- After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Is Recovering Faster Than Environment
- Part 1: 10 million 'missing' gallons of crude oil from BP's 2010 oil spill has been found.
- Part 2: BP Gets A Pass On Billions Of Dollars In Fines For Gulf Oil Spill
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Part 1: 10 million 'missing' gallons of crude oil from BP's 2010 oil spill has been found.
Having "eluded" both the BP cleanup crews and our government for 5 years, 10 million gallons of crude oil has finally shown up.
Walter Einenkel <>, Daily Kos
BP spill in action.
Feb 05, 2015 | Having "eluded" both the BP cleanup crews and our government for 5 years, 10 million gallons of crude oil has finally shown up.
Up to 10 million gallons (38 million liters) of crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has settled at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where it is threatening wildlife and marine ecosystems, according to a new study.
This study supports one that came out a year ago that projected a little more oil on the bottom of the Gulf. In the end, both projections remind of us of the long term impacts of environmental negligence.
Walter Einenkel is a contributor to Daily Kos
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Part 2: BP Gets A Pass On Billions Of Dollars In Fines For Gulf Oil Spill
In his ruling on Thursday, United States federal judge Carl Barbier said BP's response to the disaster was not grossly negligent, but stuck to his earlier opinion that it had been grossly negligent leading up to the Macondo well blowout.
Reuters / Huffington Post
01/16/2015 | BP Plc (BP.L) will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion under the Clean Water Act for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill, several billion dollars less than feared, after a judge ruled that it was smaller than the U.S. government claimed.
That was well below the government's estimate of 4.09 million barrels, which could have led to penalties of up to $17.6 billion.
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency.
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