DeSmogBlog: The State Of The Gulf Two Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

bp-logo-oil.jpg Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 rig workers and subsequently caused an oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico that leaked hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the water. The mainstream press will provide coverage over the next few days, reminding the ...

DeSmogBlog: Deadly Bacteria Found In Gulf Coast Tar Balls

tar balls.jpg Since the very first tar balls began rolling onshore along the Gulf of Mexico following 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion and subsequent underwater oil geyser, the oil industry told us to relax because those tar balls were completely harmless. But as we approach the two year anniversary of the disaster, new studies have ...

DeSmogBlog: Waterkeeper Groups Sue Over Gulf Oil Leak Gushing For Seven Years And Counting

Gulf Oil.jpg Like many Gulf Coast residents, I was highly skeptical when both the media and the Coast Guard told us that the tar balls we were seeing wash up on our shores in the months following the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster were not from BP’s oil geyser at the bottom of the Gulf of ...

DeSmogBlog: What We Didn’t Learn From The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

oil-rig.jpg Almost 20 months have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. And to this day, the lessons we should have learned from that disaster remain completely ignored. In spite of an intense battle involving a moratorium on deep water oil drilling ...

DeSmogBlog: Report Partially Blames Federal Government For Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion

Deepwater-Horizon-oil-rig-006.jpg Perhaps one of the most honest assessments of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion reveals the numerous failures of both industry and the federal government in the worst marine oil disaster in U.S. history. The U.S. Department of the Interior sanctioned the report, compiled by more than a dozen experts operating with the ...

DeSmogBlog: BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Evidence In Gulf Deepwater Horizon Disaster

halliburton-logo.jpg Just months before trials are set to begin, BP is accusing Halliburton of destroying evidence related to their shoddy cement work that helped cause last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. According to Reuters, BP has officially filed their allegations with the courts, hoping to get the ball rolling on an investigation prior to ...

DeSmogBlog: Brazilian Officials Investigating Chevron Oil Spill Off Coast

oil slick.jpg Law enforcement agencies in Brazil announced today that they would begin investigating the cause of an oil spill that occurred off the coast. Chevron's Frade Well off the coast of Brazil has been leaking for more than a week. From the start, Chevron tried to downplay the significance of the spill, suggesting it ...