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BP again fighting $11 billion fine from Gulf oil spill in court

BP’s lawyers will fight attempts to fine the oil giant up to $18 billion (£11.1bn) over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, when a new trial opens in New Orleans on Monday. The latest legal battle revolves around the company’s efforts to cap its runaway well, and the amount of oil…

US has approved 19 environmental drilling waivers since oil spill

On May 14, President Barack Obama announced that oil companies would no longer be given license to bypass environmental reviews of their drilling projects. “We’re also closing the loophole that has allowed some oil companies to bypass some critical environmental reviews,” Obama said. But in the month since the BP-run…