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Oil and Chemical Spills

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  • Calculate BP's gulf oil spill damage broadly, report says

    Calculate BP's gulf oil spill damage broadly, report says
    The federal damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should take into account the broader economic and social impacts of the 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council. The...
  • Three years later, BP oil cleanup ends in some Gulf Coast states

    Three years later, BP oil cleanup ends in some Gulf Coast states
    Three years after a cataclysmic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oil producer BP announced Monday that active oil cleanup had ended in three states hit by the disaster. The gulf, the company said, is getting back to normal, a claim contested by...
  • Oil dispersants must be checked before use in waters, ruling says

    Oil dispersants must be checked before use in waters, ruling says
    Environmentalists won a big victory for marine animals this week, with a court ruling that requires the government to determine whether dispersants used to to break up oil spills are harmful to endangered species before the chemicals are used in federal...
  • Study: Gulf oil spill is sickening fish vital to seafood industry

    Study: Gulf oil spill is sickening fish vital to seafood industry
    The seafood is safe to eat and the Gulf of Mexico tourism industry is recovering three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the waters off Louisiana. But despite that BP-sponsored...
  • No apparent leak after empty oil tanker hits Bay Bridge

     
    Officials on Monday afternoon were assessing the damage after an oil tanker collided with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, but initial reports indicated that the vessel did not appear to be leaking oil. The 752-foot Overseas Reymar hit the tower just...
  • Greenpeace scales Russian oil platform to protest Arctic drilling

     
    Greenpeace activists scaled a frigid Russian oil platform on Friday to draw attention to the possible dangers of drilling in the Arctic, warning a spill could sully nature reserves long before crews are able to clean it up....
  • Activists warn of risk of disastrous oil spill in Russian Arctic

     
    Environmentalists warned Tuesday that an oil spill could wreak havoc on the Russian Arctic before emergency crews could reach the remote area where a Russian company has installed a platform, planning to start drilling in the treacherous region....
  • Audit reveals more loose accounting, this time in oil spill fund

     
    A state audit released on Tuesday provides new evidence on how loose accounting can lead to inaccurate reports, false alarms and even misguided policies. The review examined the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund, which collects fees on oil...
  • BP sponsorship of World Shakespeare Festival draws protest

    BP sponsorship of World Shakespeare Festival draws protest
    BP's financial sponsorship of a cultural institution is once again provoking heated words in the arts community. This time, the World Shakespeare Festival has become the center of attention after a group of British actors launched a protest against the...
  • Halliburton reports record revenue amid natural gas-to-oil shift

    Halliburton reports record revenue amid natural gas-to-oil shift
    Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead. The Houston firm’s revenue in...
  • In first gulf oil lease auction since spill, BP bids -- and bids

     
    In the first auction of Gulf-based leases since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, BP submitted 11 high bids for drilling leases....