Gulf Coast Disaster News
|May 24, 2010, 10:58 am|
With the Deepwater Horizon oil spill now moving into its second month and no immediate end in sight, BP is (see WSJ story today) attempting to throw Transocean under the bus as responsible for the disaster. Unnamed BP execs point out sections from Transocean's emergency response manual stating that the driller's on-site manager is "fully responsible" for work on the rig.
|May 20, 2010, 9:00 am|
While Northwest Florida prepared for the over five million gallons of BP crude oil set to contaminate its beaches and waterways, the IN took a break from the endless series of press conferences by visiting politicians from our state and federal governments to talk with experts who have investigated and dealt with British Petroleum in other disasters.
|May 19, 2010, 10:04 am|
Remembering the 11 workers who lost their life on the Deepwater Horizon Rig.
|May 19, 2010, 8:55 am|
The Beaumont law firm that led the legal battle against BP after the deadly explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005 has sued BP on behalf of a crewman in the April 20 fatal offshore rig blast near Louisiana.
|May 18, 2010, 2:55 pm|
National Law Journal
BP is facing many of its old foes in the rising oil spill litigation.
|May 17, 2010, 11:07 pm|
The Center for Public Integrity®
By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell
Two refineries owned by oil giant BP account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety inspectors over the past three years, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows. Most of BP’s citations were classified as “egregious willful” by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and reflect alleged violations of a rule designed to prevent catastrophic events at refineries.
|May 14, 2010, 8:40 am|
Already in the cross-hairs of federal and congressional investigators -- as well as dozens of plaintiff's attorneys -- for its role in the Gulf oil rig explosion and the spreading oil spill, BP was recently hit with some more bad news.
|May 13, 2010, 8:48 am|
Nearly 100 lawsuits have already been filed across the Gulf region, and the disaster, which lawyers envision becoming one of the biggest class actions in U.S. history, involves billions of dollars in potential liabilities.
|May 12, 2010, 10:11 pm|
BP knew of problems with an offshore well hours before it exploded last month, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a House committee chairman said Wednesday.
|May 12, 2010, 5:40 pm|
By H. JOSEF HEBERT and FREDERIC J. FROMMER
WASHINGTON — Bad wiring and a leak in what's supposed to be a "blowout preventer." Sealing problems that may have allowed a methane eruption. Even a dead battery, of all things.
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