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A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. In a separate development, oil giant BP — which leased the rig from Transocean — reached settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related ...

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What’s at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront before they head north — but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. ...

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Opinion: Obama’s OK of Arctic oil drilling surprises environmental groups

Someone must have spliced some of Sarah Palin’s “drill, baby, drill,” DNA into President Barack Obama for his administration to willingly grant even conditional approval for Shell Gulf of Mexico to drill for oil off the Alaskan coast this summer. It’s like a solar energy manufacturer deciding to open a gasoline station in its front lot. The Obama administration shift ...

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Appeals court opens door to some BP settlement appeals


NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has opened the door for BP to appeal some claims related to a settlement reached after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The appeals court in New Orleans late Friday ordered a lower court judge to change a procedure that effectively blocked appeals. And the appeals court told the judge to reconsider ...

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BP must remain British, says Whitehall: Kemp

LONDON – “Downing Street has discreetly let it be known in the City that it would oppose any takeover of BP,” the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The prime minister’s office has signaled it would make life difficult for any bidder, although no bid has been mooted yet, the newspaper said (“UK ministers make Gallic gesture to keep the British ...

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