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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010)

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  • NC man charged with making false BP oil spill relief claims

    A North Carolina man has been charged with filing $2.3 million in false compensation claims following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Michael R. Rosella of Wilmington was arrested by federal authorities Monday and charged with one count of mail...
  • We know the drill, and don't like it

    The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Feb. 20: As a federal judge determines how many billions BP should pay for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration is pushing a troubling plan to allow...
  • Federal charges filed against Duke Energy

    RALEIGH, N.C. Federal prosecutors Friday filed criminal charges against Duke Energy for illegal discharges from ash ponds across North Carolina, including near Charlotte and Raleigh and in Rockingham County, where a massive spill a year ago triggered...
  • Obama plan betrays promise to wean Americans from fossil fuels

    The Obama administration just released a new offshore oil and gas drilling plan, to be finalized after public comment. It includes proposals for opening areas 50 miles offshore along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia, and new portions of...
  • BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach

    BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach
    Microbes in beach sand apparently gobbled up a lot of oil washed ashore from the 2010 BP oil spill, but that assault altered the microbial population, leaving it less functionally diverse, according to a new study. Among the declines from the oil...
  • Feb. 19 Letters: Offshore drilling, redistricting

    Re: "Our path to drilling." Your Feb. 5 editorial states that "the Obama administration did little to tighten regulations" in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf. You further...
  • Ash spill could cost Duke Energy $100 million

    RALEIGH, N.C. Duke Energy expects to pay $100 million to resolve a federal criminal grand jury investigation of its coal ash management, the company said in an earnings report Wednesday. The grand jury in Raleigh began investigating about one year ago,...
  • Transocean CEO steps down as company slashes dividend by 80%

    Transocean CEO steps down as company slashes dividend by 80%
    In more fallout from slumping oil prices, the chief executive of Transocean, a company associated with the Deepwater Horizon explosion, is stepping down, the firm announced Monday. Steven Newman took the helm of the company in March 2010, a month before...
  • BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins

    BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins
    In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts. Its latest effort...
  • NASA Wallops concerned with potential offshore drilling

    Twenty days after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill rocked the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the U.S. Department of Interior canceled the proposed sale of a gas and oil drilling lease, Lease 220, off Virginia's coast. Almost five years later, the possibility...
  • Pumped up about gas for $1.50 a gallon

    Pumped up about gas for $1.50 a gallon
    Gassing up the car made my day. It cost less than $28 to fill up the Lexus on Friday. In June, I paid more than $55 to fill the tank. With worldwide crude oil prices still tumbling, South Florida will see gasoline prices dip below $2 this month,...