Posts Tagged ‘BP’

December 7, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Published: December 7,2012

Tags: BP, oil spill, Politics, ricky nobile

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Not enough eligible businesses are filing for BP oil spill settlements

Billions of dollars have been set aside by oil giant BP Oil to compensate businesses damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t have to be in the seafood business or even a business on the Coast to qualify. Businesses throughout the state that show a pattern of less […] [...]

Not enough eligible businesses are filing for BP oil spill settlements

by Published: November 23,2012

Tags: BP, Gulf oil claims, oil spill litigation

Billions of dollars have been set aside by oil giant BP Oil to compensate businesses damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t have to be in the seafood business or even a business on the Coast to qualify. Businesses throughout the state that show a pattern of less […] [...]

Study: Dispersants may have hurt Gulf food chain

A study on possible effects of the 2010 BP oil spill indicates dispersants may have killed plankton — some of the ocean’s tiniest plants and creatures — and disrupted the food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the nation’s richest seafood grounds. Scientists who read the study said it points toward major future […] [...]

Gulf shrimpers battling over turtle rules

LAFITTE, La. — Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened. By next March the federal government wants about 2,435 shrimp boats — most run by mom-and-pop operations […] [...]

BP’s plan for drilling in the Gulf is approved

by Published: October 22,2011

Tags: BP, Deepwater Horizon, gulf of mexico, new york times

HOUSTON — The Obama administration on Friday took another step toward allowing BP to return to the Gulf of Mexico, approving the first oil drilling plan for the company there since the explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon rig more than a year ago. According to The New York Times, it was another sign that […] [...]

Cartoons – June 20, 2011

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Center for Justice aids spill victims

Many BP oil disaster victims, like shrimp and oyster harvesters, have turned in claims paperwork to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, only to have it rejected due to inadequate documentation. Many don’t have the financial resources to hire private lawyers and some may also lack the educational background to be able to handle the paperwork […] [...]

Casino worker claims getting second look

Moak hopeful Feinberg appointee has better grasp of industry Casino workers who have had their oil spill claims denied by BP’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility may see their fortunes turn over the next couple of weeks. In November, the Mississippi Business Journal spoke to a casino worker on the Coast who also worked part-time for […] [...]

BP oil disaster

Deepwater Horizon gaff, which killed 11, had economic impact on Mississippi Coast as well as national and international politics On April 20, Mississippians learned that the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 50 miles south of the Louisiana Coast had exploded costing 11 lives. While tragic, it seemed far away from […] [...]

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