Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon incident began the largest marine oil spill in history. The incident claimed 11 lives and oil spilled for three months before the well was capped. On July 2, 2015, BP Plc announced an agreement in principle to settle the disaster. The Department of Justice issued a Consent Decree on April 4, 2016 resolving the civil claims. Restoration and research related to the oil spill continues today.

Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker

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