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BP comes to settlement agreement with oil spill victims

BP released a statement to NewsCore that they have come to an agreement with those affected by the Gulf Oil Spill, which began with an explosion from the Deepwater Horizon nearly two years ago on April 20, 2010.

1 million pounds of carbon released after Gulf of Mexico spill

One million pounds of carbon were released into the atmosphere following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill, according to researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Peter Fonda to President Obama: 'You are a f#@*ing traitor'

Speaking at the Cannes International Film Festival, Hollywood movie icon and environmental activist Peter Fonda lashed out at President Obama, considering the White House's actions on the BP oil spill traitorous.

Obama administration restricts findings on Gulf’s dead dolphins

Biloxi - The Obama administration has issued a gag order on data over the recent spike of dead dolphins, including many stillborn infants, washing up on Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, and scientists say the restriction undermines the scientific process.

US Justice Department sues BP for Gulf oil spill

Washington - The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Wednesday against BP Exploration and Production Inc. and several other companies, in their first major legal action resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Microbes ate BP oil spill? Maybe, but the problem’s not over

Recent studies at Berkeley have led researcher Terry Hazen of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to state that the deep oil plume has been eaten by microbes. Others don’t agree. There’s not even agreement about how much oil was recovered.

BP comes under scrutiny for use of prisoners during Gulf clean-up

BP's use of prisoners to assist with the oil spill clean-up has been called an "open secret." In other words, the use of prisoners was not hidden -- but BP has not openly admitted to the project either.

Op-Ed: Just another American disaster, marketing the BP spill

One thing about the Great Financial Crisis: It really set the scene for streamlining procedures to avoid dealing with catastrophes. The BP spill has optimized the process, allowing for actual marketing of disasters.

Denver man says ET technology could clean up Gulf oil spill

Denver - Jeff Peckman's claim to fame is a video he released in 2008 that purports to show an alien in the window of a house. It wasn't his video, and it was not well received, but that hasn't stopped Peckman.

Rate of Gulf Oil Leakage Still in Dispute

No sooner had the government touted the findings of an independent panel of experts showing that the rate of leaking oil in the gulf was far higher than previously reported, when two of the researchers began distancing themselves from the results.

Op-Ed: Questions remaining with Gulf oil spill Special

I live in Louisiana, so I am biased. I'm a tree-hugger, so I am biased. I voted for Obama, and I suppose for some that makes me biased too. I am biased in believing no one knew at the outset how bad the spill was and no one knows now how to stop it.

Report: Bush DoJ sheltered BP executives from criminal probe

EPA criminal investigator Scott West spent thousands of hours investigating alleged crimes committed by BP -- bound to have resulted in felony charges -- but President Bush's Department of Justice abruptly shut his investigation down, TruthOut reports.

Oil drilling moratorium on Georges Bank extended

Halifax - Canada's federal and Nova Scotia governments have extended the moratorium on oil and gas exploration and drilling on Georges Bank to December 31, 2015. They say the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had little to do with their decision.

BP denies Gulf oil spill larger than 5,000 barrels daily Special

Robert - While some scientists have determined the oil spill to be anywhere from 1 to 5 million barrels, BP continues to assert, backed up by the Coast Guard, that it hasn't established the spill as any more than the 5,000 daily barrels estimated earlier.

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Dr. Brian Stacy  NOAA veterinarian  prepares to clean an oiled Kemp s Ridley turtle.
Dr. Brian Stacy, NOAA veterinarian, prepares to clean an oiled Kemp's Ridley turtle.
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