BP oil spill
Dec 18, 2013 — Kurt Mix was convicted for deleting text messages that had information about the worst offshore oil spill in the nation's history. That hindered a grand jury's investigation, prosecutors argued. He had been a drilling engineer with BP.
Jul 25, 2013 — Halliburton admitted to destroying the results of some tests it ran following the disaster. The oilfield services giant also agreed to make a $55 million donation to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Jul 24, 2013 — Deep-sea natural gas reservoirs sometimes contain oil, but experts say it's highly unlikely Tuesday's accident in the Gulf of Mexico would leak anything like the BP spill. And there are signs suggesting the only thing crews have to deal with is leaking gas.
Jun 10, 2013 — The Coast Guard will be responsible for any reports of residual oil in areas outside BP's Louisiana patrol zone along the Gulf Coast. There's no end in sight for BP's cleanup efforts in Louisiana, a Coast Guard officer says.
Feb 25, 2013 — The federal government will seek to show BP was guilty of gross negligence. The company will make the case that the blame should be shared with other firms. It's possible a settlement will be reached.
Jan 29, 2013 — The deal also includes a record $4 billion in criminal penalties. Family members for some of those victims had urged stiffer sanctions.
Nov 15, 2012 — High ranking official, David Rainey, the former head of Gulf of Mexico exploration, will be charged with downplaying the spill to lawmakers. Two others will be charged with manslaughter.
Dec 29, 2011 — Justice Department prosecutors are considering the first such charges related to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history — a disaster that also killed 11 workers when an oil rig blew up.
Sep 14, 2011 — The worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history started with an explosion and fire that killed 11 oil rig workers in April 2010. BP, investigators say, "was ultimately responsible for conducting operations" at the site.
Jul 12, 2011 — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, in an attempt to force open the books at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.