Posts Tagged ‘BP’
An ex-British Petroleum (BP) worker is accusing his former employer of manipulating gas prices. Drew Sickinger, BP’s former head of gas liquids trading, is suing the gas giant, claiming that the company fired him so that it could manipulate the market and gouge prices, according to Bloomberg. The suit doesn’t. . .
The U.S. Justice Department is ramping up its rhetoric against BP PLC for the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, describing in new court papers examples of what it calls “gross negligence and willful misconduct.” The court filing is the sharpest position yet taken by the U.S.. . .
Washington lawmakers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) teamed up on Thursday to introduce legislation designed to stop subsidies to the oil, coal and natural gas industries, preserving an estimated $110 billion over the next ten years. The measure, End Polluter Welfare Act, would do away with. . .
The repercussions of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred two years ago is rearing its ugly head once again. New evidence has surfaced highlighting seafood deformities found in recent catches. Eyeless shrimp, and lesioned fish are being found in nets. Biologists are claiming that. . .
Research by East Carolina University has confirmed that oil from the April 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico did reach the ocean’s food chain. The ECU researchers worked with colleagues at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Oregon. . .
According to a new study, “Seafood Contamination After the BP Gulf Oil Spill and Risks to Vulnerable Populations,” suggests that following the BP oil spill the FDA underestimated the cancer risk from contaminants that can accumulate in seafood. The study was sponsored by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and. . .
A new government report issued by The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force calls for coastal states to work together to restore key elements of the gulf Of Mexico. The task force was established by President Obama after the BP Deepwater Gulf oil spill. The report sought to pinpoint the. . .
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 253-166 in favor of removing barriers to companies seeking to drill for oil in offshore areas. The approved bill would give the Environmental Protection Agency six months to decide on air pollution permits for offshore rigs or platforms exploring for oil. It also limits. . .
Shell Oil plans on applying for permits to drill up to five exploratory wells off Alaska’s shore next year. The company will seek permission to drill two wells in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s north shore and three in the Chukchi Sea off the state’s northwest shore in 2012. They’re. . .
BP and other companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill have asked a federal judge to dismiss claims filed by businesses and individuals who have been injured by the spill disaster. BP and rig owner Transocean filed their motions for dismissal this past Monday. There are currently 300 plus. . .
The most endangered species of crane in the world will be reintroduced in a Louisiana conservation area more than 60 years after the birds’ numbers dwindled down to near zero. The release of 10 whooping cranes will become a milestone event for the Gulf Coast. The entire Gulf Coast population. . .
One of the most closely watched indicators for the state of the energy industry is an annual report that BP publishes. The BP Annual Energy Outlook that was recently released has some very interesting future tidbits about where we are headed in energy consumption. BP looks at economically developed nations. . .
Two hundred and twenty five miles worth of plastic boom material used to soak up the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is being repurposed into GM’s plug in electric Chevy Volt. General Motors announced this past Monday that it will begin using more than 100,000 pounds of. . .
The environmental carnage wrought by the BP Gulf oil spill is becoming a little clearer, University of Georgia Professor Samantha Joye is leading a team of scientists to investigate how much oil is left on the ocean floor and what its effect has been on marine life. Professor Joye’s team. . .