Archive for January, 2016

An environmental activist group filed a complaint seeking to block Alabama officials from using funds from the BP oil spill lawsuit settlement to build a new hotel and convention center complex. Gulf Restoration Network of New Orleans filed a BP oil spill lawsuit in 2014, citing the “shocking misuse” of funds earmarked for wetland restoration.

The environmentalist group SkyTruth used satellite imagery to determine the extent of the BP oil spill, even as company officials under-reported the spill’s effects to both the press and government agencies. The analysis of the satellite photos showed that the flow rate of the BP oil spill was as much as 60 times more than

BP Oil Spill Study Examines Pollutants

January 13th, 2016 by Amaro Law Firm

A new study into the effects of the BP oil spill will determine the presence and concentration of various toxic chemicals that still remain in the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers at the University of Central Florida will track the presence of chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have been linked to cancer and

CEO: BP Oil Spill Was “Near-Death” Experience

January 6th, 2016 by Amaro Law Firm

In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, the chief executive officer of the troubled oil giant called the 2010 BP oil spill a “near-death experience” for the company. BP CEO Bob Dudley told the BBC that the company had to sell off more than $45 billion in assets to cover the costs of the