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Gulf Coast Health Officials Warning Swimmers After Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills 10, Hospitalizes 32

It’s not only brain-eating amoebas swimmers in warm waters have to worry about: Health officials in Florida are warning swimmers in the Gulf Coast about a flesh-eating bacteria in that ocean that so far has killed 10 people and hospitalized 32. [More]

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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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]

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]

BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Evidence In Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit

BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Evidence In Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuit

In its latest effort to spread the love from its Worst Company In America victory, BP has accused another much-loathed business, Halliburton, of destroying internal test results which BP claims demonstrates that the cement used to secure the ill-fated Gulf of Mexico oil well was unstable. [More]

BP Gets Go-Ahead To Start Drilling In Gulf Of Mexico Again

BP Gets Go-Ahead To Start Drilling In Gulf Of Mexico Again

More than a year after the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform that killed 11 people, leaked countless gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico and earned BP the title of Worst Company In America, the petroleum giant has received approval from the federal government to begin drilling again in the Gulf. [More]

Worst Company Winner BP Commits Up To $1 Billion To Speed Up Gulf Restoration

Worst Company Winner BP Commits Up To $1 Billion To Speed Up Gulf Restoration

A day after the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 offshore rig workers, released millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and earned BP the title of Worst Company In America, the Golden Poo winners announced that it has reached an agreement to pony up another $1 billion toward Gulf restoration efforts. [More]

BP's CEO Is Super Sorry About That Oil Spill

BP's CEO Is Super Sorry About That Oil Spill

BP Chief Executive Robert Dudley inherited quite a bit of a mess from former CEO Tony Hayward, he of the loose lips, in the the form of last year’s terrible oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But Dudley wants everyone to know that he’s totally sorry. [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 Dumps Huge Oil Slick On Bank Of America To Earn Title Of 2010's Biggest Business Debacle

BP Dumps Huge Oil Slick On Bank Of America To Earn Title Of 2010's Biggest Business Debacle

In what will probably come as a surprise to no one, Consumerist readers have overwhelmingly selected the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the biggest business debacle of 2010. [More]

Petroleum Platform Explodes In The Gulf Of Mexico

Petroleum Platform Explodes In The Gulf Of Mexico

Because the water in the Gulf of Mexico wasn’t screwed up enough as it is, now come reports that an offshore petroleum platform has exploded and is on fire in the Gulf Mexico, approximately 80 miles off the Louisiana coast. [More]

BP Loses $17 Billion, CEO Gets Life Back

BP Loses $17 Billion, CEO Gets Life Back

As was reported over the weekened, BP CEO Tony Hayward, famous for complaining about how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had eaten into his private time, is officially being pushed to the side. The news comes on the same day the petroleum giant posted a record $17 billion quarterly loss. [More]

Report: Big-Mouthed BP CEO To Step Down

Report: Big-Mouthed BP CEO To Step Down

Even though Tony Hayward said in June that he had no intention of stepping down as CEO of British Petroleum, it looks like he might have spoken too soon, as several reports say Tone-Bone will be readying his golden parachute following today’s board meeting. [More]

If You Get An E-Mail From The CEO Of BP, It's Probably A Scam

If You Get An E-Mail From The CEO Of BP, It's Probably A Scam

Here’s a tip: Unless you’re a high-ranking member of the military or government, you’re probably not going to be getting any e-mails sent to you by big-mouthed British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward. But for those who do see something from ol’ T-Bone in the their inbox, the Attorney General in Florida wants you to know it’s probably a scam. [More]

BP Spill Now Spoiling All Gulf States As Tar Balls Hit Texas

BP Spill Now Spoiling All Gulf States As Tar Balls Hit Texas

Congratulations to BP and all the others responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. You’ve officially managed to screw up every U.S. state along the Gulf of Mexico. Texas had been the only of the five states bordering the greasy body of water to be untainted by the spill, but that changed over the weekend when the first batch of tar balls washed up on the shore of the Lone Star State. [More]

Oil Now Washing Up In Biloxi; BP Sends Three People To Clean It Up

Oil Now Washing Up In Biloxi; BP Sends Three People To Clean It Up

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to expand, despite BP’s boasting about the number of barrels they pull out of the water each day. Over the weekend, the crude washed up for the first time on the shores of mainland Mississippi, driving away the already scant number of tourists. [More]

Gulf Oil Spill Putting Slimy Wet Blanket On Beach Weddings

Gulf Oil Spill Putting Slimy Wet Blanket On Beach Weddings

The ever-expanding pool of oil once known as the Gulf of Mexico isn’t just crushing the local fishing industry; it’s also caused many couples who had planned waterfront weddings on the beaches of the Florida Panhandle to move their nuptials further inland. [More]