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More massive tar mats from BP oil spill discovered on Louisiana beaches ~Bob Marshall, The Lens

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was just a month old and BP’s crude oil was still gushing from the Gulf floor when state officials began to grasp the true scope of the insult to Louisiana’s coast: Beaches, estuaries and wetlands would be under assault for decades. “I’ve been told by the ocean experts this stuff…

Companies begin defense in Gulf oil spill trial

Workers on the drilling rig that exploded at the outset of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe were “trying to get it right” as they monitored BP’s well for signs of trouble before the blast, an expert witness for the company that owned the rig testified Monday. Read more.

BP asks judge to block Gulf spill settlement payments ~David Hammer, WWL-TV

BP is asking a federal judge to block a claims administrator from paying business claims for oil spill losses because the company says he is not following the terms of a settlement signed last spring. This comes on the heels of BP informing its stockholders that the settlement with certain private claimants, which the company…