Supreme Court declines appeal from La. parishes over BP resource suits
The Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal from 11 Louisiana district attorneys seeking to bring lawsuits against BP PLC for environmental damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Firm to pay $1M in Gulf pollution case
The owner of an offshore production platform in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to pay $1 million and overhaul the facility's wastewater discharge system to settle charges that it illegally dumped oil and chemical dispersants into the Gulf for years.
Nearly a year after launch, Interior-led safety institute comes into focus
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Ocean Energy Safety Institute will be casting a wide net as it prepares its first call for research projects sometime next year.
U.S. Chamber doesn't speak for locals on BP claims, Supreme Court is told
Eight Gulf-area chambers of commerce yesterday told the Supreme Court that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was not speaking on their behalf when it urged justices to grant BP PLC's request to review settlement claims from businesses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
$627M in restoration projects receive final approval
Hundreds of millions of dollars will soon be flowing to the Gulf Coast after the largest tranche of restoration projects related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill today received its final go-ahead. Federal and state officials charged with studying the effects of the spill and developing plans for recovery projects today issued their record of decision for 44 projects totaling $627 million.