Obama Proposes New Regulations on Offshore Drilling

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Earlier this week, the Obama administration proposed a set of new rules for offshore drilling, nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed regulations come from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and are improvements to rules and notices that were issued immediately following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. “These …

BP Settles All Criminal Claims

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BP will pay $4 billion over five years to resolve all of the federal criminal charges in relation to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.  Additionally, they have also agreed to pay $525 million over three years to resolve the claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  BP announced the decision on November 15th.  It is still subject to …

Obama Establishes New Strategy for Final Restoration of the Gulf

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The final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration of the Gulf Coast was released on December 5, 2011.  The strategy was announced by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force at the 2011 State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit in Houston, TX.  The announcement was made by Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator and Task Force Chair, along with Task …

Signs of Responses to Oil Spill in Gulf Fish

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Fernando Galvez and Andrew Whitehead, two professors at Louisiana State University, are leading a research team studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the fish living in Louisiana marshes.  The study is partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and is being published in the journal Proceedings of the …