Deepwater Horizon http://kut.org en How Bad Was the BP Oil Spill? Three Years On, Some Answers http://kut.org/post/how-bad-was-bp-oil-spill-three-years-some-answers <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F112652511" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The extent of the environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/read-dramatic-account-bp-well-blowout">caused by the BP oil disaster</a> is largely unknown to the public; much of the data remains sealed because of litigation. But now scientists at Texas A&amp;M-Corpus Christi are shedding important new light on the subject. And the news is not good.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:30:00 +0000 David Brown 8805 at http://kut.org How Bad Was the BP Oil Spill? Three Years On, Some Answers Judge OKs Transocean's $1 Billion Civil Settlement Over Gulf Oil Spill http://kut.org/post/judge-oks-transoceans-1-billion-civil-settlement-over-gulf-oil-spill A federal judge in New Orleans has approved a $1 billion civil settlement over its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill where 11 men died in April of 2010, the AP reports.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/03/168551216/transocean-to-pay-1-4-billion-in-gulf-oil-spill-settlement">As we reported back in January</a>, federal authorities blamed Transocean "for acting negligently when the rig's crew proceeded with maneuvers to the deep-sea well in the face of clear danger signals that oil and natural gas were flowing."<p>In total, Transocean has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in cri Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:54:14 +0000 Eyder Peralta 6652 at http://kut.org Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion In Gulf Oil Spill Settlement http://kut.org/post/transocean-pay-14-billion-gulf-oil-spill-settlement Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig where 11 men died in April 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in criminal and civil penalties to resolve Justice Department allegations over its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.<p>A Transocean subsidiary also agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal misdemeanor charge for violating the Clean Water Act. Federal authorities blamed the company for acting negligently when the rig's crew proceeded with maneuvers to the deep-sea well in the face of clear danger signals that oil and natural gas were flowing. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:44:43 +0000 Carrie Johnson, NPR 6050 at http://kut.org Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion In Gulf Oil Spill Settlement BP Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $4 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Gulf Oil Spill http://kut.org/post/bp-pleads-guilty-pays-record-fine-gulf-oil-spill-criminal-case <strong>Update at 11:30 a.m. ET:</strong> Oil giant BP has agreed to plead guilty to criminal misconduct related to the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=132084502" target="_blank">2010 Gulf Oil spill</a> and will pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties, <a href="http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=2012968&contentId=7080497" target="_blank">the company just confirmed</a>. And it will pay $525 million in civil penalties in a resolution with the Securities and Exchanges Commission. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:48:28 +0000 Carrie Johnson, NPR 5643 at http://kut.org BP Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $4 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Gulf Oil Spill Government Files First Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill http://kut.org/post/government-files-first-criminal-charges-bp-oil-spill "The first criminal charges in connection with the BP oil spill have been filed against a former BP engineer named Kurt Mix," NPR's Carrie Johnson reports exclusively.<p>Carrie just told our Newscast unit that Mix has been charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages after the spill. The texts were related to the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:31:53 +0000 4088 at http://kut.org Government Files First Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill AM Update: Funeral, Escort for Slain Officer, Ron Paul Stays Put, Poor Prognosis for Gulf Coast http://kut.org/post/am-update-funeral-escort-slain-officer-ron-paul-stays-put-poor-prognosis-gulf-coast <p><strong>Funeral, Motorcade for Officer Padron&nbsp;Today</strong></p><p>Mayor Lee&nbsp;Leffingwell&nbsp;and Austin Police Chief Art&nbsp;Acevedo&nbsp;are among the scheduled speakers at the funeral of a fallen&nbsp;APD&nbsp;officer today.</p><p>APD&nbsp;Senior Police Officer Jaime&nbsp;Padron&nbsp;will be laid to rest today.&nbsp;Padron&nbsp;was killed Friday&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/apd-officer-killed-another-injured-separate-officer-involved-shooting?nopop=1" target="_blank">while responding to a call</a> at an area Wal-Mart early Friday morning, April 6.</p><p><a href="http://kutnews.org/post/am-update-funeral-fallen-officer-ron-pauls-texas-tour-wal-mart-and-workers-compensation">Funeral services for&nbsp;Padron&nbsp;</a>start at 11 a.m. at Shoreline Church on Burnet Road. The funeral will be with complete police honors. At the conclusion of the services,&nbsp;Padron&rsquo;s&nbsp;body <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/funeral-procession-route-set-fallen-officer">will be taken to San Angelo</a> for burial.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:25:17 +0000 Carlos Morales 4014 at http://kut.org AM Update: Funeral, Escort for Slain Officer, Ron Paul Stays Put, Poor Prognosis for Gulf Coast Top Morning Stories 2/3/12: Single Member Districts Endorsed, Millions for Gulf Coast http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-2312-single-member-districts-endorsed-millions-gulf-coast <p><strong>Committee Supports Expanding City Council, District Representation</strong></p><p>Yesterday, a city committee recommended a major change to the Austin City Council: That it expand from seven members to 11, and members move from city-wide (at-large) representation to district representation.&nbsp; The recommendation was far from unanimous, passing on an 8-7 vote.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:33:37 +0000 Tolly Moseley 3585 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories 2/3/12: Single Member Districts Endorsed, Millions for Gulf Coast Read This Dramatic Account Of BP Well Blowout http://kut.org/post/read-dramatic-account-bp-well-blowout <p>In one of the most detailed accounts of the explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon oil rig earlier this year, <em>New York Times</em> reporters David Barstow, David Rohde, Stephanie Saul and Ian Urbina<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/us/26spill.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1&amp;adxnnl=1&amp;ref=us&amp;adxnnlx=1293638471-DgtcoByI9Mkf2R94d/6OBw"> tell the story </a>of a disaster that killed 11 men and led to one of the largest environmental catastrophes in United States history.</p> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:13:47 +0000 Nathan Bernier 540 at http://kut.org Read This Dramatic Account Of BP Well Blowout