How BP’s $18.7-Billion Oil Spill Settlement Could Help the Gulf of Mexico

Marine scientist Don Boesch on the fight to restore ecosystems damaged by the Deepwater Horizon disaster Oil company BP agreed on July 2 to pay US$18.7 billion to settle civil lawsuits over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. An estimated 3.19 million barrels of oil poured into the Gulf during the months-long crisis, the largest marine spill in US history. … ( continue reading )