Posts Tagged ‘BP oil spill’

BP oil spill leaves Rhode Island-sized ring on bottom of Gulf floor

GULF OF MEXICO — The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of […] [...]

Close vote expected on proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The vote to finance construction of a minor league baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi is expected Tuesday after a public hearing and it’s expected to be close. The state contributed a $15 million grant from BP to build the stadium. The council now must decide if the city should back a […] [...]

Appeals court hears BP challenge on oil spill claims

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP PLC is being forced to pay inflated and even “fictitious” claims to businesses because of the way a court-appointed administrator is making payments from a legal settlement following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an attorney for the oil giant said Monday. Ted Olson made the arguments […] [...]

Gulfport engineer enjoys rich ‘retirement’ of fishing, writing, film making

“Why do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?” Ernest Hemingway, “The Old Man and the Sea” At 62, Frank Wilem is still far from retirement especially in spirit. Consultant, motivational speaker, author, fisherman, diver and filmmaker are just some of the many titles that Wilem proudly wears as the […] [...]

Hood: “Feinberg is BP”

JACKSON- Miss. Attorney General Jim Hood announces his office has filed a petition with the Court to force the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and its administrator, Ken Feinberg to obey a previous subpoena regarding certain documents relevant to an investigation of the 2010 BP oil spill claims process. [...]

Death on the half-shell: Flood could kill 90 percent of state’s oysters

Another major disaster is facing Mississippi, and this one could totally wipe out Mississippi’s oysters. If that happens it could be months — perhaps years — before another oyster is harvested in Mississippi waters. >>>SEE COMPLETE STORY<<< [...]

USM Oil Spill Study

HATTIESBURG- Brian Richard, director of the Center for Community and Economic Development at Southern Miss, talks with MBJ-TV about his ongoing study of the economic impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. [...]

Official: Gov’t won’t end drilling ban off Fla.

by Published: December 1,2010

Tags: BP oil spill, off-shore drilling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Obama administration won’t allow any new oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least the next seven years because of the BP oil spill, a senior administration official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The area that includes the waters off Florida’s coast had been considered for drilling […] [...]

Phone pic saved Gulf from weeks of oil gushing

by Published: November 23,2010

Tags: BP oil spill

WASHINGTON — A single picture from a cell phone camera may have saved the Gulf of Mexico from a few more weeks – if not months – of oil gushing from the BP well. A new study from the presidential oil spill commission describes the behind-the-scenes, excruciating tension and mistakes behind the three-month effort to […] [...]

White House: We didn’t withhold oil spill info

by Published: October 7,2010

Tags: BP oil spill, oil spill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is pushing back against accusations that the administration blocked government scientists from telling the public just how bad the BP oil spill could become. Press secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House never tried to withhold “the most accurate and timely information” on the amount of oil spilling into […] [...]

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