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Four years ago this week, BP`s Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil
gushed into the Gulf
of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ...
An unknown amount of oil
leaked from BP Plc's Whiting refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a mechanical glitch on Monday afternoon, the company confirmed on Tuesday.
The discharge had stopped, the leak was contained, and no ...
Despite deaths, federal government does little to monitor oil
industry safety By Lise Olson, Houston Chronicle Longview New
The last thing Felipe Saiz saw from behind his trademark mirrored sunglasses was the vast sun-bleached ...
The Environmental Protection Agency and BP have reached an agreement that lifts a ban on BP's ability to hold government contracts that has barred the company from bidding on oil
and gas leases on federal lands and waters because of the massive ...
Hundreds of college students are expected to risk arrest on March 2 outside the White House to pressure President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands oil
pipeline project. Organizers of "XL Dissent" say they hope to stage one of the largest ...
Sea ice melting partly because of human-caused climate change could open previously inaccessible Arctic Ocean waters to expanded oil drilling
, but the risks of drilling
there will be extremely high.
As sea ice melts in the Arctic, the ...
BP has ruled itself out of drilling
for shale gas in the UK, at least for now – indicating it fears its damaged safety record from the Gulf
of Mexico spill
would make it a target for protesters.
Bob Dudley, chief executive of the oil
The White House has rebuffed repeated protests by some of President Barack Obama's top environmental allies that his climate strategy won't work.
The heads of 18 environmental groups went public recently with a complaint they have ...
President Barack Obama is sticking to a fossil-fuel dependent energy policy, delivering a blow to a monthslong, behind-the-scenes effort by nearly every major environmental group to convince the White House that the policy is at odds with his ...
A federal appeals court decision handed down this week may further complicate Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic this summer--plans that were already complicated by the fact that the oil
giant had a disastrous Arctic outing in 2012, ...
Climate justice leaders send President Obama a message during at Nov. 7 White House protest.
Senior Advisor to President Obama
The White House
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Ms. ...
BP has won permission to drill in the clear waters off Greenland, just three and a half years after abandoning similar plans to apply for a licence in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon blowout.
Greenpeace said it beggared belief ...
BP Plc has failed to persuade a U.S. federal judge to require businesses seeking to recover money over the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
to provide proof that their economic losses were caused by the disaster.
U.S. District Judge Carl ...
Dolphins living in an area heavily impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill
show higher incidences of lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, and other health effects, a new
The research, led by U.S. government ...
recently announced plans to resume drilling
operations in the Arctic Ocean this summer. The company suffered a string of failures when it tried to drill there last year -- from having its emergency equipment "crushed like a beer can" in ...
A serious oil spill
in the Arctic is a "dead cert" if drilling
goes ahead, with potentially devastating consequences for the pristine region, according to a leading marine scientist who played a key role in analysis of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil
As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has worn on -- and it’s now well over two years old -- it’s illuminated the Obama presidency like no other issue. It offers the president not just a choice of policies, but a choice of friends, ...
About sundown one Sunday in September, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen noticed that his combine was running over wet, squishy earth in a wheat field he was harvesting. When he took a closer look, he saw that oil
had coated the wheels and that ...
An environmental organization with a $350 million war chest, a giant protest vessel, 28 activists and a rubber raft have succeeded in drawing Russian President Vladimir V. Putin into a very public global dispute.Attention is now focused ...
BP Plc unnecessarily delayed the capping of its Macondo well and worsened the extent of the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
through dithering and indecision, according to allegations by plaintiffs' lawyers on Tuesday that the British company ...
A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against No. 2 U.S. oil
company Chevron Corp after approving a negotiated settlement, a decision that closes a nearly two-year legal battle over an oil spill
in November ...
With billions of dollars in penalties at stake, the civil trial of the British oil
company BP begins its second phase on Monday, which will set the amount of oil
ed into the Gulf
of Mexico from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion ...
Six months after federal officials chastised Shell Oil
for its faulty offshore drilling
operations in the Arctic, the company has yet to explain what safeguards it has put in place or when it plans to resume exploring for oil
in the vulnerable ...
It will likely take decades before the deep-sea ecosystem around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
site recovers from the impacts of the environmental disaster, according to new
research published in the journal PLOS One.
When the well ...
Halliburton Co pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges of destroying evidence, stemming from its role in the 2010 BP oil
disaster that killed 11 men and sent more than 4 million barrels of oil
spewing into the Gulf