Disasters

BP Partner Anadarko Responsible for Oil Spill Fines: Federal Judge

"Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a minority investor in BP's failed Macondo well, is on the hook for federal pollution fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, regardless of whether the company was responsible for the disaster, a federal judge said Monday (Feb. 2)."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 02/03/2015

"Report: Sandy Was Wake-Up Call We Better Heed"

"A new Army Corps of Engineers report warns that unless coastal residents and state and local leaders from the Carolinas to Maine rethink their approach to shoreline development, the next big storm will be equal to or worse than Hurricane Sandy – with its $65 billion in losses, 159 deaths and 650,000 homes damaged or destroyed."

Source: Wilmington News Journal, 02/02/2015

"Forest Service To Designate Routes for Snowmobiles on Public Lands"

"The U.S. Forest Service adopted a rule on Wednesday that requires managers of the nation’s nearly 200 forests and grasslands to formally designate where snowmobiles can be operated on the 193 million acres of public land the agency oversees."

Source: Reuters, 01/29/2015

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