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Judge: BP’s reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill

Michael Kunzelman | The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy giant’s reckless conduct in a ruling that exposes the company to billions of dollars in penalties. BP PLC already has agreed to pay billions of dollars ...

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BP announces immediate appeal of gross negligence ruling

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media BP has published a press release stating the company’s official stance on the verdict issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The statement voices BP’s strong disagreement with the decision, which found it guilty of gross negligence during the events of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The ...

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First criminal case against a Shale firm opens


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A former state environmental inspector indicated Wednesday that there was evidence of previous, unreported spills on a Marcellus Shale gas drilling site where he discovered toxic wastewater gushing onto the ground in 2010. Jeremy Daniel, 32, an inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at the time, said he found puddles of wastewater, sand, and a ...

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