oil spills http://kplu.org en Judge Approves BP's Manslaughter Plea In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill http://kplu.org/post/judge-approves-bps-manslaughter-plea-2010-gulf-oil-spill A federal judge has approved a guilty plea by BP to manslaughter charges in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill.<p>The approved deal includes a record $4 billion in criminal penalties.<p>Eleven workers on the Deep Water Horizon rig died in the April 2010 explosion. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:41:35 +0000 Carrie Johnson 7671 at http://kplu.org Judge Approves BP's Manslaughter Plea In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Officials respond to oil spill on Elliott Bay in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/officials-respond-oil-spill-elliott-bay-seattle <p>Coast Guard and state officials are responding to an oil spill at the Bell Harbor Marina on Elliott Bay in Seattle.</p><p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:26:43 +0000 The Associated Press 4787 at http://kplu.org That sinking feeling: Cleaning up abandoned boats http://kplu.org/post/sinking-feeling-cleaning-abandoned-boats <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949108.mp3</p><p>So, you live near a marina -- or a river or lake -- and you notice that an old, possibly-abandoned boat is sinking.</p><p><strong>Who you gonna call?</strong></p><p>Your first thought might be to notify the local police or fire department. Bryan Flint says that might work, or it might not.</p><p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:10:13 +0000 Liam Moriarty 660 at http://kplu.org That sinking feeling: Cleaning up abandoned boats Is Washington ready to handle The Big Spill? http://kplu.org/post/washington-ready-handle-big-spill <p>Some lawmakers in Olympia say “no.” They’re proposing a bill that would make the oil industry pay for a variety of precautions designed to protect Washington’s shorelines from an Exxon Valdez or Deepwater Horizon disaster.</p><p>(I wrote about <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1647569/KPLU.Local.News/Are.We.Prepared.For.a.Big.Spill">the state of Washington's oil spill prevention and response</a> while the Gulf spill was ongoing last spring ...)</p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:02:12 +0000 Liam Moriarty 548 at http://kplu.org Is Washington ready to handle The Big Spill?