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Texans Stranded On Cruise Ship In The Gulf

Angie South of Allen was counting down the days until the cruise she had planned with 14 girlfriends. The four-day voyage on the Carnival Triumph, however, did not go so triumphantly.

CBS 11–02/11/2013

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Judge Approves BP Gulf Spill Settlement

A judge approved an agreement for BP to plead guilty and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company’s role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/29/2013

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BP Settlement Payments Top $1 Billion

Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class action settlement.

01/10/2013

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Transocean’s Oil Spill Deal Will Help Gulf

A settlement between the Justice Department and Transocean will pump dollars into projects designed to help the Gulf Coast recover from the nation’s largest offshore oil spill.

01/04/2013

Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

Feds, Transocean Reach $1.4B Deal Over Gulf Spill

The Justice Department has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

01/03/2013

In this, provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Oil May Be Seeping From Deepwater Horizon Site

CBS News has learned that BP is set to embark on the fifth day of a little-known mission to look for any new oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

12/13/2012

An oil drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Coast Guard: Gulf Rig Fire Sends 4 To Hospitals

Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.

11/16/2012

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BP To Pay U.S. Billions For Gulf Oil Spill

BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday.

11/15/2012

Oil Companies Retake Nearly 400 Platforms In Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy companies have reoccupied nearly 400 of the production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico that were abandoned in advance of Hurricane Isaac, though oil production remains almost entirely shut down. […]

09/01/2012

Ruffin Henry and Scout swim in the rising water of Lake Pontchatrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches on August 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Hurricane Isaac Floods Gulf Coast

Hurricane Isaac pushed water over a rural levee, knocked out power and flooded beach-front roads before dawn in Louisiana and Mississippi as it began a slow, drenching slog inland.

08/29/2012

Bourbon Street remains vitrually empty ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Isaac Upgraded To Hurricane Near Gulf Coast

Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind fortified levees.

08/28/2012

Tourists walk the beach at sunset ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 26, 2012 at Madeira Beach, Florida. (credit: Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Isaac Takes Aim At Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down just ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

08/27/2012

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