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BP coughs up $20 billion, steelworkers slam "corporate greed"

BP agreed today to set up a $20 billion escrow fund to pay damage claims resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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BP: “The verdict is guilty!”

BALTIMORE — “Criminal negligence. The verdict is guilty!” That was the message proclaimed by pickets walking near a local BP gas station here June 12 as British Petroleum’s gusher continued to spew 80,000 barrels of crude oil daily into the Gulf of Mexico. There is no end in sight of this nightmare.

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Pressure mounts on BP to pay claims and curb gusher

President Obama is back in the Gulf of Mexico for a two-day tour followed by a national prime-time TV address Tuesday, June 15, on the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history.

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Official admits oil gusher exceeds all prior estimates

A second “containment” vessel will increase the amount of oil being captured to as much as 28,000 barrels of oil per day.

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Oil plumes spreading under Gulf “like ash from a volcano”

Government officials confirmed today that oil as far as 3,300 feet below the surface is traveling in clouds through large areas of the subsea Gulf of Mexico. At a news briefing, Jane Lubchenko, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the subsea oil was found 42 miles northeast of the well site and also 142 miles to the southeast.

 

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Worries mount on oil spill health effects

As oil washes up on Florida beaches, scores of cleanup workers are falling ill.

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BP admits it wasn’t prepared

President Obama heads back to the Gulf Coast Friday, as BP's CEO acknowledges the company was completely unprepared for a deepwater oil spill.

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Oil cleanup workers fight back against BP

Workers struggling to stem the oil flow on the Gulf Coast are falling ill and some are filing class actions suits against BP.

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As oil gushes, BP spews nonsense

While BP has its own "reporters" enthusing about a "ballet at sea" in the Gulf, some 200,000 workers in the region are either out of work or facing imminent unemployment.

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On Gulf Coast many doubt BP can stop leak soon

Union leaders, fishermen and environmentalists in the Gulf region say there is almost no chance that BP can stop the gushing oil by August.

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