Owner of Deepwater Horizon drilling rig agrees to $211m damages settlement

Owner of Deepwater Horizon drilling rig agrees to $211m damages settlement

Anthony Badalamenti, a old former Halliburton manager, pleaded guilty yesterday to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. He’s charged with one…

Everyone remembers how it started: on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded off the coast of Louisiana, rupturing the Macondo well below it. #outside magazine

The $37 Billion Oil Spill

Everyone remembers how it started: on April the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded off the coast of Louisiana, rupturing the Macondo well below it.

Can We Stop the Next Big Oil Spill?  Two years ago this month, BP’s Deepwater horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 and dumping 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. Federal officials vowed it wouldn’t happen again, but have things changed?

Can We Stop the Next Big Oil Spill?

Two years ago this month, BP’s Deepwater horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 and dumping 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. Federal officials vowed it wouldn’t happen again, but have things changed?

“On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled over 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.” This week’s government document of the week, Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling, is the official account of the terrible accident and its effect on the environment and economy of the region.

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling: Report to the President, January 2011

Crude oil washes ashore following the sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on Grand Terre Island, LA., June 7, 2010.

The Most Surprising Pictures of 2010 - Photo Essays

Oily Mess Photograph by Benjamin Lowy / Reportage/ Getty Images Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill floats on the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico in June.

An ocean wave, laden with oil & toxic dispersants, from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Is technology simultaneously improving our lives & destroying the planet? IS the solution to pollution, dilution, or, is it possible to break our planet's oceans? These are difficult questions to answer, but the direction the human race must swiftly move in, is painfully obvious when this image crosses ones vision for the future. NO OFFSHORE DRILLING, THE CONSEQUENCES ARE DIRE.

“Delicate patterns in the sea breaking on Orange Beach, Alabama, more than 90 miles from the BP oil spill, cannot distract from the mess four to six inches deep on parts of the shore.

Microbes degrade oil, indicated by the circle of dashes, in the deepwater plume from the BP oil spill in the Gulf, of Mexico. The newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe, which is suddenly flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico, was discovered by scientists studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

24 bizarre creatures of the deep

Microbes degrade oil, indicated by the circle of dashes, in the deepwater plume from the BP oil spill in the Gulf, of Mexico. The newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe, which is suddenly flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico, was discovered by scientists studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico that was connected to a well owned by BP killed 11 workers and spilled millions of barrels of oil.

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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April

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