Friday, March 13, 2015


Thaw shifts oil spill response in Montana - UPI.com

Bismarck TribuneThaw shifts oil spill response in MontanaUPI.comThe unified command, which includes state and federal environmental agencies alongside Poplar operator Bridger Pipeline, said special monitoring equipment was set up at the city's water treatment plant to detect any oil moving into...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


FEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of Fraud - GovExec.com

FEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of FraudGovExec.com“This is a significant turnaround for the thousands of Sandy survivors who have been victimized not only by the storm, but by FEMA, insurance companies and their subcontractors who systemically lowballed claims,” Menendez said....
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


Afternoon Bulletin: FEMA To Revaluate Sandy Insurance Claims and More - New York Observer

New York Observer Afternoon Bulletin: FEMA To Revaluate Sandy Insurance Claims and More New York Observer The New York City homeless shelter system is facing hundreds of health and...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Insurance Claim - Hartford Courant

FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Insurance ClaimHartford CourantTRENTON, N.J. — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim filed by storm Sandy victims. The review will involve roughly 144,000 claims and not limit corrective action...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


New Fire At Troubled Exxon Refinery Quickly Extinguished

ExxonMobil spokesmen claim that there was no impact on the ... as the small southern California town continues to struggle with the fallout of the larger explosion. That incident shook the surrounding area with the equivalent of a 1.7 magnitude earthquake ...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


Feds: 'Human factors,' faulty drain cause deadly zinc blast

A 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a former Horsehead ... settlement money could go to general fund Cash from environmental settlements like the Exxon Mobil payout could once again pad the state's general fund under Gov. Chris Christie's latest ...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


FEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claim - Press of Atlantic City

Press of Atlantic CityFEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claimPress of Atlantic CityVolunters from Inspira Health Network and the Cumberland County Long Term Recovery Group held a day of service to help those still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The group was working at the...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


FEATURE: US West Coast refiners step up gasoline, alkylate imports from Asia

Further south, ExxonMobil's 155,000 b/d Torrance refinery was hit by an explosion in an electrostatic precipitator on February 18, causing a fire which downed the fluid catalytic cracker, alkylation unit, reformer and hydrocracker. The refinery ...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Oil shipments to resume in repaired pipeline as cleanup continues - Bismarck Tribune

Bismarck TribuneOil shipments to resume in repaired pipeline as cleanup continuesBismarck TribuneEfforts to remove oil from the Yellowstone will resume after it's clear of ice and safe to work on, said a spokesman for Bridger Pipeline LLC, the company responsible for the spill. But prospects...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Oil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under river - Chicago Daily Herald

NBC MontanaOil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under riverChicago Daily HeraldFILE-This Jan. 19, 2015 file photo crews work to contain an oil spill from Bridger Pipeline's broken pipeline near Glendive, Mont., in this aerial view showing both sides of the river. Bridger Pipeline LLC...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Oil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under river - U-T San Diego

U-T San DiegoOil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under riverU-T San DiegoFILE-This Jan. 19, 2015 file photo crews work to contain an oil spill from Bridger Pipeline's broken pipeline near Glendive, Mont., in this aerial view showing both sides of the river. Bridger Pipeline LLC...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Grassroots Group Supports President's Veto of Pipeline - Sheridan Media (press release)

Sheridan Media (press release)Grassroots Group Supports President's Veto of PipelineSheridan Media (press release)A shot of the Yellowstone River. The recent Bridger Pipeline Spill that occurred due to a rupture in the pipeline caused approximately 30,000 gallons of oil to go into the river,...
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Monday, March 09, 2015


FEMA takes more action to bolster oversight following complaints about Sandy ... - NJ.com

SILive.comFEMA takes more action to bolster oversight following complaints about Sandy ...NJ.comToday's announcement is the latest step taken by FEMA in response to complaints about the way Hurricane Sandy homeowners have been reimbursed for damages suffered in the storm. In December, the agency...
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Sunday, March 08, 2015


Notice Issued to Protect Oklahomans Who Have Earthquake Insurance

Source: Oklahoma Insurance Department

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department is taking a proactive step to protect Oklahomans who buy earthquake insurance. Today the Department released a bulletin to property and casualty insurance companies to address important issues surrounding earthquake...

Sunday, March 08, 2015


After Sandy fraud, FEMA must restore public trust - Newsday

Vineland Daily JournalAfter Sandy fraud, FEMA must restore public trustNewsdayNow that a top official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged that some superstorm Sandy victims were denied flood insurance settlements because of fraudulent engineering reports, the way forward...
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Thursday, March 05, 2015


Hurricane Sandy: Buried Adjuster Report Raises New Fraud Allegations Against ... - International Business Times

International Business TimesHurricane Sandy: Buried Adjuster Report Raises New Fraud Allegations Against ...International Business TimesA broken tree falls on houses at Jersey City, New Jersey, Oct. 29, 2012. A Jersey City homeowner alleges he has uncovered new evidence showing he was...
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Pallone says FEMA should notify Hurricane Sandy victims of fraud allegations - NJ.com

NJ.comPallone says FEMA should notify Hurricane Sandy victims of fraud allegationsNJ.comWASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency should tell Hurricane Sandy victims of ongoing allegations of fraud and make sure they get they get the information they need to challenge any rejected...
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Monday, March 02, 2015


Legislators Introduce Bill To Change Adjuster Licensing In Florida

LEGISLATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO CHANGE ADJUSTER LICENSING IN FLORIDA NEW PROPOSED LAW TO REQUIRE ADJUSTERS TO TAKE THE STATE TEST Currently, adjuster candidates who obtain an approved designation are exempt from taking the state licensing test. On February 24, 2015 two bills were introduced into...

Monday, March 02, 2015


Drone insurance cover set to take off

Source: Business Insurance

“Most drone operators are buying legal liability limits of less than $10 million, and at those levels there is abundant capacity in the market,” said Chris Proudlove, senior vice president at aviation underwriter Global Aerospace Inc. in Parsippany, New Jersey. Optional ISO...
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Monday, March 02, 2015


The Storm after the Storm

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-sandy-60-minutes-fraud-investigation/

  When Hurricane Sandy made its way towards the East Coast in the fall of 2012, residents knew it could be devastating. What they didn't expect was just how bad Sandy turned out to be: 117 deaths, and damage estimated at more than $60 billion, second only to Katrina. Now two and a half...
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Sunday, March 01, 2015


FEMA Sued Over Records Related To Superstorm Sandy Victims And Other Flood Insurance Claims

Source: IBT Media Inc

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing a new lawsuit filed by a nonprofit organization that wants a look at FEMA’s inner workings, especially the way its officials decide the fate of insurance appeals made by flood victims. United Policyholders, a San Francisco-based group...
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