Department of Justice issues biting criticism of BP’s actions

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) lambasted British Petroleum in a brief filed in the same court the oil giant is currently trying to settle civil claims brought against it after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

BP is in the process of settling claims against it from Gulf coast fishermen and tourist destinations who lost a great deal of income as a result of the oil spill. The DOJ’s criticisms could be enough to cause the long-awaited settlement to be rejected in pursuit of a larger one.

The DOJ is seeking BP be punished for acting grossly negligent in the period leading up to and directly after the spill, citing company emails and the its internal investigation following the spill. There is evidence that the company may have been aware something was not right with the well, but continued operations without taking the proper safety measures.

If you have lost business as a result of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, contact the oil spill attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

Scientist says more then half the oil remains in the Gulf

A scientist at Florida State University has said that more than half of the oil from BP’s oil spill remains in the Gulf of Mexico. The man will be telling a spill commission about his studies later on today.

The oceanographer will be telling the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and offshore drilling that 50 percent of the oil remains because it is a highly durable material that may not disappear anymore.

This scientist’s claims are much different than what the government said in their report, that 75 percent of the oil has been cleaned up orĀ  broken down. BP capped the broken well in July and completed the process of permanently fixing the well last week.

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