The Deepwater Horizon before the April 2010 disaster.

Transocean Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Pay $1.4 Billion To Settle Charges Related To Gulf Oil Spill

Transocean, the offshore drilling company that operated, on BP’s behalf, the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig whose collapse resulted in multiple deaths and untold amounts of oil being released into the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties. [More]

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EPA: U.S. Government Temporarily Suspends BP From New Contracts

It seems BP isn’t done being punished for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, even after being hit with a record fine for the incident just recently. The United States government will be withholding new contracts from the British company, along with from its affiliates, because of criminal charges against it. [More]

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Report: BP Will Be Hit With Record Fine In The Billions Over Deepwater Horizon Spill

Things have got to be tense over at BP right now, as reports are whirling here there and everywhere that the company is likely going to shell out billions of dollars to pay a criminal penalty related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s also reportedly going to plead guilty to criminal misconduct as part of the plea deal it’s reached with the Department of Justice. [More]

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BP & The U.S. Govt. Held Info Back From Each Other As Oil Poured Into Gulf

It’s like a scene on some crime show where the crook gets away because the local cops and the FBI aren’t telling each other everything. Except this wasn’t some hour-long piece of TV fluff; it was a huge environmental disaster that unleashed untold amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. [More]

First Arrest Made In BP Oil Spill

First Arrest Made In BP Oil Spill

More than two years after the Deepwater Horizon rig collapsed in the Gulf of Mexico — killing 11 people — a former engineer for BP has become the first person arrested in the investigation surrounding the disaster. [More]

DOJ Reportedly Prepping Criminal Charges Against BP

DOJ Reportedly Prepping Criminal Charges Against BP

More than a year and a half after the disastrous collapse of the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, it looks like someone may finally be held accountable for the accident, as federal prosecutors are reportedly preparing to file criminal charges against the oil company and perhaps some individual employees. [More]

Spill Leaves Gulf Of Mexico Floor Covered By Layer Of Oil, Dead Animals

Spill Leaves Gulf Of Mexico Floor Covered By Layer Of Oil, Dead Animals

Although BP has projected the Gulf of Mexico will recover from last year’s oil spill by the end of next year, a University of Georgia professor says a layer of oil and dead animals at the bottom of the gulf could devastate wildlife for years to come. [More]

BP Gulf-Sized Spilling Occurs In Nigeria Annually, But Nobody Cares

BP Gulf-Sized Spilling Occurs In Nigeria Annually, But Nobody Cares

For America, the BP spill in the Gulf is a “tragedy that never should have happened,” requiring, “the largest environmental response in this country’s history. In Nigeria, they just call it “Thursday.” [More]