Deepwater Horizon

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    April 22, 2011

    BP Pays $100 Million Forward on Earth Day

    ​Just in time for Earth Day 2011, BP has announced they will give $100 million to five of the Gulf States following last year's Deepwater Horizon explosion. As part of their agreement to put $1 billion toward Gulf restoration projects, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida will r ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Transocean Execs to Donate Their Bonuses, Sort of

    ​Earlier this week we mentioned the publicity trouble that Transocean, the company behind the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last April, killing 11 and spilling millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, had gotten into by declaring 2010 the "best safety year ever!" ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Transocean, Firm Behind Exploding Gulf Rig, Gives Execs Bonuses for 'Best Safety Year'

    The explosion of Deepwater Horizon​As we head toward the one-year anniversary of the start of the BP spill in the Gulf (that was April 20, 2010, in case you've forgotten), it's almost as though we've completely forgotten about that old oil spill in the Gulf. Out of sight, out of mind! BP is pe ... More >>

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    October 24, 2010

    Oil in the Gulf is Not Quite Gone

    ​Though the Louisiana oil spill has all but faded from the public consciousness, fishermen in the region have reportedly discovered "miles-long strings of weathered oil," despite the U.S. Coast Guard claims that little more could be done in terms of clean-up. The local Times-Picayune has a jar ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Update: Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf

    via WAFB​Not even kidding, though we wish we were. An offshore oil rig owned by Mariner Energy exploded this morning west of the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, about 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay along the central Louisiana coast. Update: CNN reports that according to Louisian ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Sniffing Out Oil in Gulf Shrimp

    As if choosing which seafood to buy wasn't enough of a minefield already, we found ourselves in Whole Foods this weekend contemplating the pink pile of wild Gulf shrimp and wondering whether to trust the sign that claimed the crustaceans were perfectly safe. Some fisheries in the Gulf are still open ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Top Chef: 'I'm More Than a Vuitton Bag'

    Bravo​Morning in the Top Chef household this week means 10 seconds of obligatory mourning for Tracey and Arnold's happy conclusion that after last week's challenge, "I guess the grill is my friend." But there's no time for introspection, because soon, the chefs have more pressing concerns: mak ... More >>

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    June 27, 2010

    Susan Spicer, New Orleans Chef, Sticks It to British Petroleum

    ​Famed New Orleans chef and cook book author Susan Spicer has filed a class action lawsuit against British Petroleum, Halliburton, and Transocean, Ltd. Entered in New Orleans Federal Court, the suit asks for both compensatory and punitive damages - as yet unspecified -- for the harm that has r ... More >>

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    June 19, 2010

    BP Chief Tony Hayward is Attending a Yacht Race; Now Everyone's Really Mad

    ​For Tony Hayward, after dealing with the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history every day for 60 days, it's vacation time. He's currently attending a yacht race around England's Isle of Wight, where his 52-foot boat named "Bob" is participating. "He's spending a few hours with his family ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    BP Agrees to Create $20 Billion Cleanup Fund; Oil Spill Estimate Now at 60,000 Barrels per Day

    ​In today's meeting at the White House, BP has "tentatively" agreed to create a $20 billion fund to pay claims for the oil spill, now being called "the worst in American history," reports the New York Times. Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the 9/11 victims compensation fund, will run this one as ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    The Other Gulf Oil Rig Quietly Spilling Right Now: Explained and Exposed

    ​Here's a strange one: a filing by Ben Raines at the Alabama Press-Register on Monday evening shows up online with a headline announcing "Another Gulf oil spill: Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30." Some bloggers may have noted it. But why aren't we hearing anything ... More >>