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BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout  Oil giant is to put $20bn in a compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill and will not pay shareholders a dividend this year   Obama in national address on oil
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  Gulf oil spill firms 'complacent'  3 major companies involved in the spill lacked a safety culture and made serious mistakes ahead of the catastrophe, the key inquiry has said Panel backs BP on spill findings   Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers   U.S. Congress: Chief executive Tony Hayward has been told by an angry US Congressional panel his firm ignored dangers when drilling in the Gulf of Mexico US Congress set to grill BP chief
Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails   A freight train has derailed in Washington DC spilling hazardous liquid. At least nine cars of the CSX freight train overturned US climate impacts 'far reaching' Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012'   Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'   US panel: The companies involved in the BP oil spill had made decisions to cut costs and save time that contributed to the disaster   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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  The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties
 The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April killed 11 workers and spilled millions of barrels of oil over several months
  U.S. Congress: Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

  US President has made his first national address from the Oval Office to outline his response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.    Barack Obama has vowed to 'make BP pay' for th...
US oil firms 'not ready' for leak  U.S. Congress: Congressional panel: The major oil companies drilling off the US coastline are as unprepared as BP for a major spil Jun.12 US urges quicker BP oil strategy  A top Coast Guard official has said that BP's plans to contain oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from a blown-out well do not go far enoug... Jun.6   Too soon to be 'pleased' with BP progress  The fed's response manager to the oil disaster said that BP has made progress, but cautioned it was too early to call the effort a success Jun.1 US begins criminal probe of spill May.30 Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.27 Obama defends oil spill response May.24 Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants  Environmental Protection Agency has instructed BP to scale back its use of oil dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico US toughens talk over Gulf spill  The government has toughened its rhetoric towards BP as frustration builds about the company's inability to plug a leaking oil well May.21 US oil spill commission takes shape  Two political veterans are expected to head a US commission investigating a huge oil spill, amid criticism of the government's response May.17 Obama to set up oil spill panel   President Barack Obama will set up a commission to investigate the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, examine industry practices and the government's... May.12 Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
  House of Representatives: Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was faulty
May.10 Oil firms 'set for Senate clash'  U.S. Senate: Firms in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster are set to present conflicting claims at the first US Senate hearing Apr.30   Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick  Calls for swifter action were led by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, who urged BP to commit more resources to tackling the catastrop... Apr.22   Obama's vow over oil rig disaster  President Obama says tackling an oil rig disaster that has prompted fears of a major spillage in the Gulf of Mexico is a 'priority'

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May.19   Obama to curb vehicle emissions
  President is to announce limits on pollution that will set national standards on car and lorry emissions in the US for the first time

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Nov.2 Report: Seafood faces collapse by 2048
  Journal Science: Clambakes, crabcakes, swordfish steaks could be little more than a fond memory Jun.22 Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years  The National Academy of Sciences: recent warmth is potentially the last several millennia

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B. 2016-05-01 Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails
C. 2014-05-06 US climate impacts 'far reaching' Washington
D. 2011-02-02 Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012' Washington
4. 2011-01-05 Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill' Washington
2010-12-15 U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Washington
6. 2010-11-09 Gulf oil spill firms 'complacent' Washington
H. 2010-11-08 Panel backs BP on spill findings Washington
I. 2010-06-17 Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers U.S. Congress
9. 2010-06-16 US Congress set to grill BP chief U.S. Congress

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