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‘Systemic’ problems that led to Gulf spill could recur: panel

WASHINGTON — The deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill was the result of “systemic” management problems and could recur if reforms are not embraced, a US presidential panel probing the disaster said Wednesday. The assessment by the National Oil Spill Commission was in a chapter from its report on the…

Transocean refuses to co-operate with oil spill probe

The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is refusing to honor subpoenas from a federal board that has challenged the company’s involvement in monitoring the testing of a key piece of equipment that failed to stop the oil spill disaster. Transocean said the U.S. Chemical…

Justice Department sues BP, eight other companies over Gulf oil spill

The Justice Department on Wednesday sued BP Exploration and Production Inc. and eight other companies in the Gulf oil spill disaster in an effort to recover billions of dollars from the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. The Obama administration’s lawsuit asks that the companies be held liable without limitation…

BP accused of withholding ‘critical’ spill data

Rig’s owner says BP failing to share data needed to determine cause of Gulf oil spill The company that owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is accusing BP of withholding what it describes as critical evidence needed to investigate the cause of the…

BP oil spill evidence to be collected by suspects

Key evidence on one of the world’s worst oil spills could soon be in the hands of the leading suspects as BP and partner contractors are set to start salvaging the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The US government is leading what could become a criminal investigation into…

Obama energy advisor won’t say if BP to face criminal negligence charges

President Barack Obama’s top energy advisor said Sunday that BP will pay a “large financial penalty” for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster but refused to say if criminal negligence charges will be pursued. With the ruptured Macondo well all but dead on the ocean floor as engineers shut the…

Transocean gets 249 lawsuits, claims over oil spill

Close to 250 lawsuits or claims have been filed against Transocean, the company which owns the BP-leased offshore rig behind the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a filing by the firm showed Thursday. “As of August 2, 2010, 249 legal actions or claims have been filed against Transocean entities,…

Workers on ‘doomed’ BP rig feared reprisal for reporting safety issues

A survey of workers who served on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig shows that many of them felt safety policies were not being adhered to and feared reprisals if management learned of their concerns. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the survey reveals that workers “often saw unsafe…

Holder: Criminal probe into BP oil spill ‘ongoing’

WASHINGTON — The US Justice Department is still investigating the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to determine whether to bring criminal charges, Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday. “The investigation is ongoing. We are in the process of accumulating documents, talking to witnesses on both the criminal…

Revealed: Judge who overturned Obama’s offshore moratorium owned drilling stocks

Update: Same judge denies stay on drill ban ruling; Report: Gulf state judges’ hands tied by oil industry interests LATEST: Judge reportedly receiving death threats, claims pro-drilling, conservative radio host According to Jeff Crouere at Bayou Buzz, US District Court Judge Martin Feldman “is now receiving death threats in the…

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