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Oil Spill Commission Final Report Blames Deepwater Disaster On 'Systemic Failures'
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by Gregg Lawson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The presidential commission appointed to study the Deepwater Horizon disaster concludes in its final report that the Macondo well blowout can be traced to a series of mistakes by numerous parties "that reveal such systemic failures... Read More

Judge Won't Let Sierra Club Join Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A federal magistrate judge won't allow the Sierra Club to join a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against BP and other companies over last year's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Judge Sally Shushan said in her... Read More

Texas Sues Feds Over Offshore Drilling Ban
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The Texas attorney general sued the Obama administration Wednesday over its new deep-water offshore drilling moratorium, claiming it is unjustified and federal officials did not contact the state before issuing the ban. Attorney General... Read More

New Guidelines Could Rule Out Many Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A flower shop in Florida that saw a drop-off in weddings this summer is probably out of luck. So is a restaurant in Idaho that had to switch seafood suppliers. A hardware store on the Mississippi coast may be left out, too. The latest guidelines... Read More

Obama Demands Thorough Probe From Oil Spill Panel
Posted on 2 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) President Barack Obama gave the leaders of an independent commission investigating the Gulf oil spill marching orders Tuesday to thoroughly examine the disaster and its causes to ensure that the nation never faces such a catastrophe... Read More

Day Of Remembrance: 1 Year After Gulf Oil Disaster
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Relatives flew over Gulf of Mexico waters on Wednesday where 11 oil rig workers died a year ago, residents gathered in quiet prayer vigils onshore and President Barack Obama vowed to hold BP and others accountable for "the painful... Read More

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Process Coming Under Fire
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) President Barack Obama vowed during a White House speech last June that the $20 billion he helped coax out of BP for an oil spill compensation fund would take care of victims "as quickly, as fairly and as transparently as possible... Read More

Panel: BP Faulted Oil Rig Cement Work Years Before Gulf Blowout
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Oil company BP had identified problems with work by its cement company long before the massive Gulf oil well blowout, which investigations have blamed on cement failing at the bottom of the hole, a presidential panel investigating... Read More

Number Of Residents Denied BP Compensation Money Up Sharply
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - (AP) Denied claims for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims are rising dramatically because of a flood of new filings coming in without proper documentation or with no proof at all, the head of the $20 billion BP fund said Monday. Some... Read More

Obama: BP Agrees To $20B Fund; Chairman Apologizes
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement Wednesday on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the giant British company's chairman apologized to America for the... Read More

Judge Halts Oil, Gas Development On Chukchi Sea
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday stopped companies from developing oil and gas wells on billions of dollars in leases off Alaska's northwest coast, saying the federal government failed to follow environmental law before it sold... Read More

Court Rejects Bid To Restore Drilling Moratorium
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the federal government's effort to restore an offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, opening the door to resumed drilling in the Gulf while the legal fight continues. The ruling is not... Read More