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Judge OKs BP’s $4B oil spill criminal settlement

January 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NEW ORLEANS A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company’s role in the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue Reading

Gulf rig fire leaves 4 workers critical, 2 missing

November 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

VENICE, La. (AP) An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending at least four people to a hospital with critical burns and leaving two missing in waters off Louisiana. Continue Reading

Isaac washes BP spill oil ashore in Gulf

September 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW ORLEANS Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill. Continue Reading

ND Red Cross volunteers head to Gulf

August 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Driving 24 hours and 1,500 miles to a hot, humid place to serve meals out of a truck isn’t everyone’s idea of a vacation. Continue Reading

US Navy deploys 2nd aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

April 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The U.S. Navy said Monday it has deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear program. Continue Reading

Two buddies go fishing; only 1 survives 30-hour ordeal in Gulf of Mexico

March 28, 2012 in West Central Tribune

For hours after their boat sank, Ken Henderson and Ed Coen treaded water in the Gulf of Mexico, talking about life and death while struggling to survive. For more than 30 hours, it worked. Continue Reading

Editorial: Persian Gulf War was quite justified

January 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune

As the Beatles hit Sgt Pepper song lyrics read: “It was twenty years ago …”
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American Opinion: On the Gulf oil spill

November 30, 2010 in West Central Tribune

An excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States:
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Gulf well is dead, but challenges remain

September 19, 2010 in West Central Tribune

A permanent cement plug finally sealed BP’s well 2.5 miles below the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico, five months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
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BP report blames itself, others for oil spill

September 8, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEW ORLEANS (AP) In an internal report released Wednesday, BP blames itself, other companies’ workers and a complex series of failures for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the drilling rig explosion that preceded it.
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