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    1. The BP oil spill was one of the worst environmental disasters to strike the United States and killed 11 men drilling a deepwater well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana while drilling a well 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below sea level on April 20. A massive fleet of boats was deployed to try to skim the oil off the surface of...

    2. Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 10:08 AM

      NEW ORLEANS (AP) — British oil giant BP and five U.S. Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion record settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy company's oil spill in 2010. It was one of the worst environmental disasters, and the biggest offshore oil spill, in U.S. history.

    3. How 5 Gulf Coast states will divide BP oil spill settlement

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 10:49 AM

      Most of the $18.7 billion proposed settlement that BP reached over its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill would go to five Gulf Coast states, if the deal is approved by a judge. A portion of the settlement ...

    4. BP to pay record $18.7 bn over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

      AFP via Yahoo! New Zealand NewsJul 02 10:39 PM

      Washington (AFP) - British energy giant BP said Thursday it had agreed to pay a record $18.

    5. British oil giant BP and five U.S. Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion record settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy company’s oil spill in 2010.

    6. The settlement, if accepted by a federal judge, would end a years-long battle between BP and the US government.

    7. BP's $18.7 billion settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill draws a line under years of uncertainty to allow it to focus once again on growth but could make it an acquisition target. The British energy giant, whose shares are still some 35 percent below their value before the largest offshore spill in U.S. history, still faces headwinds from the sharp decline in oil prices and its large ...

    8. BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

      San Antonio Express-NewsJul 03 09:29 AM

      NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions. Federal and state government officials touted the record-breaking agreement as a ...

    9. Florida will receive the most money: $3.25 billion.

    10. Marine scientist Don Boesch on the fight to restore ecosystems damaged by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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