Energy Voices BP fined $4.5 billion in Gulf oil spill. Is it enough?

BP reached a settlement with the US government Thursday to pay $4.5 billion in criminal fines and penalties for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Critics calls the BP settlement a slap on the wrist.

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Eleven lives lost. The world's largest accidental offshore oil spill, which poured 4.9 million barrels into the Gulf of Mexico and contaminated 150 miles of shoreline Tens of billions of dollars in cleanup costs, with billions more in losses to fishing and tourist businesses.