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.
BP asks judge to revise his ruling of ‘gross negligence’
Lawyers for BP PLC are asking a federal judge to reconsider his ruling that found the company "grossly negligent" in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, arguing that his decision relied on evidence that had been excluded.
NRDC petitions for listing of whale population in Gulf of Mexico
The Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned the federal government today to protect a whale population found in the Gulf of Mexico.
While Bryde's whale, Balaenoptera edeni, is found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, a new study by the National Marine Fisheries Service's Southeast Fisheries Science Center found that the Gulf population is genetically unique.