Posts Tagged ‘Deepwater Horizon’

Appeals court hearing BP challenge on spill claims

by Published: July 8,2013

Tags: BP, Deepwater Horizon, Mississippi, oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court is hearing BP’s bid to challenge what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses claiming they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lawyers for BP and Gulf Coast businesses and residents began arguments Monday before a three-judge panel […] [...]

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 […] [...]

AP photographer describes Gulf oil spill then, now

ON THE BARATARIA BAY, La. — I had been taking pictures of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for about a month before I made my first visit to Cat Island on May 22, 2010. I will never forget what I saw there. Noisy brown pelicans were flying around and swimming in […] [...]

Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regs

JACKSON — Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi’s coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. The […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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. [...]

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 […] [...]

Harper On Energy

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper speaks to the 2010 annual business meeting of the U.S. Oil & Gas Association at the King Edward Hotel in Jackson. [...]

Wiesenburg named research VP at USM

Dr. Denis Wiesenburg, a seasoned researcher and oceanographer, assumes his new role at the University of Southern Mississippi as vice president of research at a time when the university is extensively involved in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. He has worked on five oil spills during his […] [...]

Despite gusher, Gulf Coast open for business

For Laura Allen, the waiting is the hardest part. An employee at Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Allen booked a condo on the Alabama Gulf Coast months ago, well before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that is still spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As her refund deadline approached, she agonized over whether or not […] [...]

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