Deepwater Horizon http://wrkf.org en Supreme Court Rules BP Must Keep Paying For Spill http://wrkf.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 27779 at http://wrkf.org BP Asking US Supreme Court To Modify Claims Process http://wrkf.org/post/bp-asking-us-supreme-court-modify-claims-process <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/05/FlemingBPAppealMay21WEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">BP heading to US Supreme Court.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BP is asking the US Supreme Court for relief from a damage claim process enacted after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company has lost several court battles to modify the deal.</span><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:27:15 +0000 Eileen Fleming 26928 at http://wrkf.org Gulf Health: 4 Years After The Oil Spill http://wrkf.org/post/gulf-health-4-years-after-oil-spill <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Oiled beaches in coastal Jefferson Parish after the BP oil spill." data-attribution="Credit Jason Saul / WWNO" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/card_280/public/201306/boom.JPG" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/04/FlemingNWFWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">National Wildlife Federation experts warn Gulf species are still suffering from oil spill effects.</a><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>This story has been updated with a response from BP.</strong></em><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, a leading environmental group is warning that the event is far from over. Increased deaths of dolphins, sea turtles and other injured species are signs of continuing contamination.</span><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:24:18 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24943 at http://wrkf.org Gulf Health: 4 Years After The Oil Spill Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes http://wrkf.org/post/deepwater-center-stage-disaster-through-survivors-eyes Eleven died and hundreds of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico when BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in 2010. But beneath the tragedy, there's a complex story about people's relationships to oil. That's what's explored in <em>Spill, </em>a new play by one of the creators of <em>The Laramie Project.</em><p>Playwright Leigh Fondakowski had never been to southeast Louisiana when she took a boat ride out of Bay Jimmy, several months after the well had been capped. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 editor 23946 at http://wrkf.org Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes BP Loses Appeal Of Payment Process http://wrkf.org/post/bp-loses-appeal-payment-process <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/03/FlemingBPAppealWEBMarch4.mp3" class="asset-audio">Federal appeals panel backs lower court ruling.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BP has lost an appeal of how much it has to pay in damages caused by its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A split decision by a three-judge panel could restart a payment process that has been on hold while the appeal was pending.</span><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:12:26 +0000 Eileen Fleming 23341 at http://wrkf.org BP Loses Appeal Of Payment Process For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk http://wrkf.org/post/bp-cleanup-2013-meant-46-million-pounds-oily-gunk <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 15:15:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 20373 at http://wrkf.org For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk Scientists Charge BP Oil Spill 'Gravely' Injured Dolphins http://wrkf.org/post/scientists-charge-bp-oil-spill-gravely-injured-dolphins <p>Dolphins are getting very sick from exposure to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A government study confirms a host of problems in dolphins who live in one of the heaviest-oiled bays in Louisiana. Scientists say the dolphins are gravely ill with injuries consistent with the toxic effects of exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:38:41 +0000 Debbie Elliott 20294 at http://wrkf.org Scientists Charge BP Oil Spill 'Gravely' Injured Dolphins Ex-BP Engineer Found Guilty Of Obstructing Justice http://wrkf.org/post/ex-bp-engineer-found-guilty-obstructing-justice The first of four current or former BP employees charged with crimes related to the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=127868273" target="_blank">2010 Gulf oil spill</a> has been found guilty of obstructing justice because he deleted text messages from his cellphone that contained information about the worst offshore spill in the nation's history.<p>NPR's Debbie Elliott tells our Newscast Desk that a federal jury in New Orleans convicted 52-year-old Kurt Mix on Wednesday.<p>Mix, she says, was involved in BP's failed attempt to stop the out-of-control well after Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 20237 at http://wrkf.org Ex-BP Engineer Found Guilty Of Obstructing Justice BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill http://wrkf.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 19859 at http://wrkf.org BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill BP Claims Settlement Heads To Appellate Court http://wrkf.org/post/bp-claims-settlement-heads-appellate-court <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/11/FlemingBPAppealNov4WEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">BP says claims system is allowing fraud.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The BP oil spill claims agreement is heading back to a courtroom in New Orleans on Monday. The oil company says fraudulent claims are being paid.</span><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:10:34 +0000 Eileen Fleming 18360 at http://wrkf.org