Has Big Oil & Gas’ Undeclared Liabilities Undermined Confidence in the Industry? ~Dr. Ezra Boyd, DisasterMap.net

Recently, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, a small flood protection board for the New Orleans area filed a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies that they allege caused damage to the region’s coastal wetlands and hence contributed significantly to the cost of managing flood risk for their jurisdiction.  The industry responded with their…

More massive tar mats from BP oil spill discovered on Louisiana beaches ~Bob Marshall, The Lens

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was just a month old and BP’s crude oil was still gushing from the Gulf floor when state officials began to grasp the true scope of the insult to Louisiana’s coast: Beaches, estuaries and wetlands would be under assault for decades. “I’ve been told by the ocean experts this stuff…

Companies begin defense in Gulf oil spill trial

Workers on the drilling rig that exploded at the outset of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe were “trying to get it right” as they monitored BP’s well for signs of trouble before the blast, an expert witness for the company that owned the rig testified Monday. Read more.