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Environmental Law
April 30, 2010
Environmental/Fishing Industry Disaster Feared on Coastline

State and federal government officials, officials with oil giant BP, state biologists, and fishermen are frantically working to try to hold back a massive oil spill that continues to encroach on Louisiana’s coastline. The oil has been gushing from a well 5,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico’s surface since  the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on […]

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Environmental Law
Federal Officials Will Visit Louisiana Oil Spill Zone Friday

Federal officials will visit the oil spill zone in Louisiana Friday to help coordinate the response to the environmental crises, including top officials from the Homeland Security Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Interior Department. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has declared that the oil spill is of “national significance,” meaning that the federal government will be […]

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Wrongful Death
April 26, 2010
Transocean Horizon Oil Rig Accident & Explosion

The Deepwater Horizion, is a massive oil rig owned by Transocean, Ltd., but leased to British Petroleum  since 2007.  On April 20, 2010, at approximately 10 p.m. while the rig performed drilling operations approximatley 50 miles southeast of Venice, Lousiana, an explosion and raging fire occurred causing crewmembers to be thrown overboard injuring at least 17 and killing appoximately 11 others aboard the vessel. At […]

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