil drilling disaster on Wednesday, and one pleaded guilty to an environmental crime, federal prosecutors said. Donald Vidrine pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour violation of the Clean Water Act and “admitted to negligently causing the massive oil spill that resulted from ...

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Sentencing set in claim fraud case from Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A man who pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a case arising from the BP Gulf of Mexico has been sentenced to two years in prison. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval handed down the sentence Wednesday for Casey Thonn of Slidell. In 2014, Thonn pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud. The case involved fraudulent claims ...

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