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BP sues partners on anniversary of spill

BP marked the first anniversary of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill with a $40 billion lawsuit blaming the disaster on its partners. Full story

Gulf gets taste of recovery one year after spill

A year after the worst U.S. offshore oil spill swamped the Gulf coast with petroleum and misery, Louisiana officials on Wednesday declared the hard-hit region reborn. Full story

BP Oil Spill Anniversary: Where Are We Now?

A year after the BP oil spill and things are better along the Gulf Coast. Shrimpers are expecting a big harvest, tourists are returning, and fishermen are working again. Full story

A year after spill, Gulf Coast is healing, hurting

It was the catastrophe that seemed to crush a way of life, an oil rig exploding in the darkness and plunging the Gulf Coast and its people into months of chaos. Full story

Whale, Dolphin Deaths in Gulf Spill Underestimated

The death toll of animals that perished as a result of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be 50 times higher than presently believed, according to a new study in the latest issue of Conservation Letters. Full story

Judge refuses to order additional Exxon Valdez payment

A federal judge has refused to order Exxon Mobil Corp to pay an additional $92 million sought by the U.S. government and state of Alaska to address lingering damage from the 1989 oil spill in Prince William Sound. Full story

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Exxon CEO disputes panel finding on BP spill cause

Q+A: What the lawsuit against BP means and what's next

Dead coral near BP spill called 'smoking gun'

Dead animals are Exhibit A in Gulf investigation

Plan for using BP spill fines unveiled

Revised deep drilling moratorium is unveiled

BP, feds too cozy for some in assessing damage

Cleanup crews work with tenuous safety net

NYT: Niger Delta: Where oil spills are no longer news

BP faces backlash from Big Oil rivals


  From the archives:  March 25, 1989  

NBC's David Burrington reports on the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, as aired on Nightly News March 25, 1989.      

  Oil Spill Nightmare Continues

BP says it has spent $930 million so far on the Gulf oil spill, which now tops the Exxon Valdez disaster of 1989. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., and the CNBC news team discuss the latest details.

  'From the Archives' September 10, 1989

William Reilly, served as head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President George Bush, and was at the helm when the Exxon Valdez oil spill happened in Alaska. Reilly appeared on NBC's Meet the Press to discuss the Exxon Valdez spill and cleanup.

  Expert: Attack oil spill at the source

Cleaning up oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico by the BP oil rig that sank is important, but the deep-sea well will keep spewing oil until it is capped, U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said Saturday. Because of the challenges the Gulf’s depth pose to emergency responders, some experts are saying

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