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BP braced for legal long-haul as spill payouts leap

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is digging in for a long legal battle over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Tuesday after compensation costs soared for a second straight quarter. Full story

Why BP Earnings Won't Gush Higher

The beleaguered oil company continues to face fallout from the Gulf oil spill, holding back BP earnings growth. Full story

Feds: Halliburton agrees to plead guilty in spill

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday. Full story

House Republicans sacrifice environment to spite Obama

   Rachel Maddow reports on fossil fuel related ecological disasters in the news today, the push by President Obama for energy alternatives, and the resolve by House Republicans to resist President Obama at every turn to permit as much environment harm as possible.

Senators propose tax relief after Ark. oil spill

US Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman have introduced legislation to exempt Arkansans who receive compensation from Exxon Mobil Corp. for the Mayflower pipeline spill are not taxed by the federal government. Full story

Ark. congressman proposes tax relief after spill

An Arkansas congressman is proposing tax relief for people affected by the Exxon Mobil Corp. oil spill in Mayflower this year. Full story

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Judge delays 2nd phase of trial over BP oil spill

Exxon contests $1.7M penalty for pipeline break

Cleanup of 2006 ND saltwater spill still ongoing

BP seeks to halt spill claim payments during probe

BP sets up anti-fraud hotline for spill claims

Shrinking fund leaves Maine vulnerable to an oil spill accident

Exxon: Report blames Ark. pipeline bust on defects

BP oil spill claims climb ahead of appeal day

Gas line spills 25K gallons on Montana reservation

Former FBI Director Freeh to probe BP spill claims payouts

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  Dudley chastised for comments on BP claims

A judge rejects BP's call to suspend payments over the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill. The judge criticized CEO Bob Dudley for comments he made on Mad Money.

  Congress no help in Obama's push to address climate, energy issues

Steve Kornacki, host of “UP with Steve Kornacki” and senior writer for Salon, talks with Rachel Maddow about the tricky political ground President Obama has to navigate to address climate change and resist the pressures of a reckless oil industry while working around a recalcitrant Congress.

  Toxic BP oil clean-up chemical sickening those exposed

Mark Hertsgaard, contributor to The Daily Beast, talks with Rachel Maddow about the devastating health effects of Corexit, the oil dispersant used by BP in the Gulf to clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill on the workers and residents of the area.

  Arkansas AG keeping Exxon honest

Dustin McDaniel, Arkansas Attorney General, talks with Rachel Maddow about the pressure he's keeping on Exxon to hold them accountable for the pipeline rupture that has polluted the town of Mayflower, Arkansas - particularly necessary given the power they exert over the spill scene.

  Exxon turns to paper towels for oil spill clean-up

Rachel Maddow shares photos and video of the pollution from the oil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas being addressed with paper towels.

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