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  • Sheen at Deepwater Horizon disaster site is BP oil

    October 11, 2012 7:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says an oil sheen near the site of the massive BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico matches oil from the 2010 disaster. The Coast Guard says its tests established the oil came from the BP well. It could be left over from... more »
  • BP Making Plans in the Gulf of Mexico

    September 28, 2011 2:17 AM

    BP is making plans to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's exploration plan (EP) was filed last week with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The plans include drilling four wells in the Keathly Canyon area of the Gulf, plans that were... more »
  • Feds Push Back in Flap Over Blowout Preventer Test

    January 9, 2011 12:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal investigators are pushing back against criticism they aren't doing enough to keep companies involved in the Gulf oil spill away from any hands-on role in the forensic analysis of a key piece of equipment that failed to keep crude from entering the sea. Rep. Edward... more »
  • Spill panel says management culture to blame

    November 9, 2010 9:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't just the botched technical decisions. BP and other companies' management, communication and overconfidence in dealing with risk led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, investigators for the presidential commission said Tuesday. The commission's chief engineer, Richard Sears, outlined seven managerial findings, including muddled lines... more »
  • Spill panel: No evidence of saving $ over safety

    November 8, 2010 10:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The BP oil rig explosion and spill wasn't about anyone purposely trading money for safety, investigators on a special presidential commission said Monday. Instead it was more about seemingly acceptable risks adding up to disaster. Investigators at the commission's hearing outlined more than a dozen decisions that... more »
  • Researchers High in Demand Due to BP Oil Spill

    September 29, 2010 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Once a backwater in the world of oceanographic research, the Gulf of Mexico has suddenly become the site of a scientific gold rush, all because of the BP oil spill. The environmental disaster represents a once-in-a-generation research opportunity that has oceanographers salivating. There's big money -... more »
  • Experts Craft Study of BP Oil Spill Health Effects

    September 22, 2010 11:45 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Doctors, scientists and public health experts began sketching the outlines Wednesday of a large-scale study of the health effects of the BP oil spill on cleanup workers and the public, hoping to include thousands of people in a review funded by BP. The federal Department of... more »
  • BP avoiding hunter's crosshairs

    September 7, 2010 7:34 PM

    BP's clean-up crews want hunters to know they'll be in the wetlands and to watch where they aim. This weekend kicks-off teal season and BP is taking steps to protect their workers and the shoreline itself. First, crews are going to be held-back until nine in the morning- giving hunters... more »
  • BP invests in Shrimp and Petroleum Fest

    September 4, 2010 8:59 PM

    It's the 75th year for Morgan City's Shrimp and Petroleum Festival but it's been a tough year for both industries. The crisis in the Gulf spurred a rough shrimping season and a drilling moratorium but the cash is flowing at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and BP is one of... more »
  • Messy Cleanup of BP Oil Spill Damages the Gulf

    July 21, 2010 8:52 AM

    FOURCHON BEACH, La. (AP) - The 5,600 vessels taking part in the oil spill operation on the Gulf of Mexico make up the largest fleet assembled since the Allied invasion of Normandy, according to the Coast Guard. Hordes of helicopters, bulldozers, Army trucks, ATVs, barges, dredges, airboats, workboats, cleanup crews,... more »
  • Jindal Is Stressing That The BP Oil Spill Is Far From Over

    July 20, 2010 5:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is stressing that the BP oil spill is far from over for Louisiana, even if the well is capped. Jindal held a news conference in New Orleans on Tuesday, just after another of his aerial tours of Gulf waters. He said tens of... more »
  • Anti-Moratorium Rally Leaders' Goals

    July 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    Only 2 days left until the "Rally for Economic Survival"... but will it actually make a difference in Washington? Rally leaders say they hope to fill the Cajundome with over 12,000 people. They have gotten response from people in parishes throughout the state and some people from Houston. ... more »
  • Texas Beach Tar Balls Were From BP Oil Spill

    July 13, 2010 1:14 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say test results have confirmed that tar balls found on a second Texas beach were from the massive Gulf oil spill. Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant said Tuesday that tar balls found on a Galveston beach last week are from the blown-out BP... more »
  • State Wants Mental Health Help from BP

    June 30, 2010 2:00 PM

    The state of Louisiana is asking again for BP to fund some mental health help for those impacted by the oil spill. Local counselors are noticing more and more people coming in for therapy, as the reality of their struggle settles in. "We're seeing an increase in anxiety... more »
  • BP: Saw Is No Longer Stuck; Work Continues

    June 2, 2010 7:07 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - BP has freed a diamond-tipped saw that had become stuck underwater in the latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil spill, and the company is still working on a way to slice through the pipe. BP PLC spokesman Mark Proegler said Wednesday afternoon that... more »
  • BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown

    May 17, 2010 1:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court says the U.S. Interior Department failed to investigate warnings of possible safety problems with BP's Atlantis platform. Atlantis is stationed in 7,070 feet of water more than 150 miles south of... more »
  • Transocean Workers Say They Were Told To Deny Being Hurt

    May 11, 2010 2:12 PM

    Workers aboard an exploding offshore drilling platform were told to sign statements denying they were hurt or witnessed the blast that rocked the rig, killed 11 and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, their attorneys said Tuesday. Survivors floated for hours in life boats in... more »
  • EPA Establishes Web Site on BP Oil Spill

    April 30, 2010 5:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - As part of the ongoing federal response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA today established a website to inform the public about the spill's impact on the environment and the health of nearby residents. The website - http://www.epa.gov/bpspill will contain data from EPA's... more »

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