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A crane stands on the beach at dawn on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Orange Beach on the Gulf Coast was impacted by oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion which killed eleven crew members. 206 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the Gulf of Mexico until the BP well was finally sealed. April 20 marks the one-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf States Reach $18.7 B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

Oil company BP and five Gulf states, including Florida, announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday which resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the 2010 oil spill.

07/02/2015

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One Man Dies After Swimming To Shore When Boat Sinks In The Gulf

A sinking boat prompted two men to swim to shore to save their lives.

12/02/2013

(Photo by Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Stone Crabs In Short Supply Some Parts Of The State

Enjoy those stone crabs while you can because unlike South Florida, some parts of the state are suffering through a stone crab shortage.

CBS4–12/14/2012

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Effects Of Proposed Oil Drilling Inch Closer To Keys

New oil drilling off Cuba’s waters means an oil spill may be just months away from the Florida Keys, according to the government’s computer models.

CBS Miami–07/06/2012

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

2 Years Later: Sick Fish Found Near BP Oil Spill Site

Two years after the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, there is evidence that wildlife in the water are suffering possible long-term effects.

CBS4–04/19/2012

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Offshore Oil Drilling “Not In Florida Waters,” Lawmaker Says

Waters around South Florida will remain untouched by oil drills – at least this legislative season, said Senate President Mike Haridopolos.

CBS4–06/30/2011