BP http://wrkf.org en 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 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 Phase 2 Of BP Trial Focuses On Amount Of Spilled Oil http://wrkf.org/post/phase-2-bp-trial-focuses-amount-spilled-oil In a New Orleans courtroom this week, BP and the federal government are arguing over how much oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=127868273">Deepwater Horizon explosion</a> in 2010.<p>Oil flowed from the out-of-control well for nearly three months. Just how much oil spilled will be key in determining the amount BP will have to pay in federal fines and penalties.<p>Attorneys for both the U.S. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 17169 at http://wrkf.org Phase 2 Of BP Trial Focuses On Amount Of Spilled Oil Deepwater Horizon Trial Enters Second Phase http://wrkf.org/post/deepwater-horizon-trial-enters-second-phase Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>Oil giant BP was back in a New Orleans federal courtroom today, arguing over an issue that could cost the company billions of dollars in fines and penalties. This is part of the complex civil trial connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. This part of the trial focuses on how much oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico before crews succeeded in stopping the out-of-control well. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 17153 at http://wrkf.org BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process http://wrkf.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 21:20:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 15753 at http://wrkf.org BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process Governor Jindal Slams BP As Gulf Coast Restoration Plan Is Approved http://wrkf.org/post/governor-jindal-slams-bp-gulf-coast-restoration-plan-approved <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/08/FlemingGulfPlanWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">A general blueprint is approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five states and leaders of several federal agencies have unanimously approved a blueprint to repair the Gulf of Mexico with BP fines pending over the 2010 oil spill. Governor Bobby </span>Jindal’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comments in New Orleans about BP and his support for Mississippi River diversions drew immediate criticism.</span><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:53:15 +0000 Eileen Fleming 15416 at http://wrkf.org Governor Jindal Slams BP As Gulf Coast Restoration Plan Is Approved Tulane Researchers Using BP Grant To Develop Less-Toxic Dispersant http://wrkf.org/post/tulane-researchers-using-bp-grant-develop-less-toxic-dispersant <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/07/FlemingDispersantsWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">Tulane chemistry professor Scott Grayson reviews the grant objectives.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers at <a href="http://tulane.edu" target="_blank">Tulane University</a> are working on designing a less toxic oil </span>dispersant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> than the </span>Corexit<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> used on the BP spill in 2010. The goal is using ingredients now approved for human consumption.</span><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:54:56 +0000 editor 13246 at http://wrkf.org Tulane Researchers Using BP Grant To Develop Less-Toxic Dispersant From Oiled Shores to the Courtroom: NPR's Debbie Elliott on the BP Oil Spill http://wrkf.org/post/oiled-shores-courtroom-nprs-debbie-elliott-bp-oil-spill <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.33035136974013835" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2100438/debbie-elliott">Debbie Elliott</a> is NPR’s national correspondent based in Alabama. She has covered the 2010 BP oil spill, and its aftermath, since the beginning. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/131678168/disappearing-coast">Reporting in Terrebone Parish in 2010</a>, Elliott met the Chauvin family that had been shrimpers for five generations before the disaster. Now covering the trial over BP’s liability for the spill, Elliott tells WRKF’s Ashley Westerman that family story is one that has stuck with her. </span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:42:30 +0000 Ashley Westerman 7323 at http://wrkf.org From Oiled Shores to the Courtroom: NPR's Debbie Elliott on the BP Oil Spill