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An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term often refers to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. Oil spills include releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, as well as spills of refined petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel) and their by-products, and heavier fuels used by large ships such as bunker fuel, or the spill of any oily refuse or waste oil. Spills may take months or even years to clean up.

Oil also enters the marine environment from natural oil seeps.[2] Public attention and regulation has tended to focus most sharply on seagoing oil tankers.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Class Action Economic and Property Damages Settlement

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Faked Images

Faked Images BP admits it ‘Photoshopped’ official images as oil spill ‘cut and paste’ row escalates BP has ordered staff to stop manipulating photographs of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill response, as the row over its public relations campaign … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Public Pension Funds

Public Pension Funds NY comptroller shares lead status in BP lawsuit ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state’s retirement fund will be a lead plaintiff in the class-action federal suit by investors against BP over the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Blowout Preventer Evidence

Blowout Preventer Evidence Fed panel: Oil spill evidence tests need to stop By HARRY R. WEBER  Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal board allowed to monitor the testing of a key piece of Gulf oil spill evidence – … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Oil Spill Booms GM Volt Parts

Oil Spill Booms GM Volt Parts GM turning BP oil spill booms into Volt parts Peter Valdes-Dapena, senior writer General Motors is collecting about 100 miles of plastic booms once used to contain the BP oil spill in the Gulf … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gulf Coast Attorneys General

Gulf Coast Attorneys General 4 state AGs urge spill victims to get lawyers TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorneys general in four Gulf Coast states are urging oil spill victims to check with lawyers before settling claims against BP. They issued consumer … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Oil Spill Lengthened to Preserve Macondo Profit

Oil Spill Lengthened to Preserve Macondo Profit BP Actions Caused Worst U.S. Oil Spill, Lawsuit Says   By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Allen Johnson Jr. Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc put profits over safety and is responsible for the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Lame Duck Congress

Lame Duck Congress BP’s Oil Spill Fines Might Not Help the Gulf by Jamie Friedland Remember that oil spill in the Gulf?  Destruction doesn’t take long, but recovery does.  The 24-hour news cycle has moved on, but the Gulf is … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Oil Spill Liability Insurance

Oil Spill Liability Insurance Oil Companies May Start Insurance Pool to Plug Liability Gap HOUSTON (Dow Jones) Oil and gas producers are contemplating creating an insurance pool to back companies that could never absorb the financial consequences of a spill … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Mail and Wire Fraud

Mail and Wire Fraud More indicted for filing false oil spill claims Two people from Baldwin County and one from Mississippi were among five indicted this week by the federal government on charges of filing fraudulent oil spill claims. Travis … Continue reading

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