In 'Deepwater Horizon,' An Ecological Disaster's Human Toll The name Deepwater Horizon is synonymous to most with environmental catastrophe and corporate negligence. For Mike Williams, who survived the April 2010 oil-rig explosion by plunging into the Gulf of Mexico from several stories up, it was about something else.
Gulf States Reach $18.7 B Settlement With BP Over Oil SpillOil company BP and five Gulf states, including Florida, announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday which resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the 2010 oil spill.
BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To ChevronBP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.
Florida Gets $34M Oil Spill Grant For ConservationIn an effort to conserve the Gulf of Mexico, Florida was awarded $34.3 million in conservation grants from a settlement over the 2010 oil spill.
$627M In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects ApprovedPlans to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were approved Friday, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.
Police Search For Man In Armed Robbery Of Gas StationPolice are looking for a man who walked into a gas station early Wednesday, pulled a ski mask over his face, pulled out a gun, and fled with cash, cigarettes and jewelry.
Fla. AG Files Suit Against BP Over 2010 Spill On this day three years ago, BP’S Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and killed 11 crewmen, ignited a massive fireball and left behind a gushing open well that ended in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Gulf Oil Spill Deal OKs Fla. For Millions In Natural Resource Restoration Florida has been approved for its share of a $150 million settlement from Transocean Deepwater, Inc.
Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective AdministrationThe 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
Broward Couple Busted In BP Oil Spill Fraud Gets 13 YearsFraudsters Joseph Harvey and wife Anja Karin Kannell will be exchanging their waterfront McMansion for a tiny prison cell. Their Bentley will no longer be their mode of transportation. Prison-issued shoes will.
Miami Man Faces Decades In Prison For BP Oil Spill FraudA 31-year-old Miami man is facing federal fraud charges after allegedly filing false claims for thousands of dollars with the BP oil spill fund.
Oil Companies Along Gulf Coast Evacuate For IsaacAhead of Tropical Storm Isaac, the oil companies are already preparing.