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BP Oil Spill Update

In case you haven’t heard, the BP Oil Spill really did happen. Thousands of people are still suffering because of massive amounts of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Even though the major news media found the story a bit boring once the leak was actually plugged, it’s important that we continue to keep ourselves updated on what’s going on in the Gulf.

Solutions for Future Spills

Although a moratorium was enacted to disable new deepwater oil rigs, it may be lifted even before we have come up with an actual solution to deepwater oil spills. Exxon Mobil Inc.… Continue reading

BP’s Problems Are More Than 6 Inches Deep

BP keeps shooting itself in the foot with bad decisions and shady practices, even at a time when they have the opportunity to quickly strive for public trust. From its already backed-up victim compensation program to its regulations regarding public beach accessibility, BP continues to try and take blame for the Gulf Oil Spill without actually dealing with the full repercussions.

In a supposedly generous offer by BP, attorney Kenneth Feinberg has decided that BP will not be subtracting the funds paid to BP clean-up crews from their victim compensation for the damages from the spill. In other words, BP… Continue reading

BP Blowout Preventer Recovered for Investigation

BP’s defective blowout preventer (BOP) was lifted by crane to the surface over the weekend, but the real work has only just begun.

 

The blowout preventer will be transferred to a NASA facility in Louisiana where it will be dissected and investigated for reasons behind its failure that lead to the worst oil spill in world history.

The device weighs approximately 300 tons, stands about 50 feet high, and took just under 30 hours to lift to the surface.

Deconstructing the blowout preventer will be a hefty task and the investigation could take up to three months. Although corporations, business owners,… Continue reading