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BP is injuring the Gulf clean-up workers all over again


There’s a lot of things about dealing with BP regarding the Gulf oil spill and its aftermath, which has cast its pall over the region for the last four-and-a-half years, that make you want to pull your hair out. But nothing has been as agonizing as the company’s bitter treatment of thousands of clean-up workers who took to the Gulf in an effort to rescue birds and turtles, and to...

It’s time for arrogant BP to pay up…now, not later


I’ve been an environmental attorney for a while now, and at this stage of my career it takes a lot to shock me. But in the last four years, the arrogance of BP and its actions after devastating the Gulf of Mexico with its 5-million gallon oil spill fiasco has continually stunned me, time and time again. Sometimes, the British oil giant is so out there with its arrogance on full display that...

HUGE NEWS: Judge finds BP was “grossly negligent” in 2010 spill


If you’ve been reading this blog regularly for the last four years, the notion that BP was grossly negligent in its actions linked to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe won’t come as a surprise to you. It’s a well-established fact, by this point, that the British oil giant ignored a series of looming problems in its offshore deepwater rig. The Big Oil icon nevertheless...

Our fight for a fair BP settlement will go on


It may well be a accident of timing — all of us are racing to complete unfinished tasks before the Christmas holiday — but a major piece of news regarding BP and the ongoing quest for justice in the news was released late on Friday, heading right into the 12 days of Christmas when folks are spending time with their loved ones, and not watching the news. But it’s a story that BP...

Gulf doctor: BP settlement won’t help my sick patients


Dr. Michael Robichaux is frustrated. Since the earliest days of the Deepwater Horizon spill, Dr. Robichaux — based in Mathews, La. — has done little else besides treating fishermen, cleanup workers and coastal residents who’ve been make sick by their exposure to the oil or the toxic dispersant that was sprayed in the Gulf. In recently months, Robichaux has looked closely as the...

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