Archive for November, 2015

A letter from 53 House members to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch seeks to stop the oil giant from taking a massive tax deduction on their BP oil spill settlement payments. The letter claims that the company seeks to deduct a portion of its $20.8 billion in BP oil spill settlement payments from its federal

BP Oil Spill Engineer Convicted Of Misdemeanor

November 18th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

Kurt Mix, a BP oil spill engineer who deleted text messages around the same time as the 2010 disaster, was convicted of a single misdemeanor earlier this month. The misdemeanor conviction carries no jail time and no fine. The BP oil spill engineer had previously faced federal charges of obstruction of justice. Federal prosecutors alleged

Researchers at the University of Georgia found that the chemicals used as BP oil spill dispersants inhibited the ability of oil-eating microbes to break down the dangerous hydrocarbons. The study found that Corexit, one of the major BP oil spill dispersants used to break up the spill, inhibited the reproduction of the oil-eating bacteria Marinobacter.

Study: BP Oil Spill Tied To Lower Dolphin Birth Rates

November 4th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

A study published in a British science journal found that the BP oil spill caused “long-lasting” effects on the Gulf Coast dolphin population. The study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Britain, found that bottlenose dolphins in an estuary south of New Orleans suffered from chronic lung diseases and lower