Wednesday, April 16
(Houston, TX) -- The massive Gulf oil spill cleanup is coming to an end. BP says the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday ended patrols and operations related to the four-year active effort. A three-mile stretch of Louisiana shoreline was the last area to be cleaned. Company officials say BP has spent more than 14-billion dollars and 70 million man hours responding to and cleaning up the oil that spilled following the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. Active cleanup operations in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi wrapped up last June.