Halliburton is accusing BP of cherry picking facts and testimony to create “an illusion” that Halliburton intentionally destroyed evidence about the quality of cement slurry in an oil well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, killing 11 workers.
Late Monday, Halliburton filed a response in federal court to BP’s allegations that accused Halliburton employees of destroying early test results on cement after the blowout that found problems.
Halliburton accused BP of mischaracterizing the facts.
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office said a carbon tax could bring in significant revenues and help reverse climate change at the cost of higher prices and lower incomes, The Hill reports.
The House Appropriations Committee proposed giving $24.3 billion to the subcommittee that finances the Interior Department, EPA and similar agencies, an 18-percent cut from fiscal 2013 levels, E&E News reports.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, called on the Forest Service to drop its plans to withhold funds from rural timber communities.