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Businesses Won’t Have To Return BP Spill Payouts

Federal judge rules that the oil giant must stand by the agreement it made with the companies it compensated for losses blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil spill.


A shrimper works as birds fly overhead on Dec. 5, 2010 in Barataria Bay, La. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Louisiana Shrimpers Battling Federal Government Over Turtle Rules

Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened.