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Supreme Court justices linked to BP lawyers in multi-billion Gulf spill settlement

Oil giant BP has appealed to the US Supreme Court to reinstate a halt on payments worth possibly billions of dollars related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. Now, some question whether two Supreme Court justices may be too close to the oil company.

Ex-U.S. attorney tapped to lead BP oil spill claims audit panel

Four years after the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010 and killed 11 people as it drilled BP's Macondo 252 in more than 5,000 of water off the Louisiana coast, there are still questions surrounding its long-term impacts on people, businesses, fish, wildlife and habitats. These pictures from the Associated Press, Press-Register and Mississippi Press staffers and even a couple from the general public represent a timeline of sorts of the days and months from the day the rig exploded through the winter cleanup after the well was capped on July 15, then plugged with cement and officially declared dead on Sept. 19, 2010. 

BP Bid to Shut Down Gulf Spill Payments Rejected by Judge

BP Plc's (BP/) bid to temporarily halt payments under its $9.2 billion oil-spill settlement so that heightened accounting and fraud safeguards can be established was rejected by a federal judge in New Orleans.

BP Bid to Shut Down Gulf Spill Payments Rejected by Judge

BP Plc's (BP/) bid to temporarily halt payments under its $9.2 billion oil-spill settlement so that heightened accounting and fraud safeguards can be established was rejected by a federal judge in New Orleans.

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