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    1. Five years after the nation's worst oil spill scarred fragile shorelines along the Gulf of Mexico and sent economies into a tailspin, the British oil company BP has reached an $18.7-billion settlement designed to close one of the most contentious chapters in environmental history.

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

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

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 11:15 AM

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

    5. British energy giant BP said Thursday it had agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to compensate the US government and five states for damages stemming from the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The spill was sparked by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig which killed 11 men and saw millions of barrels of oil flow into Gulf waters, in one of the worst environmental disasters to strike ...

    6. 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...

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

    8. 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.

    9. Timeline: BP oil spill, litigation at a glance

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 06:25 PM

      (Reuters) - BP Plc reached a $18.7 billion settlement to end five years of litigation following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It is the largest settlement with a single entity in U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The following is a timeline of key events: * April 20, 2010, RIG EXPLODES: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig at the Macondo exploration well kills 11 ...

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

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