Gulf of Mexico oil spill

BP and Gulf States agree to $18.7 billion damage settlement, but will it make the region ‘whole?’

NEW ORLEANS –The federal government and Gulf Coast states have reached an $18.7 billion settlement agreement with the oil company BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which unleashed an 87-day gusher of crude and fouled the Gulf’s waters with 4.9 million barrels of oil. The agreement sets the stage […]

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Hurricane season brings fears of massive Deepwater Horizon oiling in Gulf of Mexico

MOBILE, Alabama – An Alabama chemist is warning Gulf of Mexico residents that future hurricanes could bring Deepwater Horizon oil and dispersant inland via storm surges and heavy rains, and pose even bigger environmental threats and health risks than the initial spill in 2010. “We’re waiting for the next big storm, and we don’t know […]

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