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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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Court: Chemical Safety Board can investigate offshore spills

NEW ORLEANS — In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal appeals court has again found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has the authority to investigate offshore oil spills. The board has been looking into the catastrophic blowout of a BP PLC well five years ago in the Gulf of Mexico. The drilling company, Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc., ...

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BP drops bid to oust Gulf spill claims administrator


BP Plc on Friday ended its bid to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, citing steps the administrator has taken to reduce the threat of fraud. The British oil company withdrew its appeal of a federal judge’s decision not to remove the administrator, Patrick Juneau, who ...

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Ghosts of the Gulf: the art of ecological awareness

Outside of famous Rembrandt paintings, marrying art and science is not typically the norm. But for Brandon Ballengée, it’s become his life’s work. As both an artist and a herpetologist, a biologist who studies amphibians, Ballengée makes art that’s more than just something pretty to look at. In fact, Ballengée has found a proactive way to combine the two passions ...

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BP executive takes stand in Gulf oil spill penalty trial

NEW ORLEANS — A BP executive has taken the stand as lawyers for the oil giant make their case for a federal Clean Water Act penalty well under the $13.7 billion maximum for the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Richard Morrison, a regional president for BP Exploration and Production, was Tuesday’s first witness as the three-week trial nears its midpoint. He ...

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