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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

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney: Pay Attention To What I Say, Not What I Do

In an effort to distract voters from his tax records, W. Mitt Romney launched a four pronged push back yesterday. Romney’s problem: each move revealed more about the problems with his floundering campaign.

08/07/2012

A drilling rig is seen in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf Lease Sale Nets $1.7 Billion

The federal government’s first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the same area where the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010 brought in $1.7 billion in winning bids Wednesday.

06/21/2012

Actor Kevin Costner stands on the side of the 17th green during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2011 in Pebble Beach, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jury Sides With Costner In BP Spill Lawsuit

Kevin Costner said his reputation was at stake as he defended himself against accusations that he cheated fellow actor Stephen Baldwin out of millions of dollars after the 2010 oil spill.

06/15/2012

Actor Kevin Costner stands on the side of the 17th green during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2011 in Pebble Beach, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Baldwin Set To Battle Costner Over BP Deal

Two Hollywood stars could spend the next two weeks in a New Orleans courtroom rather than on camera, on opposing sides in a real-life legal drama.

06/04/2012

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Judge Outlines New Plan For Gulf Oil Spill Trial

A judge has outlined a new structure for a trial of Gulf oil spill claims that wouldn’t be resolved by a proposed class-action settlement between BP and a team of attorneys.

05/31/2012

A shrimper works in a shrimp boat off the coast of Louisiana. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf Fishermen Reeling From Seafood Troubles

Gloom infects the hard-working shrimp and crab docks of gritty fishing towns in Louisiana, as the second full year of fishing since BP’s catastrophic oil spill kicks into high gear.

05/24/2012

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Judge Hears Details Of Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

A judge said that he is leaning in favor of granting approval to a class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

04/26/2012

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Judge To Hold Hearing On Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

A judge is set to preside over a hearing on a class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

04/25/2012

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