BP Oil Spill: Two Years Later, Dispersants’ Effects Still a Mystery – ABC News

Two years ago this week, the wellhead that ruptured on the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico, sending 4.9 million barrels of oil into the water, was capped. After three months, the end of the largest oil spill in the industry’s history was in sight.
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Gulf states could use military sensors to track oil spills – ArabianBusiness.com

Four Gulf states are in talks with US weapons maker Raytheon to acquire military sensors to track tankers leaking oil along the region’s coastline, the Middle East head of the firm has told Arabian Business. “We are in discussions with at …
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Louisiana won’t get as much in Gulf oil spill fines as officials hoped – nola.com

A close reading of the conference committee report outlining the compromise Restore Act approved by Congress last week shows that Louisiana won’t get as many billions in Clean Water Act fines as state leaders had hoped. Compromise language …
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Obama signs transportation bill heralded as ‘triple win’ for Louisiana – nola.com

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a transportation bill that is expected to funnel billions of dollars in fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to Louisiana and four other Gulf states. The bill is the most significant for Louisiana …
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Mississippi governor taps 4 for Gulf oil spill recovery ideas – nola.com

Bryant said Tuesday that he’s appointing Trudy Fisher, director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, to lead the state group that will make recovery recommendations. Joining her will be Department of Marine Resources director …
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Oil spill dispersant-spraying drill took place without notice, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser complains – nola.com

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser is upset that the parish wasn’t notified before an apparent drill for pilots who would spray dispersants in case of an oil spill. And he doesn’t believe that the planes used during the drill were …
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Some blaming bad shrimping seasons on BP – Abc Local Web

DELCAMBRE, LA (KTRK) — Two years after the BP oil spill, shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico say things have changed for the worse. Some say they’re hesitant to take settlement money from BP because the catch has been so bad the last two years, and they’re …
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Chinese Oil Spill Victims Turn to U.S. Court System to Seek Justice Against ConocoPhillips, announces SmithStag, LLC – StreetInsider.com

HOUSTON, July 2, 2012  /PRNewswire/ — Aware of the on-going legal fight by Louisiana and Gulf Coast fishermen impacted by the 2010 BP Oil Disaster, Chinese fishermen whose livelihood from the Bohai Sea has been destroyed by a massive oil leak caused by …
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US Congress eases way for BP oil spill settlement – Reuters

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress on Friday removed an obstacle to settling legal claims emerging from the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, when it approved a spending plan for the billions of dollars it expects the government to collect.
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Settlement in Gulf Spill Cleanup Dispute – New York Times

During the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, I walked along mucky beaches in Louisiana watching cleanup and rescue crews scrape down the sand and hunt for oil-soaked wildlife. The crews’ effectiveness was questioned at the …
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