Former BP chief Tony Hayward fought off accusations he sought to prop up the company’s falling share price through the company’s daily briefings on the Gulf oil spill, and that the company didn’t keep its promise to share its data on how much crude was spewing into the sea, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force says mud, silt and sand are needed to rebuild wetlands and barrier islands, which provide critical habitat for shrimp, crab and fish and act as nature’s speed bumps against storm surge.
Economists this week began the complex task of determining how much revenue Florida lost due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP figures show the company has paid cities, counties and other local entities in the state about $10.6 million for revenue losses and millions more for other spill-related expenses.
Immediately following the release this morning of Transocean’s internal investigation report on the Deepwater Horizon disaster last year, several of the companies involved in the accident, analysts and politicians were ready with responses.
Transocean’s Jimmy Wayne Harrell won’t give a deposition in the civil lawsuits that have been filed against the companies and individuals involved in last year’s Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill.
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