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Regulators relax monitoring of decade-old Gulf oil leak

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal regulators have relaxed a pollution monitoring requirement for a company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, a slow-motion spill that could last another century. In 2008, the Coast Guard ordered Taylor Energy Company to conduct daily flights over the site of its leak to visually monitor chronic oil sheens ...

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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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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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