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BP suspended from federal contracts due to Gulf of Mexico disaster
The Environmental Protection Agency has suspended BP's right to pursue federal contracts as a result of its actions after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill.
For more, read the Guardian UK article or the New York Times article.
U.S. suppressed Deepwater Horizon spill's effect on whales
Internal emails show that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Obama administration suppressed information and photographs of dead whales in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the 2010 BP / Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The documents were recently released under a Freedom of Information Act request by the environmental group Greenpeace.
For more, read the Guardian UK report.