Category Archives: BP Spill

Man-Made Disasters: The BP Oil Spill and Obamacare

It is always a good idea to study ones mistakes so as to avoid repeating them. In that light, we will compare and contrast the two man-made disasters will shape the legacy of the Obama Administration: BP’s Macondo oil spill … Continue reading

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BP Engineer Kurt Mix and the ‘Ham Sandwich’ Indictment

On May 2, 2012, just over two years after the catastrophic explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix was indicted on felony charges. Mix’s deletion of of text messages and voicemails from his cell phone, … Continue reading

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Energy Week in Review

And what a momentous week it was: State Department issues its environmental report on the Keystone XL Pipeline. White House energy advisor warns of Sequester-related permitting delays. Trial of BP, Transocean and Halliburton begins in New Orleans. Shell suspends Arctic … Continue reading

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Chemical Safety Board Subpoenas Black Elk re: the West Delta 32 Explosion and Fire

We mourn the loss of life and pray for the missing worker. We wish the injured a speedy recovery. I am dismayed by a new development: U.S. board issues subpoena on offshore platform blast (Reuters) – A U.S. industrial accident … Continue reading

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BP Reported Close to Settlement With U.S. Over Gulf Spill – NYTimes.com #rsrh

BP Reported Close to Settlement With U.S. Over Gulf Spill November 15, 2012 “LONDON — BP, the British oil company, is expected to agree to criminal liability on Thursday in the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two … Continue reading

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I Told You So Part DCCXXI: Bacteria ate ~60% of BP Spill’s oil #rsrh

Research indicates bacteria broke down majority of Gulf oil spill “According to an assessment spearheaded by Rochester’s John Kessler, as much as 200,000 tons or more of oil and natural gas might have been consumed, leaving only around two-fifths of … Continue reading

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One more big oil spill, and LA will be on Easy Street! #rsrh

Oil spill settlement process has been a major economic engine for Louisiana, Lafayette lawyer claims After less than a month at the helm of Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement claims, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau surveyed his huge operation and … Continue reading

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S. Baldwin v. K. Costner in oil-cleanup lawsuit. #rsrh #rootforinjuries

Costner, Baldwin in court over oil cleanup devices Actors Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin opened a real-life legal drama on Monday as jury selection began in a trial over Baldwin’s claims that Costner cheated him out of his share of … Continue reading

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First arrest in BP spill case. #rsrh

Shackles and handcuffs seem like unnecessary theatrics. And it’s not about a negligent well design or the proximate cause of the spill, it’s about the amount of the fine. From the Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA): But the case against [former … Continue reading

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BP Spill: Still Hyping After All These Years

All these years? Poetic license. It’s been two years since the disastrous explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Eleven rig workers were killed in a valiant but failed attempt to control BP’s Macondo well located 50 miles off the … Continue reading

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