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2010-09-30 17:02:08

The Department of the Interior, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the co-trustees for natural resources affected by the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill announced today they have started the injury assessment and restoration planning phase of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, a legal process to determine the type and amount of restoration needed to compensate the public for harm to natural resources and their human uses as a result of the spill.

2010-09-24 05:30:00

In the first independent and peer-reviewed analysis of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists from Columbia University have determined that over 4 million barrels of petroleum leaked into the water following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig in late April.

2010-09-23 10:10:51

Best known as the star and director of several Hollywood blockbusters, actor Kevin Costner found himself in a different role on Wednesday--testifying in front of Congress as the head of a company he claims can provide a "no-nonsense approach" to cleaning up oil spills.

2010-09-03 12:39:40

Prompted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a UC Santa Barbara scientist has come up with a new way of predicting how contaminants like oil will spread.

2010-08-17 08:45:00

Oil Change International Launches Accountability Campaign Demanding a Separation of Oil and Senate WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As 60,000 barrels of oil or more spilled into the Gulf of Mexico a day, the U.S. Senate voted to preserve subsidies to the oil industry.

2010-07-30 09:05:00

New BP CEO Robert Dudley will be in Biloxi, Mississippi today to address the company's future plans for dealing with the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill recovery efforts.

2010-07-30 07:30:00

MOBILE, Ala., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The oil flow has stopped. Now what? Now that the gushing of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has been stifled, scientists and coastal communities are faced with the task of cleaning up what's left.

2010-07-20 10:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today called on Congress and the administration to take decisive actions to prevent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill from occurring again and to ensure the restoration of the Gulf.

2010-07-20 12:13:00

FAIRFAX, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Safety Services, together with its subsidiary Dynamac Corporation, (CSS-Dynamac) today announced that it has deployed scientists, data analysts, IT specialists, and technicians to the Gulf coast in support of the U.S.

2010-07-14 08:38:00

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar recently announced that it will hold a comprehensive educational seminar on the wide array of litigation issues associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill next month.

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