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Deepwater Horizon

  1. Trump Dumps Obama Effort to Prevent Oil SpillsBoth the business and “populist” wings of the GOP support Trump’s heavy tilt toward oil and gas at the expense of the environment.
  2. Trump’s War on the Coastal States Includes More Offshore Drilling, Less SafetyHe’s doing this despite bipartisan opposition from governors.
  3. Trump Administration Proposes Rolling Back Oil-Spill RulesSurely private industry doesn’t need any oversight on this stuff.
  4. BP Will Pay Out $18.7 Billion Over 18 YearsThe money will settle claims with Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the federal government over the oil spill.
  5. epic disasters
    BP to Pay Largest Criminal Fine Ever in Oil-Spill Settlement [Updated]The company has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges.
  6. BP Reaches Nearly $8 Billion Gulf-Spill SettlementShould avoid lengthy, costly legal process.
  7. cleaning up
    BP Reaches Settlement With Deepwater Horizon PartnerAnadarko Petroleum will help to compensate victims of the 2010 oil spill.
  8. bp oil spill
    To Mark the Anniversary of the Oil Spill, BP Sues Halliburton [Updated]Nothing says “pass the buck” like an anniversary lawsuit.
  9. cleaning up
    BP Could Face Manslaughter Charges for Deepwater Horizon DeathsBut don’t worry, the executives are still safe.
  10. ink-stained wretches
    AP Reporter Glove-Slaps the Times for What He Calls Credit-HoggingThe paper’s claims of exclusive information, he says, are “blatanly false.”
  11. cleaning up
    A Short List of What Federal Oil-Rig Inspectors Aren’t CheckingA short, semi-terrifying list.
  12. cleaning up
    Report Criticizes Adminstration for Response to Oil SpillGovernment retort: response was “in full force and immediate.”
  13. cleaning up
    The BP Oil Well Is Now ‘Physically Incapable of Leaking Another Drop’Were all of your other issues from last summer resolved?
  14. cleaning up
    BP Completes Relief Well, Now on to ‘Bottom Kill’BP sensors detect that the relief well has connected with the original Macando well 18,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf.
  15. cleaning up
    Multiple Choice Photo: (A) Gravel Road or (B) Enormous Fish Kill in the Gulf?Guess which?
  16. cleaning up
    BP Report Blames a Series of Failures and a Number of Companies for the Spill“No single factor caused the Macondo well tragedy.”
  17. cleaning up
    Louisiana’s Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Doesn’t See What All the Fuss Is AboutCelebrating Louisiana’s harvest since 1967.
  18. cleaning up
    Employees From the Company Whose Oil Rig Just Exploded Spent Yesterday Protesting Restrictions on Offshore DrillingJust yesterday, Mariner Energy employees objected to restrictions on offshore drilling.
  19. cleaning up
    BP’s Cement Plug Has HardenedCrew now beginning the final phase of drilling.
  20. cleaning up
    Static Kill Completed in Deepwater Horizon WellThe oil leak is now double-stopped.
  21. sad things
    Deepwater Horizon’s Alarm System Was Broken When the Oil Rig Exploded“They did not want people woken up at 3 o’clock in the morning due to false alarms.”
  22. in hot water
    Deepwater Horizon Workers Knew Something Was UpEven before the rig exploded.
  23. cleaning up
    Government Allows BP One More Day to Test CapSeepage detected near the Deepwater Horizon well has not sparked a release on BP’s cap yet.
  24. cleaning up
    So How’s the Oil-Cap Replacement Going?Robots are currently facing off versus crude oil.
  25. cleaning up
    BP to Remove Pipe Cap As Early As SaturdayThey’ll replace it with a better cap … three days later.
  26. sweden is always ahead of the curve on these things
    Report: BP Chairman Blamed for Marriage ExplosionChairman Carl-Henric Svanberg is dating someone age-appropriate, and people are angry about it.
  27. cleaning up
    Interior Secretary Renames Office of Mineral Management ServicesThe government agency whose coziness with big oil has been blamed for the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon spill is getting its own PR makeover.
  28. cleaning up
    Last-Ditch Deepwater Oil-Spill Guards Poorly Tested, Frequently IneffectiveA ‘Times’ investigation looks into the failed “blind shear.”