Residents wishing to learn more about how federal and state officials plan to spend about $26.6 million in funds arising from the BP oil spill will get a chance to have their questions answered — and their voices heard — next week.
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MOBILE, Alabama — Almost four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and researchers are still grappling with the after effects of the untold amount of the substance left behind in the Gulf of Mexico.
A group of scientists will meet in Mobile beginning Sunday to discuss some of the latest research concerning the environmental disaster.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Halliburton manager was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Five people who claimed they lost money because of the 2010 oil spill have been sentenced for filing fraudulent claims.
The US Department of Justice says they falsely inflated their income as employees of Hooters of Pensacola Beach.
Hotel/convention project at Gulf State Park is a perfect use of NRDA oil spill money (Opinion from Bob Higgins) | AL.comThursday, January 9th, 2014
The Coastal Resiliency Coalition fully supports the Gulf State Park Enhancement Project as a very proper use of NRDA (Natural Resource Damage Assessment) funds.
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(AP)Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a federal probe of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill claim juror misconduct tainted the guilty verdict and warrants a new trial.
The lawyer for the former BP engineer convicted of obstructing the investigation into the Gulf oil spill is asking the court for more time to appeal his conviction.
The lawyer for Kurt Mix is asking for a week extension of the January 2nd deadline set for filing a request for a new trial or for acquittal.
MOBILE, Ala.– Project Rebound initially began after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill when BP funds were dispersed to various projects as recompense for the disaster. Geared toward mental health, Project Rebound was given $10 million in August of 2012, and those funds have lasted until this year.
Dec 24 (Reuters) – BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to require businesses seeking to recover money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to provide proof that their economic losses were caused by the disaster.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A former BP drilling engineer has been convicted of one charge that he deleted text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal probe of the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A jury acquitted him of a second charge.
It’s the next step in bringing millions of dollars to our area for oil spill recovery. The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource trustees today released a plan that dedicates $627 million to restoration projects. The money is divided among the five Gulf Coast states. Louisiana is getting the most, $340 million. Florida gets $105 million. Alabama will receive $93.7 million, Nearly $69 million will go to Mississippi and and Texas will get $18 million.
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OKALOOSA COUNTY – In the summer of 2010, all eyes were on the Gulf as the massive BP oil spill made its way toward Northwest Florida. Now, a major study on the path of oil spills is going on in Okaloosa County. “If you come for a beach walk at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island, you’ll notice a couple of new signs, warning of submerged objects. It’s equipment for a University of Miami study on the paths of oil spills.”
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Florida Department of Environmental Protection is expected to announce millions of dollars worth of additional proposed projects that will be funded with the BP early restoration dollars.
DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr . and local and state public officials are expected to release the list of projects, including several for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, during a press conference in Panama City Friday morning.
Those reading the New York Times will undoubtedly notice the full page ad BP took out in the paper calling out by name The Gulf Settlement Program for accepting a claim from an adult escort service. According to the ad, their tax returns from 2007-2010 were dated 2012 and unsigned. The service was awarded more than $173,000. BP says they’ll fight against these types of claims and focus just on those affected. Tracy Redding owns Triple-A Charters and was more than just a little affected.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly a year after energy giant BP cut a deal to a resolve a criminal investigation of its role in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a jury is set to hear the Justice Department’s case against a former company employee accused of trying to stymie the federal investigation.
NEW ORLEANS – Late Friday afternoon Judge Carl Barbier issued a strongly worded order in which he scolded BP and the company’s lawyers for misleading the court and public about the implementation of the Settlement Agreement the company negotiated and authored almost two years ago.
via Judge calls BP’s actions ‘deeply disappointing,’ questions BP lawyers’ tactics.
The Ocean Conservancy says a $3 million, five-year project to expand data collection on red snapper and other reef fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico could be a key milestone in recovery from the 2010 BP oil spill.
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) BP announced Monday it is launching a website to provide the public a plethora of environmental data gathered from the Gulf of Mexico. The oil giant stated it wanted to make information about Gulf conditions easily accessible.
BP claims the data was collected by state and federal agencies and BP. It was made possible through the Deepwater Horizon Response and Natural Resource Damage Assessment. Environmentalists and scientists stated they will look at the information with caution.
Montgomery, Ala. – Restoration efforts along D’Olive Creek in Baldwin County have been approved for more than $6.5 million in federal funding, according to Gov. Robert Bentley’s office.
The governor announced Thursday that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded $12.6 million from the BP oil-spill settlement for pilot restoration projects, with approximately $6.8 million to go to the D’Olive Watershed Restoration.
The City of Pensacola will receive more than $2 million in the first round of projects to be funded from criminal fines levied against BP and Transocean after the 2010 Gulf oil spill, city officials announced today.