Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mental Health Claims From Oil Spill Probably Won’t Be Paid

by Sasha Chavkin ProPublica, July 27 BP’s $20 billion fund to compensate those hurt by the Gulf oil spill will probably turn down one controversial class of claims: those for mental health problems. In little-noted testimony [1] before the House … Continue reading

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Complaints over BP’s handling of oil spill compensation

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BP Oil Poisons the Gulf of Mexico’s Food Chain

Story by Dahr Jamail, Photography by Erika Blumenfeld, Inter Press Service | Report NEW ORLEANS – Environmental experts warn that the eco-systems and food chain in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding region already deeply harmed and toxified by the … Continue reading

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Feinberg sells compensation fund to spill victims

Feinberg, who is being paid by BP, declined to provide his salary. “That’s something between me and BP,” he said. By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – The administrator of a $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund … Continue reading

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Louisiana Losing Patience With BP, Government on Oil Spill Claims

BATON ROUGE, LA — BP has yet to make a single payment from the highly publicized $20 billion claims fund negotiated by President Obama last month at the White House. The fund, which Obama hailed as a breakthrough, is supposed … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Photos Show Spill Workers Without Protective Gear

There’s something missing in the Coast Guard’s latest PR photos of oil spill cleanup workers: protective gear. at ProPublica No less than three items required for beach cleaning operations [1] by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — coveralls, rubber … Continue reading

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Suicide of spill worker prompts call for mental health aid

Greenspace LA Times After the suicide of a Gulf Coast fishing boat captain, Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) on Friday called on BP to fund efforts to address the “rising number of mental health problems” in the region caused by the … Continue reading

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