Archive for February, 2016

Study: BP Oil Spill May Damage Coral, Shipwrecks

February 24th, 2016 by Amaro Law Firm

A recent study has shown that crude oil from the BP oil spill, as well as the chemical dispersants used to break up the oil, may have caused severe damage to underwater coral reefs and historic shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. The study, which researchers presented at the American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences conference

BP Oil Spill Trial Starts This Week

February 16th, 2016 by Amaro Law Firm

The federal BP oil spill trial of a rig supervisor is scheduled to begin this week. Jury selection in the trial of rig supervisor Robert Kaluza is underway in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. will oversee the BP oil spill trial, in which Mr. Kaluza is charged with

BP Oil Spill Trial Scope Limited to Four Fatalities

February 10th, 2016 by Amaro Law Firm

A district judge ruled that a BP oil spill trial of a rig supervisor will focus on only four of the eleven fatalities attributed to the 2010 disaster. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. ruled that the deaths of the seven other workers killed in the explosion were not relevant to the BP oil spill

Scientists Meet In Tampa For BP Oil Spill Conference

February 3rd, 2016 by Amaro Law Firm

Hundreds of environmental researchers gathered this week in Tampa, Florida, for a BP oil spill conference. The conference will include nearly 300 oral presentations and more than 200 poster presentations from scientists on the lasting effects of the 2010 disaster. The presentations at the BP oil spill conference will include topics on the causes of