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6 hrs ago | Bloomberg

BP Atlantis $256 Billion Whistle-Blower Case Dismissed

BP Plc won't face a $256 billion lawsuit brought by a whistle-blower who claimed the company's Atlantis oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico was unsafe.


10 hrs ago | HAZMAT Magazine

US Treasury eyes distribution of billions in fines from BP Deepwater spill

The US Treasury Department has issued new rules to divvy up fines paid to Gulf Coast states by BP and Transocean as the result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.


15 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans

BP could save $1.2 billion if medical settlement decision not reversed

NEW ORLEANS A group of plaintiffs' law firms is asking U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to reverse his decision and allow oil spill cleanup workers to collect medical settlement payments of up to $60,700 if they suffered skin or respiratory ailments from chemical exposure, but didn't get diagnosed until after the settlement was reached in 2012.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

17 hrs ago | CBS Local

Overturned Car And Oil Slick Shuts Down 2 Lanes On I-280 In Los Altos

Two lanes on Interstate Highway 280 in Los Altos are closed Thursday morning due to an overturned vehicle and an oil slick, according to the California Highway Patrol.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA

20 hrs ago | Jurist

Mexico environmental agency sues copper mining company over spill

The spill has affected drinking water for thousands of people in the region, forcing schools to shut down.


Yesterday | Directions Magazine

Mapping Disaster: A Global Community Helps from Space

The Landsat fleet of satellites can tell responders what damage disasters have done, providing timely insight into flood extents, fire boundaries, lava flow directions, road conditions, and oil slick movements.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Hurricane, Honduras, World News, Weather, Geology, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Marine News

LOOP Terminal Shutdown

LOOP's Offshore Marine Terminal suspended its crude oil offloading operations on August 13 while investigating an oil sheen discovered along the pipeline.


Related Topix: World News, Lebanon, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Los Angeles Times

The BP oil spill comes to movie theaters

A shot of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig as it burned in April 2010. Working-class heroes and a five-year gestation period are among the axioms for making a fact-based movie in Hollywood.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Mark Wahlberg, Movies, Entertainment

Mark Wahlberg Rumored To Be In Talks For BP Oil Spill Movie

Actor Mark Wahlberg is rumored to be in talks for a role in an upcoming movie about the 2010 BP oil spill.


The Beaumont Enterprise

Mark Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," from Paramount Pictures.

"Margin Call" and "All is Lost" director J.C. Chandor will direct an upcoming movie based on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Related Topix: Media, Paramount Pictures, Margin Call, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Celebrities, Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor, Books, Movies, Entertainment

WFAA-TV Dallas

US government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas

The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Texas

RADiUS Acquires Critically Acclaimed Film the Great Invisible

RADiUS announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media's critically-acclaimed, SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning film, THE GREAT INVISIBLE , written and directed by Margaret Brown, whose THE ORDER OF MYTHS won both a Peabody and Independent Spirit Award.


Related Topix: Spirit, Drama Movies, Explosion, Only God Forgives


Morning Must Reads: August 20

Virtually no one connected to the tumult in the St. Louis suburb - whether by proximity, profession or ideology; by happenstance or choice - has escaped the nightly clashes without suffering in ways big or small, writes TIME's Alex Altman A new study finds, for the first time, that children who are more fit have more white matter in their brains - ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Environmental Science & Technology

Statistics of Extremes in Oil Spill Risk Analysis

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.


Science Daily

Study at Deepwater Horizon spill site finds key to tracking pollutants

A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants.


Related Topix: University of Miami

The Chronicle Herald

When oil spills, does anyone notice?

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in April 2010.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Offshore Drilling, North America, Canada, World News, Opinion


Mark Wahlberg In Talks To Star In 'Deepwater Horizon'

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star in the J.C. Handler-directed Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment and Participant Media.


Related Topix: Ted, The Fighter, Celebrities, Mark Wahlberg, Financial Services, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, Energy, Oil & Gas, Publishing, Media, New Times

The Hill

Go big on offshore drilling, industry groups tell Obama

The oil and gas industry and its allies are pushing the Obama administration to consider offshore drilling everywhere it can grant permits, including the east and west coasts of Alaska.


Related Topix: Offshore Drilling, Oil & Gas, Outsourcing, Energy, Chevron Corporation

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Washington Times

Going down in flames in the war on fossil fuels

It's been a bad year for Al Gore and his global warming buddies. The president of the United States complains that the water off Martha's Vineyard is too cold; New Yorkers are suffering through the coldest summer in memory; and to top it off, recent data contradict that global warming can be countered in any significant way by a domestic war on ... (more)


Related Topix: Global Warming, US Politics, US News, Al Gore, New York, Alternative Energy, Energy

Albany Times Union

Oil spill fouls Hudson River shoreline in...

State Police and the Germantown Fire Department went to the boat launch at approximately 4:50 p.m. Sunday when an oil slick was spotted, troopers said.