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  • Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

    April 19, 2014 1:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. The Chemical Safety Board said in a Friday news release that the focus of its investigation is... more »
  • Feds: Businessman accused of fraud after BP spill

    November 2, 2012 3:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana businessman faces a federal wire fraud charge for allegedly seeking to get BP PLC to pay him $1.4 million for supplying a helicopter that the oil giant did not ask for during its response to the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of... more »
  • Oyster leaders Meeting to Discuss BP Spill

    April 15, 2011 6:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly a year after the BP oil spill, leaders of the oyster industry are getting together in New Orleans to discuss the continuing effects. Oyster industry representatives will be joined by Randy Pausina, the assistant secretary of the state wildlife department, and Garrett Graves, chairman of... more »
  • Potential scams top 7,000 in BP spill compensation

    January 27, 2011 8:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations, the fund's administrator told a Senate panel on Thursday. Attorney... more »
  • BP spill not only problem for oyster industry

    November 17, 2010 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials have gotten a fresh reminder hat many Louisiana oyster growers had problems even before the BP oil spill. A governor's advisory board on the state oyster industry met in New Orleans Tuesday and heard concerns from oyster growers and processors about productive grounds that... more »
  • Feds to remove temporary cap from Gulf well

    August 27, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government says it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap keeping oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that it can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point... more »
  • With BP Spill Under Control, US Looks at Drill Ban

    August 14, 2010 11:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to its moratorium on deepwater drilling. But four months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, regulators have only started to make good on... more »
  • Rig Relocates From Gulf of Mexico

    July 13, 2010 1:58 PM

    Diamond Offshore Drilling has pulled another rig out of the Gulf of Mexico due to the deepwater petroleum drilling moratorium. The Houston-based company said that it has ordered the Ocean Confidence rig to the Republic of Congo. The rig departed the Gulf over the weekend. Diamond Offshore... more »
  • BP Denies CEO Resigning and Spill Clean-Up now $2.65 Billion

    June 28, 2010 9:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP's mounting costs for capping and cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico spill have reached $2.65 billion, the oil giant said Monday, but the company denied reports out of Russia that CEO Tony Hayward is resigning. The company's expenses climbed $100 million per day over... more »
  • Who's Sorry Now?

    June 17, 2010 7:21 PM

    WASHINGTON ( AP) - Who's sorry now? Rep. Joe Barton, that's who. The Texas Republican, the House's top recipient of oil industry campaign contributions since 1990, apologized Thursday for apologizing to the chief of the British company that befouled the Gulf of Mexico with a... more »
  • Shrimping Season Closed Again in Marsh Island

    May 26, 2010 6:43 PM

    LDWF Secretary Robert Barham announced the following precautionary closure to recreational and commercial fishing activities near Marsh Island effective immediately, today, May 26. These closures are a result of confirmed reports of oil. Territorial Sea Closure All state outside waters extending seaward of the inside/outside... more »
  • More Reports of Oiled Birds

    May 25, 2010 7:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of oiled birds and aquatic animals is rising as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill expands. A Twitter message Tuesday from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports 67 calls and sightings of dead or oiled aquatic animals. It says the count... more »
  • More Fishing Areas Opened

    May 12, 2010 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state has reopened some offshore waters off Grand Isle to recreational and commercial fishing. Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham says Louisiana's territorial seas are now open from the eastern shore of Empire Canal to the western shore of... more »
  • Oil Spill Blame Game Begins in Washington D.C.

    May 11, 2010 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The blame game is in full throttle as Congress begins hearings on the massive oil spill threatening sensitive marshes and marine life along the Gulf Coast. Executives of the three companies involved in the drilling activities that unleashed the environmental crisis are trying to shift responsibility to... more »

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