Deepwater Horizon oil spill
A federal judge was set to begin hearing three weeks of testimony Monday about how much oil made it into the ocean during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
A federal appeals court gave new life Friday to oil giant BP PLC’s claims that a judge’s interpretation of a settlement after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could force the company to pay billions of dollars for bogus or inflated claims by businesses.
The trial resumes Monday for the federal litigation spawned by BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on the company’s response to the deadly disaster.
A Texas A&M researcher says the BP oil spill did at least moderate damage to the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the Macondo well, with severe damage covering about nine square miles.
A former FBI director recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill.