The renovation of expensive Coast Guard icebreakers, the protection of U.S. waters from foreign offshore unit oil spills, and Global Positioning System (GPS) importance were all discussed this week in the House.
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Oil spills, ship groundings, and hazardous waste sites threaten coastal communities and ecosystems across the country, but NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) is working to bring restoration to where it’s needed most.
Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP Plc(BP.L) and Anadarko Petroleum Corp(APC.N) to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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A German shipping company that admitted last month to dumping oily water into the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska early this year was ordered Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage to pay $750,000 in fines and community service payments.
An oil spill along the coast near Santa Barbara has dumped about 21,000 gallons of oil from a 2-foot pipeline onto the shore, creating a 4-mile slick in the ocean, forcing an emergency cleanup and leaving the fate of the beaches unclear ahead of the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to investigate improvements and challenges in oil spill prevention and response since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
A federal judge ruled Thursday that BP PLC is liable for spilling just over 3 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, 24% less than federal prosecutors had claimed.
The Gulf Research Program: A Strategic Vision establishes the Program’s foundation and introduces its mission, goals, and objectives. It describes some initial activities and sets out the Program’s vision for contributing lasting benefit to the Gulf region and the nation.