Archive for July, 2014

BP Oil Spill E-Mails Target Houston Officials

July 30th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

Thousands of BP oil spill e-mails have been sent to Harris County and City of Houston officials requesting that they drop their pending lawsuit against the petroleum giant. The e-mail recipients included officials and staffers with the Harris County Attorney’s Office. Attorneys for the city and county are seeking millions in damages from lost tax

BP Oil Spill Dispersants Linger In Environment

July 28th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

The chemical agents used as dispersants in the BP oil spill disaster have not evaporated as quickly as scientists had hoped, according to a new study. A recent paper published in the scientific journal “Environment Science and Technology Letters” showed that the BP oil spill dispersants used to break down the toxic hydrocarbons are still

BP Oil Spill Story To Be Feature Film

July 15th, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

Entertainment giants Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Participant Media have announced that they will produce a feature film based on the story of the BP oil spill. The script will be based on “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour”, a New York Times artcile written by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. The producers have announced that

BP Oil Spill Victims Receive Medical Payouts

July 2nd, 2014 by Amaro Law Firm

The first hundred of over 10,000 medical claims filed by BP oil spill victims have been paid out this week. Residents and cleanup workers across the Gulf Coast have filed claims related to adverse health effects from the 2010 oil spill, and now the oil giant has started the payout process after more than a