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Jury Trials OK’d for Medical Lawsuits over BP spill Clean Up

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled oil spill cleanup workers who sue BP for medical problems that surface later in life have the right to make their case before a jury. The BP oil spill medical settlement reached in …

Lake Michigan Storm Clean Up Continues

Crews are working to clean up debris that was strewn along Lake Michigan during a storm last week. Strong winds blew tree trunks, branches, tires, wooden pallets, ladders and other items across beaches in Michigan and Indiana on Oct. 31. …

Cleanup at Arkansas Train Crash Site Ongoing

An important highway in northeast Arkansas could stay closed into next week as crews clean up the wreckage left from a head-on train collision, a highway official said. Two railroad workers were killed and two others were injured when the …

Iran Oil Liability Fears Grow as Insurance Ban Bites

A ban on European Union insurers covering Iranian oil exports has forced ship owners to fall back on new, untested insurance providers, raising fears that governments may have to pay in the event of an oil spill. The July ban, …

Brazil Fines Chevron $28 Million for Oil Spill; Backlash Feared

UPDATE: ConocoPhillips Apologizes for China Oil Spill

U.S. energy giant ConocoPhillips moved to repair its frayed relations with Chinese regulators on Wednesday, apologizing for an oil spill in northern China’s Bohai Bay and saying it will establish a fund to address the company’s responsibilities. The company said …