Archive for December, 2015

According to an article by consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, a gas leak in Southern California could be the worst environmental disaster since the 2010 BP oil spill. The article includes details about a leak in an underground natural gas pipe near the town of Porter Ranch. The gas leak has been cited as the cause

BP Files Motion To Dismiss BP Oil Spill Lawsuits

December 23rd, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

Attorneys with the troubled oil company filed a motion last week asking that a federal judge dismiss any BP oil spill lawsuits related to a 2010 moratorium on drilling. The BP oil spill lawsuits claim that the six-month moratorium, which ran from May to December of 2010, cost hundreds of oil field workers their jobs

Mexican Group Files BP Oil Spill Lawsuit

December 17th, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

Attorneys for a non-governmental organization in Mexico are filing a class action BP oil spill lawsuit seeking damages related to the 2010 disaster. The group launched the suit against two American and two Mexican subsidiaries of the oil giant this week. The Mexican group’s BP oil spill lawsuit seeks compensation for the cleanup efforts along

Anadarko Fined $159M For BP Oil Spill Role

December 2nd, 2015 by Amaro Law Firm

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier announced that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. would face fines of $159 million for its part in the 2010 BP oil spill. As part-owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the company could have faced fines of up to $3.5 billion, or $1,100 per barrel spilled during the BP oil spill disaster.