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Deepwater Horizon

In re Deepwater Horizon

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed by 11 Louisiana parishes in which they sought penalties under the Louisiana Wildlife Protection Statute for the pollution-related loss of aquatic life and...

Oil Pollution Update

ELR Article

Two years after the Presidential Commission’s report on the tragic Deepwater Horizon disaster, much happened in the area of oil pollution law, though only one aspect of the Oil Pollution Act was amended. On January 31, 2013, ELI...

Deepwater Horizon

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit held that Transocean's primary and excess-liability insurers must cover BP's pollution-related liabilities deriving from April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Under Texas law, the umbrella insurance policy—not...

Center for Biological Diversity v. BP America

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's CWA, CERCLA, and EPCRA claims against BP and Transocean Ltd. following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. BP leased...

S. 183, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

Hornbeck Offshore Services, L.L.C. v. Salazar

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit held that DOI did not violate a district court order preliminarily enjoining enforcement of a drilling moratorium following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico by issuing a second...

S. 183, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

77 FR 66626

ELR Federal Agency Update

Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

ELR Case

A district court held that BP and Anadarko Petroleum are responsible parties under OPA for pollution stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster and subject to civil penalties under the CWA, but that issues remain as to...

In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

ELR Case

A district court held that BP must indemnify Halliburton Energy Services for third-party compensatory claims related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster under its drilling contract. Specifically, BP is required to indemnify...