Governor Robert Bentley announced on Oct. 22 that the State of Alabama has settled its claims against Transocean for damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.... Read more
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed the final terms of the historic settlement it and other Gulf coast states reached with BP in July. Before a ruling on the potential Clean Water... Read more
As this edition of the Report was going to print, the Phase Three “Penalty Phase” of the BP trial has been competed before Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans, La. The historic trial may well... Read more
U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier has approved a second round of payments to eligible commercial fisherman who filed claims with the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center. To date, c... Read more
A new study says oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama’s beaches four years later. The report was released by Auburn University researchers who’ve been studying... Read more
The United States has argued that per-barrel CWA fines range between $1,100 and $4,300 per barrel spilled depending on the culpability of the actor and the seriousness of the event. With Jud... Read more
The United States is preparing its Clean Water Act (CWA) case against BP and others that owned the Macondo Project. The case is set to begin January 20, 2015, and will be the most significan... Read more
The United States Chamber of Commerce was a key ally to BP in the media and at the Supreme Court level. Time and time again, the Chamber sides with the few mega corporations that bankroll th... Read more
For months, residents throughout the Gulf Coast have been waiting to see whether justice would prevail for BP’s horrific actions leading to one of the worst environmental disasters in human... Read more
On August 13, the U.S. Treasury Department finally released rules that will allow Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to use funds from the Resources and Ec... Read more
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