Tag: Oil and Gas

A Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Gulf of Mexico

The Trustees have reached a settlement with BP to resolve BP’s liability for natural resource injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Under this settlement, BP will pay up to $8.8 billion for restoration. Based on our thorough assessment of impacts to…

Louisiana Parish Lawsuits Against the Oil Industry for Wetlands Destruction

(Also see: Louisiana Levee Board Coastal Erosion Law Suit) Newest Developments Original Complaint – City of New Orleans/Orleans Parish v the oil industry for wetlands destruction. Dismissal for failure to exhaust administrative remedies – Parish of Plaquemines v. Total Petrochemical &…

Levee Lawsuit Against the Oil and Gas Industry Dismissed

Bd. of Comm’rs of the Se. Louisiana Flood Prot. Auth.-E. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., LLC, No. CIV.A. 13-5410, 2015 WL xxx (E.D. La. February 13, 2015) Interestingly, there was no discussion of the state law removing the Levee Board’s…

Environmental And Health Impacts Of Canada’S Oil Sands Industry

The Royal Society Of Canada Expert Panel, Executive Summary: Environmental And Health Impacts Of Canada’S Oil Sands Industry Development of the oil sands in northern Alberta has become an issue of growing public interest in recent year, with highly polarized…

CRS Report – Potential BP Liability for the Oil Spill

“Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began on April 20, 2010, Congress has given much attention to the compensatory liability provisions of the Oil Pollution Act and, to a lesser extent, those of the Jones Act and the Death on…