Millions in BP money going to cities hundreds of miles from Gulf Coast

August 21, 2015 in Business

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — Clusters of landlocked municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate […]

BP to call witnesses, make its case for lower oil spill penalty

January 27, 2015 in Business, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It will be oil giant BP’s turn today to call witnesses as it makes its case for a civil penalty lower than the $13.7 billion the […]

BP oil spill left ‘bathtub ring’ on sea floor the size of Rhode Island, new research shows

October 28, 2014 in Business, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. The study by David […]

BP wanted its money back — but isn’t going to get it

September 25, 2014 in Business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP wanted its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge says the oil giant must stick by an […]

Judge rules BP’s ‘reckless conduct’ caused oil spill, bears 67 percent of blame

September 5, 2014 in Business, News

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy […]

Gulf oyster harvest sees dramatic decline since BP oil spill

August 13, 2014 in Business

HOPEDALE, Louisiana (AP) — Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For […]

4 years after BP oil spill, questions rise about long-term health

April 11, 2014 in Business, Health

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up […]

Study: BP spill did wide damage to sea-floor life

September 25, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas A&M researcher says the BP oil spill did at least moderate damage to the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the Macondo well, with severe damage covering about nine square miles.

Paul Montagna (mon-TAN-yuh) says it could be a generation or more before the creatures recover…