Deepwater Horizon
3 Years after Deepwater Horizon, Report Shows Devastating Impact of Dispersant Used in "Cleanup"

Apr 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 19, 2013 - Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) released Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? The report details the devastating long-ter...
Tyson Slocum: Decision Allowing BP to Bid on New Oil Contracts Signals Profits More Important Than Safety

Mar 20, 2013

March 20, 2013 – Statement of Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen's Energy Program Can a company behind the biggest environmental catastrophe in the country's history clean up its act in four months? Most people would say "absolutely not." But, ...
BP Goes on Trial for Deepwater Horizon Explosion

Mar 5, 2013

March 2, 2013 - BP, the UK oil company, went on trial this week for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The company could be fined up to $30 billion over the $25 billion it has promised if the court finds that it wa...
Transocean Pleads Guilty, Is Sentenced to Pay $400 Million in Criminal Penalties for Criminal Conduct Leading to Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Feb 14, 2013

Feb. 14, 2013 - Transocean Deepwater Inc. pleaded guilty today to a violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for its illegal conduct leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, and was sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal fines and penalties, At...
Appeals Court: Lower Court Wrongly Dismissed Claim Seeking Public Disclosure of BP Oil-spill Contaminants

Jan 10, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 9, 2013 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled today that a lower court wrongfully dismissed the Center for Biological Diversity's legal claim seeking full disclosure of which chemicals spilled into the Gulf of Mexico d...
Transocean to pay record $1 billion in civil penalties and $400 million in criminal fines

Jan 3, 2013

WASHINGTON January 3, 2013 – Transocean Deepwater Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties, for its conduct in relation to the Deepwater Horizo...
NOAA Declines to Probe Vast Underestimate of BP Spill

Jan 3, 2013

Washington, DC January 3, 2013 - The federal agency responsible for presenting dramatic underestimates for the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill, the biggest environmental disaster in the nation's history, will not investigate the errors, according to documents p...
Gulf of Mexico: Numerical study suggests subsea injection of chemicals didn’t prevent oil from rising to sea surface

Dec 5, 2012
Gulf of Mexico: Numerical study suggests subsea injection of chemicals didn’t prevent oil from rising to sea surface

Public Citizen to EPA: Debar BP for Five Years

Dec 5, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 4, 2012 – BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for at least the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said in a...
BP Temporarily Suspended from New Contracts with the Federal Government

Nov 28, 2012

WASHINGTON November 28, 2012 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has temporarily suspended BP Exploration and Production, Inc., BP PLC and named affiliated companies (BP) from new contracts with the federal governme...

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