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Second Study Confirms BP Spill Responsible for Dolphin Deaths

Another study has been released confirming that the 2010 oil spill is responsible for the increase in dolphin deaths in the Gulf. U.S. scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have confirmed that dolphins suffering from lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, and other health issues are consistent with exposure to oil. Lori Schwake, lead […]

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BP’s Back-Pedaling and ‘Woe is Me’ Tactics Reach New Low in Campaign to Cheat the True Victims of Oil Disaster

BP’s misinformation campaign has taken “twisting the facts to suit one’s needs” to a whole new level. The corporate giant is now cherry-picking claims that were paid per the very formulas BP stated should govern the Settlement Program, and claiming now that such payments were inappropriate and that such claimants were undeserving of the monies […]

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While Settlement Framework is Solid, Appeals Court Asks Presiding Judge to Broaden Policy Review

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a clarifying Order yesterday, directing Judge Barbier to broaden his review on remand to include the “causation” provision of the BP Settlement Agreement as he considers what “policy changes”, if any, should be made to the Settlement Program. The appellate court ruling essentially states that the District Court […]

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Latest From Bloomberg Businessweek-Oil Spill Judge ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by BP

BP has really irritated Judge Carl Barbier this time. From his courtroom in New Orleans, Barbier presides over the multifaceted litigation concerning the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He has sole discretion over a series of decisions determining whether BP (BP)‘s liability bill from that disaster will total several additional billions of dollars or […]