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Group sues Interior Department over deep-sea well permits

Group sues Interior Department over deep-sea well permits

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group sued the Interior Department on Wednesday for what it called the “fast track” permitting of potentially dangerous oil and natural gas wells in offshore waters. The action came on the sixth anniversary of the nation’s largest offshore oil spill. The federal lawsuit, filed by the California-based Center for Biological Diversity in Washington, D.C., ...

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At a glance: Settlement is latest milestone after BP spill

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge gave his final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over BP’s massive 2010 oil spill. Here’s a look at some of the legal milestones since a deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 workers and led to millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico: ...

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TransCanada says spill forces shut down of Keystone pipeline

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FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says the Keystone pipeline will likely remain shut down for the rest of the week while officials investigate an apparent oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. Oil was discovered on a 300-square-foot area in a ditch near a Freeman-area pump station. About 100 workers are at the site removing soil and determining the location ...

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Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge ruled that BP does not have to pay for economic losses other businesses suffered when the federal government shut down deep-water drilling in the wake of BP’s catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans issued his ruling late Thursday. The Obama administration imposed ...

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Gov. Edwards budget plan at odds with lawsuit settlement

BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to redirect Gulf oil spill recovery money to rebalance this year’s budget appears to conflict with a legal settlement the state struck two years ago, aimed at ending a lawsuit over Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund. Edwards wants to steer $200 million Louisiana is receiving this year from BP PLC, compensation for ...

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Company sues feds over funds for decade-old Gulf oil leak

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The company responsible for a continuing oil leak that began a decade ago in the Gulf of Mexico is suing the federal government to recover more than $400 million that the company set aside for work to end the leak. New Orleans-based Taylor Energy Company’s lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, says ...

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Anadarko ordered to pay $159.5 million fine for 2010 Gulf spill

A federal judge ordered Anadarko Petroleum Corp to pay a $159.5 million civil fine reflecting its stake in the Gulf of Mexico well whose 2010 blowout caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. In a decision on Monday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans said Anadarko was not at fault for the spill. But he said the company’s ...

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Attorney, six others indicted in oil spill fraud case

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GULFPORT — A Texas attorney and six others have been indicted on fraud charges involving BP money distributed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The indictment, unsealed Thursday morning, lists as defendants Mikal C. Watts, principal partner in the law firm of Guerra and Craft Watts, and two of his employees. They are his brother, David Watts, and Wynter Lee. ...

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A readiness test: What if oil spewed into Great Lakes?

ST. IGNACE — Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge, the U.S. Coast Guard and several other federal, state and local agencies took to the waters of the Great Lakes Thursday in boats big and small, testing their preparedness and capabilities to contain what many consider as the worst of nightmare scenarios for the Great Lakes: a leak in Enbridge’s Line 5 ...

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