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4 years later, Obama and the feds risk another BP-sized catastrophe


Sunday will mark the 4th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, which started the massive oil spill that has harmed the Gulf to this day. Anniversaries are a difficult thing. I can only imagine the pain that the family and friends of the 11 rig workers who were killed, not to mention the scores of Gulf cleanup workers who became ill, must feel this of year. At the same time...

Feds investigate wrongdoing by lawyer on plaintiff’s committee in BP case


There’s a huge twist in the complicated legal fight surrounding BP and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Federal prosecutors are now investigating one of the lawyers on the powerful Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC) amid charges of fraud related to his large list of clients Gulf Coast residents and small business owners who were affected by the BP spill. That list of plaintiffs is...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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