BP Spill: Ripples - Most Recent

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The bigger the oil spill, the bigger the fines for BP

Jul 16, 2010
If the BP oil leak cap holds, attention will shift to the clean-up and one of the first tasks is to figure out how much oil has spilled into the water. The number that scientists settle on has big implications for BP.

Gulf seafood gets 'sniff' tests for oil, chemicals

Jul 14, 2010
When the BP oil spill started, people immediately wondered about how the oil would affect the animals, particularly seafood that people consume -- but Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports that people should also be looking out for chemical dispersants.

Senators call for BP investigation over release of Libyan terrorist

Jul 14, 2010
Four Democratic senators have called for an investigation into BP's role in the early U.K. release of Libyan terrorist Ali al-Megrahi.
Posted In: Oil

'Think twice, act once,' says new BP cap

Jul 13, 2010
Sure, the new cap on BP's leaking oil well may have a chance of stanching the flow and all parties involved can breathe a sigh of relief, but after, what next?
Posted In: Environment, Oil

BP clean-up fund could tap into taxes

Jul 13, 2010
Money that BP is paying for clean-up could tap into the amount the company was going to pay in taxes in the U.S. and U.K.
Posted In: Oil

Resort towns feeling effects of oil spill

Jul 12, 2010
Businesses and banks along the Gulf coast were nervous when the oil started leaking from the Deepwater Horizon rig, and in the months since, they're still unsure what will happen.
Posted In: Environment, Housing

BP back home: Sympathy for the devil

Jul 9, 2010
BP's name is now forever identified with the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But in the U.K., the oil titan garners a bit more sympathy. Why? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Oil

Will oil well partners help pay for spill?

Jul 9, 2010
BP has said it will pay for the oil disaster in the Gulf. And it's asking two partners to help. Anadarko Petroleum and Mitsui Oil Exploration own 35% the destroyed well. And BP contends they're liable for 35% of the costs. Krissy Clark reports the companies aren't necessarily reaching for their checkbooks.
Posted In: Oil

BP optimistic it can fix oil well by July 27

Jul 8, 2010
BP thinks it can stop the oil leak by July 27, weeks ahead of schedule -- and also in time for the second-quarter earnings report.
Posted In: Oil

Louisiana to BP: Pay for mental health

Jul 7, 2010
The state of Louisiana is asking BP to help pay for mental health counseling to residents hit by the oil spill. Richard LaPratt runs a New Orleans call center that tells people where they can get psychological counseling and other disaster relief services. He talks with Bill Radke.
Posted In: Oil

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