Category: Gulf oil spill

Coast Guard ending active Gulf oil spill cleanup in 3 states

Nearly 38 months after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, the U.S. Coast Guard is ending active cleanup efforts this week in the Gulf of Mexico along the coasts of Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.  More »

Judge hands partial victory to former BP engineer charged in Gulf oil spill case

A former BP engineer accused of obstructing the investigation of the 2010 Gulf oil spill by deleting hundreds of text and voice mail messages scored a partial victory Thursday when a federal judge ruled prosecutors may mention only a handful of the voice messages to jurors.  More »

Mississippi to use some BP money for stadium

Gov. Phil Bryant says it’s appropriate to use BP money because the stadium will enhance tourism on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.  More »

BP rig supervisors challenge manslaughter charges

Two BP rig supervisors charged in the deaths of 11 workers in the Deepwater Horizon disaster claim the manslaughter counts in their indictment must be dismissed because they don’t apply to conduct on a foreign-owned vessel operating outside U.S. territory.  More »

Gulf spill victims fight companies’ effort to gut punitive damage claims

Individuals, businesses and states suing over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are trying to prevent cement contractor Halliburton and rig owner Transocean from pulling the rug out from under their case before a federal judge rules on whether the companies were grossly negligent.  More »

Judge tosses obstruction charge against former BP exec in spill case

A federal judge Monday threw out an obstruction of Congress charge against a former BP executive who had been accused of lying about the amount of oil that was flowing after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Texas joins other Gulf states in suing BP for environmental damage due to 2010 oil spill

Texas on Friday joined other Gulf states suing BP for environmental damage caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Judge delays trial for ex-BP engineer charged in Gulf oil spill case

A federal judge Friday ordered a delay of nearly six months in the trial of a former BP engineer charged with obstruction of justice in connection stemming from his actions after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Former BP chief becomes interim chairman for Swiss firm

Former BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward, who raised the ire of Americans for declaring at the heart of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, “I’d like my life back,” has been appointed interim board chairman of a Swiss company that supplies metals, minerals and agricultural products.  More »

Former BP exec’s lawyer denies conflict of interest in Gulf oil spill case

Lawyers for a former BP executive charged with lying to Congress about how much oil was flowing following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill say the government is trying to manufacture a conflict of interest to disqualify one the defendant’s attorneys on the eve of trial.  More »

Ex-BP engineer warns of ‘substantial risk’ of wrongful conviction in Gulf spill case

With his trial a month away, a former BP engineer is renewing claims that obstruction of justice charges should never have been brought against him over his actions after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and if prosecutors move forward they should be made to play by the rules.  More »

Former BP executive’s trial delayed

A judge agreed to move the trial date to Oct. 15.  More »
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