Tag: Gulf Oil spill

Ex-BP exec can be tried for obstructing Congress

A federal appeals court in New Orleans says a former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a Congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill.  More »

Report: Chemical Safety Board in disarray, fostering abusive work environment

A probe has found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is in turmoil and failing to fulfill its investigative duties for serious accidents at refineries and chemical plants, according to Reuters.  More »

Industry takes the lead in improving emergency well control devices

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster spotlighted shortcomings in the blowout preventers intended to safeguard offshore wells, government regulators are still drafting long-promised regulations meant to boost the reliability of those critical emergency devices.  More »

Scientists: Gulf oil spill hurt fish hearts (photos)

Oil spilled during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster causes severe defects in the developing hearts of tuna, according to a new study by government and academic scientists that hints at long-term damage from the accident.  More »

Juror interviews at issue in ex-BP engineer’s case

A former BP engineer is basing his request for a new trial on improper interviews with jurors who had convicted him of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, federal prosecutors say.  More »

Ex-BP engineer to seek judge’s recusal from case

Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct an investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over the trial last month.  More »

Ex-official rejects BP ad’s ‘distorted’ claims

Two former top officials at the settlement program for compensating victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill say their recent resignations had nothing to do with the company’s allegations that they frequented a New Orleans strip club that received a settlement award.  More »

Top officials leave BP oil spill claims office

BP’s latest full-page newspaper ad suggests the departure of two senior officials who administered payments to victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is evidence of “mounting problems” at the settlement program.  More »

Court hears arguments on BP oil spill settlement

A federal appeals court heard dueling arguments Monday on whether a judge should have approved BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement for compensating victims of its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

BP renews request to halt Gulf oil spill settlement payments

BP renewed its request Monday that a federal judge temporarily suspend all payments from its multi-billion dollar Gulf oil spill settlement.  More »

Former Halliburton manager charged in Gulf spill case

Moments after Halliburton pleaded guilty to spill charges, the Justice Department revealed it’s charged a former company manager with destroying evidence.  More »

Halliburton pleads guilty to criminal charge in Gulf oil spill case

Nearly three-and-a-half years after a deadly rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that supplied the cement for the well that blew out pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor criminal charge in the case.  More »
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