April 14, 2011 ProPublica and The Washington Post report that many people appear to have cashed in as BP spent billions in the year since the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But "others hurt by the spill ended up getting comparatively little."
April 21, 2010: Fire boats battle the blaze on the Deepwater Horizon rig.
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April 4, 2011 Transocean Ltd. owned the rig that exploded a year ago, killing 11 workers and creating a massive oil spill that took months to contain. Now, it says it was "insensitive" to say in a regulatory filing that 2010 was — statistically — its best year.
December 15, 2010 Attorney General Eric Holder says the government intends to prove that the companies are responsible for billions of dollars in costs and damages.
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