Gulf Oil Spill Reaches Texas Shore
U.S. officials confirmed Monday that tar balls from the Gulf oil spill have reached the shore of Texas, the first evidence that the spill has reached all five U.S. Gulf states.

BP Makes First Payment to Gulf Spill Compensation Fund
British energy giant BP said on Monday it made an initial payment of 3 billion U.S. dollars into the a 20-billion escrow fund to compensate residents and businesses affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
• Health Impact of Gulf Coast Oil Spill Hazardous: Researchers
The oil spill along the U.S. Gulf Coast still poses health risks to volunteers, fishermen, clean-up workers and members of coastal communities, researchers said on Monday.
• Obama Says Fight against Oil Spill Close to End
The long battle against the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill is close to an end, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
• Indonesia Asks Compensation on Oil Spill
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday demanded compensation for an oil spill off in Timor sea which destroys environment.
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    Obliviscence of past lessons stands as one of the reasons behind the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill serves as a powerful reminder of the heavy price to pay if the pursuit of profit prevails and calls for safety are not heeded.