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Tulane to embark on Gulf community study as BP downplays damage

Few can deny the crippling effects of the Deepwater Horizon spill on Gulf Coast communities. Now faculty and students from Louisiana’s Tulane University will be studying the impacts of BP’s spill in Louisiana and Alabama, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the BP Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The grant was directed to the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy ...

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Lawyers sanctioned over misconduct with BP damage claims

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NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has barred three lawyers — including one who worked inside a court-supervised facility — from handling damage claims over BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because they allegedly set up a system of payments to help speed claims through the process. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued sanctions against lawyers Lionel ...

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BP refutes new study finding oil embedded in Gulf floor

Last week, researchers from the Florida State University released a new study, reporting that there are anywhere from six to 10 million gallons of crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster settled into the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. With a ruling looming in the future regarding fines under the Clean Water Act, BP is none too thrilled about the ...

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2015 Gulf oil spill conference to highlight new scientific research

The 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference is coming up in Houston soon and it’s bringing some new scientific research with it. Set for February 16-19, the conference will boast 19 scientific sessions, including 270 oral presentations and 240 poster presentations. According to a press release today, the conference will also feature new research regarding the ...

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BP appeal seeks ouster of claims administrator

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NEW ORLEANS — BP is trying again to force the ouster of the administrator of claims arising from a settlement reached with businesses claiming economic harm from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP argues that Patrick Juneau has mismanaged the settlement program and that he had a conflict of interest that he didn’t disclose when he was appointed ...

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Supreme Court rejects BP executive’s appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors say David Rainey misled members of Congress over the amount of oil spilled in the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. Rainey’s ...

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