Four Years Later, BP Oil Spill Effects Still Plague Gulf Communities and Environment, as Settlement Dispute Continues


Four years ago this week the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 and spilling 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, constituting the largest oil spill ever in U.S. history . During the first three years, as investigations and trials brought the facts to light, BP pleaded guilty to federal crimes and entered into a binding contractual settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses promising to fully compensate them for the losses they suffered after the spill. In federal district court, BP urged the judge to approve the settlement, lauding […]