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Oilspills often take a deadly toll on fish, shellfish, and other marine life, particularly if many fish eggs or larvae are exposed to oil. Shrimp and oyster fisheries along the Louisiana coast were among early casualties of the BP Deepwater Horizon oilspill.

I would like my lifeback." BP's clumsy response to oilspill threatens to make a bad situation worse.

Oilspills are leakages or spillage of petroleum and their byproducts into the environment

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP announced Monday that the U.S. Coast Guard is ending its clean-up effort along the shorelines of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and transitioning the area back to the National Response Center. Yet not everyone is convinced the...

BP revealed Monday it has so far spent two billion dollars on the Gulf of Mexico oilspill, after an internal BP document suggested the gusher might be spewing far faster than initially feared. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the embattled British energy giant said its costs to date...

Hayward’s “lifeback” gaffe was not the first by the plain- speaking and press-shy geologist at the helm of the oil giant. On May 18, he told Britain’s Sky

BP (BritishPetroleum at the time) “owned a controlling interest in the Alaska oil industry consortium that was required to

Monday's papers assess the political and economic impact of the BPoilspill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP is facing increasing criticism over the oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest public relations gaffe came from the company’s CEO Tony Hayward.

This spill is in many ways an expected result of the path we have chosen. Given the declining stocks of easy-access oil, our addiction is forcing

BP confirms that chief executive Tony Hayward will leave his post by mutual agreement in October, but he is

The news for BP out of the Gulf of Mexico has been grim since April 10, 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon rig pumping oil off the coast of Louisiana exploded in flames, killing 11 workers and starting the worst offshore oilspill in U.S. history. Since then, it has lost case after case in federal courts, from the...

The biggest offshore oilspill in American history began on April 20, 2010, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

"The oilspill was ultimately contained when the well was capped on July 15, 2010.”

Finally, after three months of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the busted Deepwater Horizon

The spill created an oil slick measuring 270 square miles, contaminating 180 miles of coastland. More than 15,000 sea birds and enormous numbers of aquatic animals were killed before the spill was finally contained. Toxic solvent-based cleaning agents were used by Royal Navy vessels to try to...

But during the BPoilspill, they were also injected straight into the Macondo wellhead, the source of

Almost 2 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and caused the gigantic BPoilspill which released over 200 million gallons of

BP CEO Tony Hayward says he’s really motivated. He really wants to get this disastrous oil leak in the Gulf Coast plugged. After all, that’s the only way

By stressing the word 'British', the Obama administration, whose own role in the oilspill is also subject to critical scrutiny, has chosen to present America's worst environmental disaster as being foreign, specifically British, inflicted. This week President Obama even compared the spill to the 9/11 attacks...

NEW ORLEANS -- Two employees of the Britishoil giant BP have been indicted on manslaughter charges in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil rig blowout that killed 11 workers. A third executive was charged with lying to authorities about his work estimating the rate oil was flowing during the disaster.

The spill would have been a disaster all by itself, but it's the mismanagement by BP that gets it on the list. CEO Tony Hayward managed to come off like a complete twat through the recovery process, complaining that he "just wanted hislifeback" as paparazzi were documenting the absured...

In the company's "Regional OilSpill Response Plan, Gulf of Mexico" — a document that tragically ignores the possibility of an event resembling the current spill — BP lists walruses as one of the "Sensitive Biological Resources" in the Gulf. As most average second-graders know, the blubbery...

The BPoil spil seems to finally be over. The most recent "static kill" plan has stopped up the well permanently, and BP is set to pour concrete into the well opening itself. Government officials also estimate that 76%(!) of the oil has been cleaned up or has naturally dissipated …

The devastating news spread far and wide as the worst oilspill in American history. 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana, BritishPetroleum’s oil drilling rig

Market projections for BP's oilspill liabilities range anywhere from $20 billion to $100 billion. The most commonly referenced estimate is a $37 billion estimate from Credit Suisse. Accounting standards mandate that BP provide an estimate for its liabilities, but the accounting rules provide leeway for a...

The third and final phase of the civil trial against BP opened on Tuesday. The last segment will determine the amount of fines BP will pay in the 2010 oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP’s current chief executive, Tony Hayward, has consistently tried to distance himself from the track record of his predecessor, Lord John Browne, who

Hayward was forced out of BP in 2010 as a scapegoat for the disastrous Macondo oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico, which has cost the company billions of dollars in payments and tarnished its reputation. He was denigrated for how he expressed his desire to get the oilspill behind him: “I’d like my lifeback...

BPoilspill aftermath - learn about the effects of the Gulf oilspill and the chemical dispersants used for the cleanup seven months after the disaster.

The scale of the BPoilspill can be hard to take in. Now, five months on, these shocking figures reveal the extent of the devastation.

BP announced last July that it had drawn a line under the total costs for the spill, putting the total for

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