It's hard to tell that just a year ago BP was reeling from financial havoc and an American public out for blood. A year after the devastating oil spill, the company is even angling to explore again in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where it holds more leases than any competitor.
Oil giant BP announced Thursday that it is in final talks with the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission regarding resolution of all criminal and SEC claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
One year after the nation's worst offshore oil spill began, solemn ceremonies will mark the disaster Wednesday and underscore the delicate healing that is only now taking shape. Oil still occasionally rolls up on beaches in the form of tar balls, and fishermen face an uncertain future.