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U.S. Government Might Be Ready to Fight BP For Real

The Department of Justice has some pretty strong words for BP. "Gross" and "negligence" are two of them.

It may feel like the Deepwater Horizon accident and ensuing spill happened a long time ago, but the impacts will be long-lasting and the legal fight is far from over. The government's position has been clear: Early on, a White House commission called the event "entirely preventable."

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One Year Later, Deepwater Horizon by the Numbers

The numbers tell the story of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and the nation's worst ever oil spill that resulted.

The Deepwater Horizon tragedy and Gulf oil spill, by the numbers.

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Remembering the Deepwater Horizon Victims One Year Later

Take a long moment today to think of the eleven Deepwater Horizon workers who lost their lives a year ago today.

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Drilling Deeper Into BP's Sustainability Review

The graph that BP's Sustainability Review leaves out, and what else is missing from the oil company's report.

This morning Cord posted a startling chart about BP's oil spill accounting in their latest Sustainability Review. The chart shows BP's "volume of oil spilled" in 2006, 2008, and 2010, and was pretty infuriating as it didn't include numbers from the Gulf oil spill. Which, obviously, changes things.

Here are the numbers that the graph was culled from:

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