BP to pay out a further $US17.5 billion for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

A few days ago the US Federal Court endorsed a settlement agreement between the US government and five Gulf Coast States. The multi-national oil giant BP has been ordered to pay a total of $US 17.5 billion in fines and compensation for natural resource damage and economic losses incurred as…

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Anti-whaling trio: Heroes, criminals or terrorists?

Shaky footage from a night vision camera shown on the breakfast news this morning showed three self-described environmental activists clambering aboard a Japanese government ship off the Western Australian coastline. As a former clearance diver I admired the success of the covert operation, but from an environmental law perspective it…

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