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Oil cleanup ends on Gulf Coast Shores; restoration begins

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

BP will no longer be responsible to clean up oil that winds up on shores of the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes from the company’s well that blew out in 2010, causing the worst offshore spill in U.S. history, according to a plan approved by the Coast Guard and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday. Continue Reading

DNR to study impact of oil spill on Minnesota’s loons

September 1, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Minnesota wildlife biologists now have the money they need to study the impact of the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill on the state’s loons and pelicans.
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Experts: Early signs good for Minn. loons

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wildlife experts and enthusiasts say there are encouraging early signs that Minnesota’s loons and other migratory birds fared well while wintering in the Gulf of Mexico following last summer’s massive oil spill, although they say it’s too early to be sure. Continue Reading

Scientists think Gulf can recover

August 5, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Want to know the future of the oil-stained Gulf of Mexico ecosystem? Look first to its muddy, polluted past. Continue Reading

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Sources: BP agrees to set aside $20 billion fund for victims

June 16, 2010 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON (AP) BP will set aside $20 billion to pay the victims of the massive oil spill in the Gulf, senior administration officials said Wednesday, a move made under pressure by the White House as the company copes with causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
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