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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BP Oil Spill Still Impacting the Gulf 9/5/2012

"The US justice department is blaming BP PLC for the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, describing in new court papers examples of what it calls "gross negligence and willful misconduct".

The court filing is the sharpest position yet taken by the US government as it seeks to hold the British oil giant largely responsible for the largest oil spill, as well as the largest ever environmental disaster, in US history..."
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

BP Fined Under Clean Water Act

Two years later after the horrible incident, and they are finally getting their punishments under the Clean Water Act.  They report says that BP will be fined anywhere from $5.4 billion to $21.1 billion depending on the degree of negligence.  "Clean Water Act fines typically go into a fund to pay for oil spill cleanup costs and damages, but under the Senate provision 80 percent of the fines would be divided among Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas."  The Senate vote was split 76-22, which is a large victory for environmental restoration agencies.  For more information read the article here.