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1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times

Gulf oil spill restoration projects include hotel, ferries, boat docks

BP has paid $1 billion to help restore areas damaged by the 2010 gulf oil spill.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Pensacola, FL, US National Parks, Gulf Islands National Seashore

3 hrs ago |

The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill still haunts the New Orleans seafood industry

Earlier this week BP officials announced they were moving into the 'Middle Phase' of their Gulf Oil Spill cleanup efforts along the Louisiana coastline.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New Orleans Travel, New Orleans, LA, Restaurant Management

7 hrs ago |

BP Oil spill four years later: Return to Barataria Bay and Cat Island

Four years ago, footage of oiled brown pelicans and the thousands of shorebirds nesting on Cat Island and the Barataria Bay went around the world in the aftermath of the 200 million gallons of thick crude that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.Today there are no pelicans, no mangroves, and worse, much of Cat Island itself is washing away.


Related Topix: Barataria, LA, Belle Chasse, LA

11 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland

Gansler sues BP over April 2010 oil spill

Attorney General Doug Gansler sued BP Friday, alleging the company's oil spill four years ago led to millions in losses for Maryland's pension system.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement

14 hrs ago | The Hill

Former drilling chief warns of oil spill threat

The former director of the Minerals Management Service blasted inaction by the federal government on offshore oil drilling safety Thursday and warned that the United States is "on a course to repeat our mistakes."


18 hrs ago | Reuters

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.


Related Topix: Grand Isle, LA, Explosion, Life, Food, Seafood

Thu Apr 17, 2014

'An ongoing disaster:' South Mississippi still suffers 4 years after BP spill

Sunday will mark the four-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and people in South Mississippi are still feeling the effects of what's been called the largest man-made disaster in United States history.


Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, Vietnamese-American, Asian-American

The Advocate

Letter: Rebound is encouraging in aftermath of Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon accident, memories of that day, the tragic loss of 11 lives and the difficult time that followed remain vivid.


Related Topix: Marketing, Opinion


Oil slick in search area not from missing plane

Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading

BP Mobile Incident Commander Keith Seilhan talks with oil cleanup workers in Gulf Shores, Ala., in July 2010.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law


Coast Guard slams BP for suggesting oil spill cleanup is complete

Just days before the four-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP announced that it's ending the "active cleanup" of the Louisiana shoreline.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Prince George Citizen

Ex BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges related to 2010 Gulf oil spill

The government says a former BP employee who was a co-ordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Ex-BP manager settles Gulf spill insider trading case

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law


Ex-BP employee settles SEC insider-trading oil spill case

A former 20-year veteran of BP plc will pay a civil penalty to settle civil charges alleging he used non-public information during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to commit insider-trading, U.S. regulators said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

CBS 3 Springfield

BP points to 'significant progress' since the oil spill

BP says the Gulf of Mexico is undergoing a "robust recovery"in the four years since the oil spill.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Search setback: Oil slick not linked to Flight 370

The quest to solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a step backward Thursday when Australian authorities determined that a small oil slick discovered Sunday in the prime search area was not from the missing Boeing 777.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Malaysia, US Military, US Navy, US News

Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

A Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft takes off from Pearce Airbase, north of Perth, Australia to help in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, US Military, US Navy, US News, Malaysia,

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Ex-US Attorney heads Gulf spill claims audit panel

A former U.S. attorney in Baton Rouge heads up a new three-member audit panel appointed to review the settlement program arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Search For MH370: Oil Slick Sample Brought To Perth For Analysis

From Nik Nurfaqih Nik Wil PERTH, April 17 -- The sample of an oil slick detected on Sunday by the Australian defence vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean, where a search is going on for a missing Malaysian airliner, has been brought here for analysis.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania

WJHG-TV Panama City

Four Years after the BP Oil Spill

Despite Sunday being the 4 year anniversary, individuals and businesses are still seeking damages against BP, saying they were hurt financially by the spill.