Archive for February, 2015

BP Appeals Oil Spill Ruling

February 27th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

Attorneys for BP have filed an appeal regarding U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling on the amount of oil spilled in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. Federal prosecutors had argued that the 87-day oil spill dumped 4.19 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, while BP lawyers claimed that only 2.45 million barrels

BP Oil Spill Linked To Marine Life Deaths

February 18th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

Two separate studies on the effects of the BP oil spill have shown devastating effects on the Gulf Coast’s marine life. A study published in the academic journal PloS One has linked the toxins from the BP oil spill to an “unusual mortality event” in the area’s bottlenose dolphin population. Another study, authored by scientists

A study by scientists at Florida State University showed that as many as 10 million gallons from the 2010 BP oil spill have been found on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Professor Jeff Chanton, the lead author of the study, told reporters that the remnants of the BP oil spill will “affect the