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February 22, 2013


BP and government lawyers prepare for battle over environmental cost of spill, The Guardian, February 22, 2013

BP spill pact excluded billions in possible loss claims, Bloomberg News, February 21, 2013

2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill fine restoration projects discussed, New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 21, 2013

Justice Department deal reduces BP’s Deepwater Horizon fine by $3.4 billion, The Guardian, February 20, 2013

BP wins approval to cut potential fine by $3.4 Billion, Bloomberg News, February 20, 2013

Battle lines drawn for BP’s day in court, New York Times, February 19, 2013

BP attorney argues company was not grossly negligent, won’t see maximum fines, New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 18, 2013

Judge approves plea deal between Transocean and feds on criminal charges stemming from Gulf oil spill, New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 14, 2013

BP oil spill settlement offers surpass $2 billion mark, New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 14, 2013

BP feud with U.S. government over Gulf spill heats up,, February 13, 2013

Is BP cutting production to blackmail Alaska?, Juneau Empire, February 13, 2013

BP claims it now leads the way on safety, Financial Times, February 13, 2013

DoJ stresses BP’s role in Gulf oil spill, Financial Times, February 8, 2013

BP’s U.S. defense contracts doubled since year of Gulf oil spill, Bloomberg News, February 6, 2013

BP objects to $34 billion oil spill claims sought by states, Reuters, February 5, 2013

BP hit by new $34bn Deepwater Horizon claim, The Guardian, February 5, 2013

Claims may push BP’s spill bill to $90 billion, Financial Times, February 5, 2013

As profits sag, BP girds for the ‘trial of the year’, Forbes, February 5, 2013

Smaller BP’s profits down as oil spill trial looms, Reuters, February 5, 2013

State claims a wild card in BP civil deal on Macondo oil spill, Reuters, February 4, 2013

U.S. Seeks to Lift BP Attorney Privilege on Spill Papers, Bloomberg News, January 31, 2013

Next in BP Spill Saga: Civil Trial Worth Billions, Associated Press, January 30, 2013

Federal judge accepts $4 billion BP guilty plea for Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 29, 2013

Judge accepts BP’s $4 billion criminal settlement over Gulf oil spill, New York Times, January 29, 2013

BP grants bolster plans for artificial reef project off Collier coast, Naples Daily News, January 28, 2013

Federal judge rejects motion to extend deadline for BP oil spill seafood settlement, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 24, 2013

Lawyer seeks to extend filing deadline for BP Gulf oil spill seafood settlement, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 22, 2013

BP oil spill fine dollars starting to flow toward La.Tri-Parish Times, January 22, 2013

Scientists gather in New Orleans to discuss effects of BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 21, 2013

Justice Department, BP defend $4 billion Deepwater Horizon criminal plea agreement, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 19, 2013

Ex-BP vice president’s trial over spill reset for Sept. 23, Bloomberg News, January 17, 2013

Family members of BP Deepwater Horizon accident victims criticize company’s $4.5 billion criminal settlement, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 15, 2013

Outgoing EPA chief says sending BP fines to the Gulf Coast a highlight of her tenure, News Orleans Times-Picayune, January 15, 2013

Ex-BP engineer criminal trial over spill-size data postponed, Bloomberg News, January 14, 2013

BP cash to help Gulf Coast wildlife, Pensacola News Journal, January 13, 2013

BP moves to limit Gulf spill liability, Financial Times, January 12, 2013

BP seeks judge’s ruling on size of Gulf oil spill, Associated Press, January 12, 2013

Federal judge approves medical portion of $7.8 billion BP settlement, Fox Business, January 11, 2013

BP seeks $3.4 billion cut in potential oil spill fine, Bloomberg News, January 11, 2013

Federal appeals court in New Orleans hands rare win to environmental group in BP oil spill case, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 10, 2013

BP’s oil and especially dispersant toxic to baby corals, Mother Jones, January 9, 2013

Settlement payments for BP oil spill claims reach $1 billion, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 9, 2013

BP oil spill cleanup waste is cause for concern, WJHG-TV, Panama City, Fla., January 8, 2013

Oiled pelican photo in “HOLD BP ACCOUNTABLE” ad greets Justice employees at Washington Metro station, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 7, 2013

Unlike BP, Transocean likely off the hook for felony charges related to workers’ deaths in 2010 Gulf spill, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 4, 2013

BP tells Halliburton to come clean, UPI, January 4, 2013

NOAA declines to probe vast underestimate of BP spill, Truth Out, January 4, 2013

Transocean to pay $1.4 billion for role in BP oil spill, Reuters, January 3, 2013

Louisiana attorney general says money low for BP suits, Associated Press, December 29, 2012

Government accuses BP of being evasive on Gulf spill flow rate,, December 28, 2012

BP Macondo well, Deepwater Horizon wreckage videos released by Coast Guard, New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 28, 2012

Judge OKs settlement in BP Gulf class action suit, Associated Press, December 22, 2012

Judge delays trial for BP rig employees until 2014, Associated Press, December 19, 2012

Federal judge to consider BP plea agreement in Gulf oil spill, Washington Times, December 18, 2012

Coast Guard: “Unidentified substance” leaking from BP’s Deepwater Horizon, CBS News, December 18, 2012

Rig worker’s father seeks to derail $4 billion BP deal, Bloomberg News, December 18, 2012

BP oil spill cleanup at seashore shifting gears, Pensacola News Journal, December 17, 2012

Oil may be seeping from Deepwater Horizon site, CBS, December 13, 2012

BP must hire Louisiana firms to ‘make this right’ -Sen. Vitter, Reuters, December 13, 2012

After spill, offshore enforcement remains murky,, December 12, 2012

Long uncertain path ahead for Gulf restoration after oil spill, McClatchy Newspapers, December 11, 2012

Allocation of BP civil penalties subject of initial meeting of Gulf Coast recovery council, Mobile Press-Register, December 10, 2012

BP in hot seat for Gulf of Mexico sheen, UPI, December 10, 2012

BP oil spill flow rate vastly understated for weeks, e-mails show, Huffington Post, December 8, 2012

BP spill’s socioeconomic damage needs attention, too: Jeffrey Buchanan, New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 7, 2012

Scientific papers share lessons learned from the BP oil spill, National Geographic, December 6, 2012

New judge in BP case, WKRG-TV, Mobile, Ala., December 6, 2012

BP engulfed in lawsuit over 40-day Texas flare, Center for Public Integrity, December 5, 2012

Scientists still learning from Deepwater Horizon disaster, Tampa Bay Times, December 4, 2012

BP oil highly toxic when mixed with dispersants, Discovery News, December 3, 2012

BP Has More Than $2 Billion in Defense Awards Set to Expire, Bloomberg News, November 30, 2012

Lifting BP ban will be more than simple agreement: source, Reuters, November 29, 2012

Coast Guard approves underwater inspection of BP well, Deepwater Horizon wreckage for oil, New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 28, 2012

Ex-BP workers plead innocent to Gulf disaster manslaughter, NBC News, November 28, 2012

U.S. bans BP from new government contracts after oil spill deal, Reuters, November 28, 2012

In BP oil spill, two drilling veterans scapegoated, attorneys say, Washington Post, November 27, 2012

BP Appears in Court to Enter Criminal Plea Over Spill, Bloomberg News, November 27, 2012

BP criminal fines could be a game changer for Louisiana’s coast, New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 26, 2012

In wake of BP Settlement, SCLC, Art Rocker cite battle for justice far from over,, November 23, 2012

BP pays a modest price, Chicago Tribune, November 19, 2012

BP lets employees take the fall, Boston Globe, November 19, 2012

Families of BP victims see justice in plea deal, Mobile Press-Register, November 18, 2012

Breaking down the BP settlement: Where will the money go?, Climate Progress, November 18, 2012

BP settlement a boon to conservation group, Washington Post, November 16, 2012

BP’s settlement is only the beginning of the end of the Gulf oil spill, TIME, November 16, 2012

BP may pay billions more in oil spill claims after deal, Bloomberg News, November 16, 2012

Gulf Coast states at odds on penalties for oil spill, New York Times, November 16, 2012

Why $4.5 billion won’t get BP off the hook, Bloomberg News, November 16, 2012

BP supervisors are ‘scapegoats,’ defense says, Washington Post, November 16, 2012

BP’s statement on $4 billion criminal settlement, Forbes, November 15, 2012

BP fined, charged in oil spill that showed ‘profit over prudence’, Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2012

In BP indictments, U.S. shifts to hold individuals accountable, New York Times, November 15, 2012

BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged, Associated Press, November 15, 2012

After BP spill, information trickled as oil gushed, Houston Chronicle, November 13, 2012

BP, plaintiffs seek approval of $7.8 billion spill accord, Bloomberg News, November 9, 2012

Plaintiffs, BP urge judge to approve $7.8 billion spill settlement, Reuters, November 8, 2012

BP billion-dollar case blacks out Gulf victims suffering most,, November 7, 2012

Louisiana parishes fault Coast Guard for slow removal of BP oil, Louisiana Weekly, November 4, 2012

Louisiana seeks jury trial on $1 billion claim against BP, Bloomberg News, October 25, 2012

BP says Gulf oil sheen not from a fresh leak, Washington Post, October 18, 2012

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix asks for charges against him to be dismissed, Forbes, October 3, 2012

BP spill workers have until Dec. 31 to register for largest oil spill health study in history, Mobile Press-Register, October 2, 2012

Louisiana senator blasts BP, Coast Guard over spill cleanupAssociated Press, October 2, 2012

Whether new BP claims process cuts red tape remains to be seen, Northwest Florida Daily News, September 29, 2012

Scientists say BP used courts to attach oil spill research, Los Angeles Times, September 27, 2012

Woods Hole researchers call for legal protection of private e-mails, Boston Globe, September 27, 2012

Hurricane Isaac showed that BP oil-spill woes remain, New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 23, 2012

Gulf fisheries rebounding from BP spill, government says, Bloomberg News, September 19, 2012

BP, plaintiffs attorneys say discovery request should be rejected, New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 14, 2012

Steffy: Victim’s father sees big omission in BP talks, Houston Chronicle, September 11, 2012

BP waiting for other shoe to drop over $30 billion in Gulf cleanup costs, National Law Journal, September 5, 2012

Justice Department hammers BP for gross negligence in Gulf oil spill, Forbes, September 5, 2012

U.S. lays out examples of ‘gross negligence’ by BP, Reuters, September 5, 2012

U.S. accuses BP of gross negligence over spill, Financial Times, September 5, 2012

BP oil spill’s link to poor speckled trout season unknown, New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 26, 2012

BP accused of dawdling during disaster, Courthouse News, August 13, 2012

BP-sponsored Gulf of Mexico research initiative awards new grants, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, August 10, 2012

New BP claims boss is a stark contrast to Ken Feinberg, Mobile Press-Register, August 8, 2012

BP’s Corexit Gulf catastrophe reality: Worst to come, says attorney Stuart Smith,, August 5, 2012

Florida AG questions BP oil spill settlement, Associated Press, August 2, 2012

BP spill dispersants may have hurt Gulf of Mexico food chain, study finds, Associated Press, July 31, 2012

BP back in growth mode, eyes oil sands, Financial Post, July 30, 2012

BP engineer loses bid to force prosecutors to specify evidence, Bloomberg News, July 25, 2012

BP, Transocean faulted for lax guidelines in Gulf spill report, Reuters, July 24, 2012

BP spill, cold water tied to dolphin deaths, study finds, MSNBC, July 20, 2012

BP spill workers say dispersant made them sick, Mother Jones, July 11, 2012

Gulf oil spill had dramatic impact on microscopic life, study suggests, Mobile Press-Register, July 10, 2012

BP oil spill: Two years later, dispersants’ effects still a mystery, First Coast News, July 10, 2012

Dispersant’s use adds subplot to oil spill saga, Houston Chronicle, July 9, 2012

BP Olympics ads splashed with oil, UPI, July 6, 2012

Some blaming bad shrimping seasons on BP, KTRK, July 3, 2012

Gulf spill settlement could save BP billions in the long run, Forbes, July 2, 2012

Congress: BP fines should target Gulf restoration, Associated Press, June 29, 2012

BP oil spill hastened loss of Louisiana marshes, study says, The Washington Post, June 25, 2012

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar repeats commitment to use BP money for coastal restoration, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 20, 2012

Study: BP Gulf of Mexico spill could still be damaging fish, Associated Press, June 17, 2012

Former BP engineer, Kurt Mix, trying to clear his name, Forbes, June 12, 2012

BP fine funds tied by politics, The Advocate, June 9, 2012

BP wants to pay less than $15 billion to settle government spill claims, London paper says, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 8, 2012

Kevin Costner downplays Baldwin’s role in BP deal, Associated Press, June 8, 2012

BP oil spill effects still not over in Alabama, Birmingham Science News Examiner, June 8, 2012

BP oil spill disrupted microbes on Gulf Coast beaches, new research shows, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 6, 2012

BP presses federal government to disclose documents in court, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 5, 2012

Oil seeps and slicks studied near BP’s Macondo well, Louisiana Weekly, May 15, 2012

Previously unreleased photographs show impact of BP oil on endangered sea turtles, Washington Post, May 7, 2012

US law firm urges pension funds to file Deepwater claims against BP, Guardian UK, May 6, 2012

BP oil rig leader sought onshore advice on troubling test results, testimony reveals, New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 4, 2012

Horrible injuries blamed on BP dispersant, Courthouse News Service, May 4, 2012

Asian-American fishermen sue BP for racial discrimination, Louisiana Weekly, May 3, 2012

BP trial will be in January, Louisiana AG Caldwell says, Bloomberg News, May 3, 2012

BP’s $7.8 billion Gulf spill pact wins initial court OK, Reuters, May 2, 2012

Ex-BP engineer appears in chains to face criminal charges, Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2012

Halliburton opposes BP’s proposed settlement of Gulf spill, Bloomberg News, April 24, 2012

Former BP employee arrested for allegedly destroying evidence of oil released, New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 24, 2012

Former BP engineer charged in oil spill probe, USA Today, April 24, 2012

BP settlement meets criticism, The Advertiser, April 23, 2012

Ecological answers in BP spill  remain beneath the surface, Houston Chronicle, April 21, 2012

Two years after Gulf spill, marine life still suffers, National Journal, April 20, 2012

BP spill fight looms with feds, despite settlement of private claims, Huffington Post, April 20, 2012

Two years later, fish sick near BP oil spill site, Associated Press, April 19, 2010

Ohio attorney general sues BP over $100 million pension fund losses, The Plain Dealer, April 19, 2012

Investigation: Two years after the BP spill, a hidden health crisis festers, The Nation, April 18, 2012

BP proposes Gulf spill accord terms, trial delay, Reuters, April 18, 2012

Gulf spill researchers look into effects on wildlife, New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 14, 2012

Gulf’s dolphins pay heavy price for Deepwater oil spill, The Guardian, March 31, 2012

BP oil spill devastated seafloor coral, Discovery News, March 28, 2012

BP’s settlement with plaintiffs addresses unpaid medical claims, Huffington Post, March 12, 2012

Louisiana lawyer set to take Kenneth Feinberg’s role in BP oil spill claims process, New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 9, 2012

Gulf oil spill settlement reached; BP expected to pay out $7.8 billion, New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 3, 2012

BP strong two  years after Gulf oil spill, New York Times News Service, February 8, 2012

BP unveils $500M marketing plan to revitalize U.S. retail brand, BP press release, February 1, 2012

BP fails to shift $15 billion oil spill costs onto Transocean, Reuters, January 27, 2012

Coast ministers to ask Obama to push for more BP claims payments, WLOX-TV, Biloxi, Miss., January 14, 2012

BP crews collect 3 tons of tar from Alabama and Mississippi beaches in 10 days, Mobile Press-Register, January 12, 2012

New NOAA study mirrors spill rate from BP well, CBS Money Watch, January 10, 2012

Sugar Bowl announces Gulf Coast Seafood & Tourism Bash presented by BP, press release, December 27, 2011

BP launches new ad campaign on oil-spill progress, Mobile Press-Register, December 24, 2011

BP oil spill compensation fund to receive independent audit, Federal Times, December 22, 2011

BP to exit solar business after 40 years, Financial Times, December 20, 2011

Initial early-restoration projects for Gulf Coast selected, BP press release, December 15, 2011

BP awarded $27 million in leases for Gulf oil, gas exploration, National Journal, December 14, 2011

Ken Feinberg expands oil spill claims payments for shrimpers, crabbers, New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 30, 2011

Federal judge rules against Feinberg, Associated Press, November 16, 2011

National Research Council says more data needed for effective cleanup, press release, November 10, 2011

Louisiana refuses to sign BP-Coast Guard oil spill cleanup transition plan, New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 9, 2011

U.S. extends deepwater drilling leases, Houston Chronicle, October 31, 2011

BP wins U.S. approval to drill in deep Gulf, Bloomberg, October 26, 2011

Protesters target BP Houston, Houston Chronicle, October 20, 2011

Anadarko shares rise on $4 billion BP settlement, Associated Press, October 17, 2011

U.S. allowing BP to bid on leases in the Gulf, New York Times, October 14, 2011

Gulf task force calls for comprehensive cleanup plan, task force report, October 5, 2011

Gulf of Mexico oil spill hurt common Louisiana marsh fish, study finds, New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 27, 2011

NOAA researchers release study on emissions from BP controlled burns, NOAA press release, September 20, 2011

Report: BP ultimately responsible in Gulf spill, Associated Press, September 14, 2011

BP’s oil fund pays out $5 billion to victims, Bloomberg, August 27, 2011

100,000 oil-spill plaintiffs get a trial date with BP, Courthouse News Service, August 15, 2011

Boat owners call BP’s cleanup program a corrupt conspiracy, Courthouse News Service, August 10, 2011

Delegation heads to London to protest BP treatment of minorities, Mobile Press-Register, August 4, 2011

New report reveals unequal treatment for BP victims, Bridge the Gulf, July 29, 2011

Plaintiffs: BP uses ‘coercive’ tactics during oil spill claims process, Legal Newsline, July 26, 2011

Travel industry group wants BP to pay $500 million, USA Today, July 23, 2011

BP oil spill triggers major home value loss, Housing Predictor, July 19, 2011

BP vows to bolster Gulf drilling safety standards, Houston Chronicle, July 16, 2011

Racketeering claims against BP dismissed, Legal Newsline, July 18, 2011

BP wants to end future loss claims from oil spill, Associated Press, July 8, 2011

NIH-funded research network to explore oil spill health effects, NIH press release, July 7, 2011

Civil rights activists seek $488 million from BP, San Francisco Bay View, July 1, 2011

Transocean report blames BP for Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, The Guardian, June 22, 2011

Plaintiffs’ attorneys grill former BP chief Tony Hayward over oil spill, Associated Press, July 1, 2011

BP asks judge to dismiss many Gulf oil spill claims, Associated Press, May 26, 2011

Obama shifts to speed oil and gas drilling in U.S., New York Times, May 14, 2011

Coast Guard report: Poor safety practices exacerbated BP disaster, Washington Post, April 22, 2011

BP agrees to set aside $1 billion to jump start coastal restoration projects, WWL-TV, New Orleans, April 21, 2011

BP sues partners as Gulf marks year since spill, Associated Press, April 21, 2011

Dispute heats up over BP’s $20 billion oil spill fund, Associated Press, April 14, 2011

BP claims czar: Too soon to put a final number on BP liability, Dow Jones News Service, February 28, 2011

Post-oil spill health researchers sending out invitations, New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 28, 2011

Broader psychological impact of 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Science Daily, February 17, 2011

Report: BP workers could have prevented rig accident, Reuters, February 17, 2011

BP oil spill’s health effects will be felt for generations, scientist warns, New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 5, 2011

Judge finds Feinberg not independent of BP, Reuters, February 3, 2011

Leisure tourism in Louisiana is expected to take a hit after BP oil spill, New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 23, 2011

Sick Gulf residents beg officials for help, Inter Press Service, January 14, 2011

White House commission places spill blame on ‘cost-cutting’ decisions, Energy Collective, January 6, 2011



Kansas Supreme Court sides with BP over dirtied town, Associated Press, August 31, 2012

BP not responsible for polluted groundwater, Courthouse News, September 5, 2012

New BP wind farm to use GE turbines, Wichita Eagle, November 1, 2011

BP to build $800 million Kansas wind farm in 2012, Reuters, October 3, 2011

BP announces another step toward Brownback’s renewable vision, Wichita Business Journal, October 3, 2011

BP appealing civil judgment against them in case against the city of Neodesha, KOAM-TV, October 27, 2010

Small Kansas town Neodesha makes its claim for a BP cleanup, Kansas City Business Journal, May 30, 2010



BP sells Texas City refinery to Marathon, Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2012

BP’s Texas City refinery sale shows volatile industry’s decay, Bloomberg News, September 27, 2012

BP emissions trial set for 2013, Galveston Daily News, September 8, 2012

Seven years after BP’s Texas City blast, industry still fights transparency, Houston Chronicle, July 22, 2012

BP agrees to pay $13M for Texas refinery penalties, Associated Press, July 12, 2012

Records point to an internal debate at BP, Galveston Daily News, July 1, 2012

50,000 sue BP over air emissions event, Galveston Daily News, June 14, 2012

BP Texas City refinery not profitable for years -report, Reuters, June 6, 2012

Feds let BP off probation for Texas City accident despite pending safety violations, ProPublica, March 12, 2012

BP case starts to take shape, Galveston Daily News, January 23, 2012

BP T to pay state $50 million over air pollution violations at Texas City refinery,  Huffington Post, November 3, 2011



BP to pay Alaska $255M for lost oil production, Associated Press, November 8, 2012

BP pulls back on offshore oil project in Alaska’s Arctic, Alaska Dispatch, June 30, 2012

BP cleaning up pipeline spill, Associated Press, April 18, 2012

State, BP to arbitrate royalty income lost from Slope leaks, Anchorage Daily News, January 16, 2012

BP attempt to divest billions renews speculation about Alaska, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, December 29, 2011

Judge rules BP’s ’09 North Slope spill an accident, Anchorage Daily News, December 28, 2011

BP Alaska to pay $25 million for North Slope oil spill, EPA press release, May 3, 2011


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