BP estimates it will pay roughly $7.8-billion to resolve more than 100,000 claims through settlement
Agreed to pay $400-million in criminal penalties, plead guilty to violating Clean Water Act
Majority of settlement will fund environmental restoration projects, spill-prevention research and training
Employees face manslaughter charges over death of 11 people in explosion of Deepwater Horizon oil rig
BP, Transocean were informed they may be held financially liable for new oil
Overall, safety is up, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association says.
Oil company emphasizes “99.999” pipeline safety record; critics say company is playing “catch-up.”
Province wants company to include “world-leading” plans to respond to oil spills.
Outlines what it needs to support Northern Gateway.
Call for independent review now backed by 50 organizations.