BP reaches a $7.8 billion settlement with 110,000 claimants (BBC, also see LA Times), and the market is generally pleased (Washington Post).

The BP case isn’t over for the feds (BBC). And Louisiana is still dealing with the spill’s effects (BBC).

Ohio faces a dilemma on shale gas (Washington Post).

Shell prepares to drill in the Arctic Ocean (LA Times).

Tortoises are slowing down desert solar projects (LA Times).

GM suspends Volt production for 5 weeks (Washington Post).

Higher gas prices haven’t affected the economy- yet (NY Times).

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