1. GULF SPILL
As lawmakers praise BP settlement, AG Holder says probe 'remains ongoing'
Lawmakers and environmentalists today praised a plea agreement that levies historic criminal fines on BP PLC for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, while emphasizing that it should be only the beginning of the oil giant's payout for the unprecedented oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
2. GULF SPILL
Feds charge 3 more over Deepwater Horizon
The Justice Department today charged three workers involved in BP PLC's Deepwater Horizon disaster with various criminal violations. At a news conference this afternoon, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that indictments have been unsealed against Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine, who were both well site leaders on the Deepwater Horizon rig, and former senior BP executive David Rainey.