#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – June 28 – BP has asked a US court to order a “vast number” of businesses to repay part of the compensation awards they were paid in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The oil firm said the administrator in charge of processing the claims allowed businesses to inflate their losses.
Last year a US court agreed the process was unfair but now the British company wants the money back with interest.
BP has fought a long legal battle in US courts to limit the compensation bill.
In a court filing on Friday, BP asked a US judge to order the businesses to repay the overpayments plus interest, and requested an injunction to prevent firms spending what it called their “windfall”.
Earlier in June the US Supreme Court refused to allow BP to stop paying compensation claims while it awaited the outcome of its legal appeals (BBC) Read More http://tinyurl.com/mvbawy7
#AceEnvironmentNews – INDIANA – March 25 – Oil leaked from BP’s Whiting oil refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a mechanical glitch on Monday afternoon, Reuters reported.
The spill has been contained, according to Indiana environmental officials.
Sources say a relatively small amount of oil was released, but the exact amount was unknown. BP said Tuesday that the largest crude distillation unit at the 405,000-barrel-per-day refinery was back to normal operations following an overnight malfunction that led to the leak.
#AceEnvironmentNews says according to "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration" the bottle-nose dolphins in "Louisiana’s Barataria Bay" have lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities not previously seen in other dolphin populations. According to a new peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
The Deepwater Horizon spill heavily oiled Barataria Bay. The study was conducted in August 2011 as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) by a team of government, academic and non-governmental researchers. In the NRDA process, federal and state trustee agencies working cooperatively with BP identify potential injuries to natural resources and lost public uses resulting from the spill, along with restoration projects to ensure that the public is fully compensated for its loss.
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