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BP's U.S. Gulf project exempted from enviro analysisReuters | 06 May 2010
U.S. regulators exempted BP Plc from a detailed environmental review of the exploration project that ultimately resulted in the deadly Gulf of Mexico explosion and subsequent oil spill, documents show.
Recreating BP's 'cofferdam' solutionGuardian Unlimited | 06 May 2010
Adam Gabbatt demonstrates how BP plans to use a 'cofferdam' to stem the flow of leaking oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead.
Lawmakers seek to get BP to pay more for cleanupReuters | 05 May 2010
U.S. lawmakers in the House of Representatives unveiled a bill on Wednesday similar to an effort in the Senate that would force BP Plc to pay hefty damages from the Gulf oil spill, as both the White House and Congressional leadship signaled support.
BP undersea dome could capture oil: execReuters | 05 May 2010
A giant containment dome that BP Plc will place on the ocean floor to contain oil from a Gulf of Mexico spill should begin capturing the oil on Monday, a BP executive said on Wednesday.
They wait for oil. But the sea brings death insteadThe Independent | 04 May 2010
Kitchen sink gloves at the ready, Jackye Carroll, 62, patrolled the white-sand beach of Pass Christian yesterday looking for any sign of animal distress from the oil slick lurking over the horizon. Her vigilance soon paid off, though she was hardly pleased: a dead loggerhead turtle by the edge of the surf.
Oil cleanup chemicals worry environment watchdogsReuters | 04 May 2010
Oil-dispersing chemicals used to clean up the vast BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico carry their own environmental risks, making a toxic soup that could endanger marine creatures even as it keeps the slick from reaching the vulnerable coast, wildlife watchdogs say.
Lessons directly from the history booksGuardian Unlimited | 04 May 2010
There are many parallels between the Deepwater and Ixtoc 1 oil spills, but the environmental damage could be much worseIt was a Saturday in June when workers on a drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico hit a soft patch 3,600m below the sea floor.
US oil disaster: BP - beyond principle | EditorialGuardian Unlimited | 03 May 2010
The admission by Tony Hayward, BP's chief executive, that his company was "absolutely responsible" for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico came not a moment too soon. BP spokesmen spent all last week trying to palm off responsibility on to Transocean, which owns the rig on which the blowout happened. Yesterday BP took responsibility for the cleanup operation and said that it would pay all necessary and appropriate cleanup costs.
Deepwater Horizon oil spill: BP chief faces Washington grillingGuardian Unlimited | 03 May 2010
The chief executive of BP faces a grilling when he meets US lawmakers and regulators in Washington tomorrow amid mounting criticism of the oil giant's reaction to the blown-out well of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which has left America's southern states facing an environmental and economic catastrophe.
BP tries to salvage status after Deepwater Horizon oil spillGuardian Unlimited | 02 May 2010
British oil and gas group's chief executive says it accepts role as 'responsible party' for clean-upBP was fighting to save its reputation in the US, insisting the response effort was "the largest ever mobilised anywhere in the world".
Gulf oil spill at Deepwater Horizon threatens $8bn clean-up and an ecological oil slick disaster for...Guardian Unlimited | 01 May 2010
Twelve months ago BP dismissed the possibility that a catastrophic accident could happen at its offshore rig Deepwater Horizon, it emerged yesterday. An exploration plan and environmental impact analysis for the well, produced by the company in 2009, concluded that it was virtually impossible for there to be a giant crude oil spill from it.Now City experts say that the accident could cost the company up to $8bn (£5.23bn) to clear up the slick.
Philippines Bans Fishing to Revive Biggest ReefPlanet Ark | 04 Oct 2007
MANILA - The Philippines has tightened laws banning fishing and collecting of species on the country's largest coral reef to help it recover from near destruction, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature said on Tuesday.
Tropical fish trade threatens to devastate reefsGuardian Unlimited | 08 Aug 2006
Leading marine biologists have called for a crackdown on the trade in tropical fish, which is threatening to destroy the world's already endangered coral reefs.
UK acts on marine pollutionGreen Consumer Guide | 05 Jul 2006
The UK has moved to combat marine pollution by ratifying the Bunkers Convention. The legislation will require owners of ships operating in UK waters to have the appropriate insurance to cover any fuel (bunker) leakages or pollution from their vessels.