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The coral reefs you never heard of, in the path of Trump's drilling plan.

Flower Garden Banks sanctuary is home to 180 species and miles of colorful corals in the Gulf of Mexico. An expansion plan, 10 years in the making, is now at risk.

Flower Garden Banks sanctuary is home to 180 species and miles of colorful corals in the Gulf of Mexico. An expansion plan, 10 years in the making, is now at risk.

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Judge OKs $1.24 billion Halliburton, Transocean settlement from Gulf oil spill; lawyers' get 10%.

A federal judge this week approved two settlements involving punitive damages for private claimants in the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton and Transocean came to terms in June 2016 with a $1.24 billion payout, and U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier made the arrangement official Wednesday (Feb. 15).

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Oil and Water: 11,700 Gulf oil spills since BP raise new fears.

Recent discoveries of illegal, unreported oil discharges and systematic dumping of chemicals from rigs and platforms have raised new fears about environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico, more than six years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Recent discoveries of illegal, unreported oil discharges and systematic dumping of chemicals from rigs and platforms have raised new fears about environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico, more than six years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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The Gulf oil spill literally caused wetlands to sink beneath the waves, scientists say.

A new study reports extensive shoreline recession in the Mississippi River Delta and it finds that the spill’s impact was even more widespread than the erosion caused by Hurricane Isaac two years later.

Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are still taking stock of the damage it caused. And increasingly, they’re reporting that widespread shoreline erosion and loss of wetlands — which can hurt important salt marsh ecosystems and leave coastal areas, and the city of New Orleans, more vulnerable to sea-level rise — was a major side-effect of the disaster.

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Wisner Trust to receive $30 million over 21 years from BP.

The Edward Wisner Donation Trust, which owns thousands of acres of land along the Louisiana coastline, agreed to accept a 21-year, $30 million settlement from BP in June for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill.

The Edward Wisner Donation Trust, which owns thousands of acres of land along the Louisiana coastline, agreed to accept a 21-year, $30 million settlement from BP in June for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill, according to documents obtained by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Friday (Oct. 28).

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Oil & Water: video catches supervisors dumping oil in Gulf.

Evan Howington's supervisors, including the highest-ranking official on the rig, were knowingly opening a valve on an oil pipeline 1,500 feet below, releasing hydrocarbons and chemicals directly into the Gulf of Mexico, 60 miles off the southeast Louisiana coast.

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Why is it so hard to get answers about Deepwater Horizon?

A new book and movie explore the causes, legacy, and drama of the oil spill. But neither probe deeply enough.

It seemed inevitable that the deadly 2010 explosion of the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform, which caused millions of gallons of oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, would eventually get the Hollywood treatment. It’s also unsurprising that a former Department of Justice lawyer would pen an account of the spill that is cast in nearly as dramatic fashion—“the story that neither BP nor the federal government wants heard,” according to its publisher, the Brookings Institute Press. Both were released this fall, within weeks of each other.

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