BP http://tpr.org en Supreme Court Rules BP Must Keep Paying For Spill http://tpr.org/post/supreme-court-rules-bp-must-keep-paying-spill Under a legal settlement, BP has been sending money to businesses affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. The company said the terms of the settlement are being misinterpreted. The court disagreed. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:39:00 +0000 editor 33126 at http://tpr.org Three Years After Oil Spill, Lawmakers Learn About $5 Million BP Gave To Governor's Office http://tpr.org/post/three-years-after-oil-spill-lawmakers-learn-about-5-million-bp-gave-governors-office <p></p><p>Typically, money slated for the state budget is handled by the Legislature.</p><p>But y<span style="line-height: 1.5;">esterday the Texas House Appropriations and Natural Resources Committee found out about $5 million paid to the state of Texas by British Petroleum following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.</span></p><p>The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico happened in April 2010, and in September of that same year the governor’s office received $5 million from BP without informing the Legislature of the funds.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:46:11 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32155 at http://tpr.org Three Years After Oil Spill, Lawmakers Learn About $5 Million BP Gave To Governor's Office Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez http://tpr.org/post/why-oil-drilling-both-safer-and-riskier-exxon-valdez A lot has changed for the energy industry since the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in 1989 and began spilling oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. The outcry over images of oil-soaked wildlife and a once-pristine shoreline dirtied by crude ushered in greater scrutiny of oil operations and increased interest in research on how to clean up oil spills.<p>But while regulation may be tighter and spill response more robust today, companies are working in more challenging environments than they were 25 years ago. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:20:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 28854 at http://tpr.org Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk http://tpr.org/post/bp-cleanup-2013-meant-46-million-pounds-gulf-coast-oil <em>As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They're numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in. </em><p>On a breezy December morning, a work crew is scouring the surf line on Grand Isle, La., scooping up tiny tar balls and collecting them in a basket.<p>Foreman LeRoy Irving keeps track of what the 14-person team has collected in a half-day. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:04:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 23936 at http://tpr.org For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk Post-BP Oil Spill Restoration Projects Proposed For Texas Gulf Coast http://tpr.org/post/post-bp-oil-spill-restoration-projects-proposed-texas-gulf-coast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Restoration plans have been laid out for the Gulf Coast in Texas following the BP oil spill in 2010 that spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deepwater</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees have proposed five projects in Texas totaling $18.4 million dollars from BP, and o</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">fficials are looking for public comment.</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:20:44 +0000 Eileen Pace 23335 at http://tpr.org Post-BP Oil Spill Restoration Projects Proposed For Texas Gulf Coast BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill http://tpr.org/post/bp-argues-companies-are-unfairly-cashing-2010-spill Oil giant BP is challenging hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that were filed by businesses after the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>The total price tag for BP's oil spill is huge — $42.5 billion. At issue here is a fraction of that — but still a lot of money. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:12:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 23274 at http://tpr.org BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill Texas Supreme Court To Rule In BP Insurance Case http://tpr.org/post/texas-supreme-court-rule-bp-insurance-case <p>The U.S. 5th Circuit Court has asked that the Texas Supreme Court make a ruling on whether oil giant BP had adequate insurance coverage prior to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.</p><p>Osler McCarthy, a staff attorney for public information at the Texas Supreme Court, said that when BP asked its &nbsp;insurance company, to pay up, its insurer told them they weren't covered.</p><p>McCarthy said the court will be examining if the primary coverage was enough for BP to be covered for the pollution damage to the Texas Coast or if the company should have purchased additional umbrella policies.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:20:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 18059 at http://tpr.org Texas Supreme Court To Rule In BP Insurance Case BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process http://tpr.org/post/bp-wants-halt-deepwater-horizon-claims-process BP is fighting the settlement it agreed to last summer that let the oil company avoid thousands of potential lawsuits over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.<p>Just after the spill, when oil was still gushing into the Gulf, BP touted the $20 billion it set aside for claims. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 17976 at http://tpr.org BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process BP Settlement Of Little Comfort To Some, A 'Down Payment' To Others http://tpr.org/post/bp-settlement-little-comfort-some-down-payment-others There's mixed reaction this afternoon to the news that BP has agreed to a deal with federal authorities <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/11/15/165190956/bp-expected-to-plead-guilty-pay-record-fine-in-gulf-oil-spill-criminal-case" target="_blank">to pay $4.5 billion in criminal and civil penalties</a> related to the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=132084502" target="_blank">2010 Gulf Oil spill</a>.<p>Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey, the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, calls the fines and penalties appropriate. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:22:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 1857 at http://tpr.org BP Settlement Of Little Comfort To Some, A 'Down Payment' To Others BP Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $4 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Gulf Oil Spill http://tpr.org/post/bp-expected-plead-guilty-pay-record-fine-gulf-oil-spill-criminal-case <strong>Update at 11:30 a.m. ET:</strong> Oil giant BP has agreed to plead guilty to criminal misconduct related to the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=132084502" target="_blank">2010 Gulf Oil spill</a> and will pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties, <a href="http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=2012968&contentId=7080497" target="_blank">the company just confirmed</a>. And it will pay $525 million in civil penalties in a resolution with the Securities and Exchanges Commission. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:20:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1826 at http://tpr.org BP Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $4 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Gulf Oil Spill