Deepwater Horizon http://apr.org en 2 BP Rig Supervisors Seek 9-month Delay In Trial http://apr.org/post/2-bp-rig-supervisors-seek-9-month-delay-trial <p></p><p>Defense attorneys are seeking a nine-month delay in the trial of two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.</p><p>Lawyers for Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine said in a court filing Wednesday that they need more time to review millions of pages of documents that Justice Department prosecutors have produced in preparation for a trial scheduled to begin Jan. 14.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. didn't immediately rule on their request. Prosecutors are opposed to a delay.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:14:01 +0000 The Associated Press 36865 at http://apr.org 2 BP Rig Supervisors Seek 9-month Delay In Trial High-Stakes Trial Begins Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill http://apr.org/post/high-stakes-trial-begins-over-2010-gulf-oil-spill <P>A BP lawyer says other companies that worked on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling project made crucial mistakes that led to the deaths of 11 workers and the massive 2010 Gulf oil spill.</P> <P>BP attorney Mike Brock acknowledged during his opening statements Monday for a high-stakes trial that the London-based company also made mistakes and "errors in judgment" before its Macondo well blew out.</P> <P>But Brock accused Deepwater Horizon owner Transocean Ltd. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:16:33 +0000 The Associated Press & Ryan Vasquez 25614 at http://apr.org High-Stakes Trial Begins Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Board Says BP Missed The Big Hazard Issues In Spill http://apr.org/post/board-says-bp-missed-big-hazard-issues-spill <p><font face="Arial">A government investigative committee says BP and the drilling contractor it hired to operate the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded two years ago focused too closely on personal safety at the expense of preventing major hazards.</font></p><p><font face="Arial">The conclusions are contained in the preliminary findings of an investigation into the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill conducted by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.</font></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:38:26 +0000 Associated Press 15113 at http://apr.org Board Says BP Missed The Big Hazard Issues In Spill