BP Oil spill http://apr.org en Feds Get Time to Decide on Retrial for BP Engineer http://apr.org/post/feds-get-time-decide-retrial-bp-engineer <p>Federal prosecutors have been granted additional time to decide whether they should appeal an order throwing out the conviction of a former BP engineer in the 2010 Gulf oil spill.</p><p></p><p>U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval granted the prosecutors' motion Thursday</p><p>Duval ruled last week that Kurt Mix was entitled to a new trial on an obstruction-of-justice charge because of juror misconduct in his 2013 trial.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:28:07 +0000 Associated Press 54257 at http://apr.org Feds Get Time to Decide on Retrial for BP Engineer Agreement Reached on Ala. Oil Spill Restoration http://apr.org/post/agreement-reached-ala-oil-spill-restoration <P>BP and federal and state officials have reached an agreement on proposed early restoration projects from the BP oil spill that are expected to cost about $94 million.</P> <P>The projects are part of BP's plan to provide up to $1 billion in funding for recovery of natural resources that were impacted in the BP oil spill.</P> <P>BP's Executive Vice President Laura Folse says the money will -provide long-term benefits to the Alabama environment and the people of Alabama. Thu, 02 May 2013 12:28:19 +0000 The Associated Press 29587 at http://apr.org Agreement Reached on Ala. Oil Spill Restoration Tests Confirm Link Between BP Oil, Post-Isaac Tar http://apr.org/post/tests-confirm-link-between-bp-oil-post-isaac-tar Scientific testing has confirmed a link between oil from the massive BP spill and tar found on Alabama beaches after Hurricane Isaac. Auburn University researcher Joel Hayworth said Tuesday a chemical analysis showed that tar balls collected after Isaac were associated with the type of oil spilled after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010. Auburn researchers collected about 15 pounds of tar balls after the storm, and officials from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach picked up still more. BP is holding a media briefing in New Orleans to discuss its response after Isaac in Alab Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:05:06 +0000 The Associated Press 17689 at http://apr.org Tests Confirm Link Between BP Oil, Post-Isaac Tar Tar Washing in on Alabama Beaches Post-Isaac http://apr.org/post/tar-washing-alabama-beaches-post-isaac <p>Officials say they're finding tar balls on Alabama's beaches in the wake of Hurricane Isaac's landfall last week.</p><p>Representatives from the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach said Wednesday workers are seeing significantly more tar deposits on the sand than before Isaac struck. The tar is weathered and old, and it's not considered dangerous.</p><p>The cities believe tar is breaking off from large, submerged mats that were left from the BP oil spill in 2010. But tests have yet to confirm whether the tar is linked to the BP well or something else.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:21:11 +0000 The Associated Press 17382 at http://apr.org Tar Washing in on Alabama Beaches Post-Isaac