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16 min ago | Insurance Journal West

Damages Phase of BP Gulf Spill Trial to Begin in January

The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next January, court officials said on Tuesday, and billions of dollars could be on the line.

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Thu Apr 24, 2014

Slashdot

Panel Says U.S. Not Ready For Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill

The committee, made up of members of academia and industry, recommended beefing up forecasting systems for ocean and ice conditions, infrastructure for supply chains for people and equipment to respond, field research on the behavior of oil in the Arctic environment, and other strategies to prepare for a significant spill in the harsh conditions of ... (more)

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Salon

The U.S. is completely unprepared for the inevitable Arctic oil spill

If we don't get our act together, a new report warns, the next disaster will put Deepwater Horizon to shame Let's face it: if we start drilling in the Arctic, or even just as ship traffic picks up in its melting waters, what happens everywhere else is more likely than not to happen there, too.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Nanaimo Daily News

Court filing alleges ship in Texas oil spill in March was speeding during collision

The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Texas City, TX

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Linking Ecosystem Condition to Goods and Services: Monitoring to...

EPA Home A Science Inventory A Linking Ecosystem Condition to Goods and Services: Monitoring to Inform the Science and Vision of Gulf Coast Restoration Kurtz, Jan. Linking Ecosystem Condition to Goods and Services: Monitoring to Inform the Science and Vision of Gulf Coast Restoration.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

North Devon Gazette

Ilfracombe lifeboats search after upturned boat found

Ilfracombe all weather lifeboat Spirit of Derbyshire was launched on Tuesday after reports of an upturned boat.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Devon County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Cape Cod Times

Hope for the future of clean water

As Easter Sunday marked the four-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we can't help but remember the devastation wreaked on the area, its wildlife and its livelihood, as well as the human health impact.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, Energy, Oil & Gas, Opinion

Wed Apr 23, 2014

CNN

Follow oil slicks down link and the coast of the island. If you...

I was able to lift a UPC code from the floor of the first oil slick at top of island It is UPC 03111125 It come up with a tortuga chaise lounge chair.

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Ventura County Star

David Yarnold: BP oil spill: four years later, still much to be done

Four years after the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, scientists are still trying to come to terms with the toll that the Deepwater Horizon tragedy wreaked on the birds, sea life, waters and habitats of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Science Daily

Increased infrastructure required for effective oil spill response in U.S. Arctic

A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U.S. Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping, oil and gas development, and tourism, raising concern about the risk of oil spills.

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Related Topix: Weather, Alaska Government, Alaska

How Stuff Works

BP Balks at Oil Spill Research Costs

Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald was started in 122 A.D. on the orders of Emperor Hadrian to keep out the Picts from Scotland.

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Alabama Live

Oil and gas regulators look to industry to police itself, four years after Deepwater...

Alabama's beaches are back in business, finding favor with tourists once again. There is, however, still more work to be done.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Offshore Drilling, Oil & Gas, Environment, Science

Marine News

Enel Applies To Explore For Oil And Gas In Greece

"Enel Group's decision ... is a vote of confidence in our great national effort to exploit our mineral wealth," Energy Minister imports almost all its oil and natural gas and spent 15.6 billion euros on fuel imports last year, about 8.6 percent of its gross domestic product.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Crosscut.com

Earth Day: Greenwashing works well for oil industry

Guest Opinion: Most of the talk about Earth Day is more about political positioning than saving the planet.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Reuters

Damages phase of BP Gulf spill trial set for January

The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next January, court officials said on Tuesday, and billions of dollars could be on the line.

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Alabama Live

Halliburton's shares rise one year after paying billion dollar Gulf Coast oil spill fine

Shares of oil contractor Halliburton Co. are at an all-time high a year after the firm paid heavy fines related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster , the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Related Topix: Energy, Halliburton, Oil & Gas

Brandon Sun

A place to study Arctic oil spills

The University of Manitoba is proposing a unique research centre at Churchill that would study the potentially profound environmental effects of industrializing the Arctic.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

Mississippi Business Journal

Board sets date for release of part of oil spill report

A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. The Chemical Safety Board said in a news release that the focus of its investigation is to prevent such accidents in the future.

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Pensacola News Journal

Kimberly Blair: On Earth Day, be grateful for oil spill recovery

Journalists are expected to be flies on the wall observing the events unfolding before them with objectivity and at arm's length.

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Related Topix: Pensacola, FL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Bradenton.com

Four years later, BP oil spill still reverberates

Fires burn around the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon rig site in the Gulf of Mexico, June 19, 2010.

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Related Topix: University of South Florida, Manatee County, FL, Offshore Drilling, Sarasota, FL

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