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  • US Coast Guard: Divers Found Body Near Platform

    November 17, 2012 11:07 PM

    The US Coast Guard confirmed to KATC that an unidentified body has been found in the water near the oil platform that caught fire Friday morning. A Coast Guard spokesperson says divers contracted by Black Elk Energy discovered human remains while inspecting the platform structure Saturday evening. The Coast Guard... more »
  • Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Workers After Platform Fire

    November 17, 2012 10:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after an explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico a day earlier. Four others workers were badly burned in the blaze, which evoked memories of the deadly... more »
  • LSU faculty get $1.5M to study New Orleans' coast

    October 3, 2012 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate whether southern coastal Louisiana has reached the tipping point, becoming too costly to sustain. The interdisciplinary research project will investigate the sustainability of coastal communities that are especially vulnerable to natural resource... more »
  • Coast Guard Helicopter Crashes in Mobile Bay Alabama

    February 29, 2012 4:44 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard says three people are missing and one person has been rescued after one of its helicopters crashed in Mobile Bay during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near Point Clear, Ala. She says the... more »
  • Days of Rain Turn Into Fatal East Coast Flooding

    September 9, 2011 6:29 AM

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Days of rainfall from what had been Tropical Storm Lee inundated a wide portion of Pennsylvania and other northeastern states Thursday, pouring into basements and low-lying homes and forcing tens of thousands of people to seek higher ground. At least seven were left dead. The damage... more »
  • Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Diver in Gulf of Mexico

    July 10, 2011 12:24 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing diver at approximately 3 p.m., Saturday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 37 hours, covering approximately 1,700 square miles, in an effort to locate a male diver. The Coast Guard launched the search Friday after... more »
  • Scientists Fret Over BP Funds for Gulf Research

    April 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin.... more »
  • Senators Want BP Fines to Help Gulf Coast

    April 15, 2011 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's two U.S. senators have filed a bill to get 80 percent of the penalties BP faces paying for last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to go toward fixing the Gulf Coast. Similar legislative efforts have been unsuccessful so far. Sens. Mary Landrieu... more »
  • Coast Guard: Oil cleanup should be scaled back

    February 11, 2011 8:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cleanup of oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico has reached a point where crews, heavy equipment and thorough scrubbing can cause more damage to the ecosystem than good, the Coast Guard said Friday. Birds, sea turtles, fish and other species are more likely to... 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 »
  • Obama: No Offshore Drilling in East Coast Waters

    December 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reversal, the Obama administration says it will not pursue offshore drilling in East Coast waters, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico. A senior administration official said on Wednesday that because of the BP oil spill, the Interior Department will not propose any new oil drilling... more »
  • Coast Guard: Extra Tugs to Meet Stricken Cruise Ship

    November 11, 2010 7:31 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Coast Guard says the stricken cruise ship carrying thousands of passengers is on course to rendezvous with several more tug boats off the coast of California. Petty officer Rachel Polish says the ship is being pulled by tugs and should reach the meeting site about... more »
  • Coast Guard searches for N.O. bridge jumper

    October 6, 2010 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard and New Orleans Harbor Police are searching the Mississippi River for a woman who reportedly jumped from the bridge connecting the river's east and west banks. The Coast Guard received a call just before 1 p.m. Wednesday from an off-duty Coast Guard... more »
  • U.S. Coast Guard -Rig Explosion Evacuation Effort

    October 4, 2010 12:01 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard official says the fact that more than 100 people escaped the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion alive is a sign that the evacuation effort went fairly well. Capt. James Hanzalik, chief of incident response for the Coast Guard's 8th District, told a... more »
  • Chevron Gets Permission to Drill Off UK Coast

    October 1, 2010 10:57 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Britain has granted Chevron Corp. permission to begin the first new deepwater drilling in the North Sea since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, brushing aside calls for a U.S.-style moratorium on off-shore drilling. The decision, confirmed on Friday, means that Chevron can begin drilling an exploratory... more »
  • Hurricane Karl takes aim at Mexican Gulf Coast

    September 17, 2010 11:30 AM

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Karl grew with surprising speed into a powerful Category 3 storm Friday, prompting closure of Gulf of Mexico oil facilities, and forecasters said the storm could strengthen further before hitting near the country's largest power plant. Karl's maximum sustained winds already were near 120 mph... more »
  • Coast Guard: Sheen not likely from active oil leak

    September 3, 2010 9:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A day after a fire on an offshore oil platform off the central Louisiana coast, federal investigators went aboard to make sure no oil is leaking from the site. The Coast Guard said Friday that no oil is believed to be leaking from the platform, which... more »
  • Coast Guard Backing Off Its Earlier Report of Oil Sheen Spreading

    September 2, 2010 5:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is backing off its earlier report that an oil sheen about a mile long was spreading following a platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau said Thursday afternoon that crews was unable to confirm the oil sheen.... more »
  • Hurricane Watch Issued For Most Of The North Carolina Coast

    August 31, 2010 5:07 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - A hurricane watch has been issued for most of the North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Earl. Earl is a Category 4 storm with winds near 135 mph (215 kph). It's about 1,000 miles (1,605 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. A hurricane watch is in effect... more »
  • Obama Headed to Gulf Coast

    August 27, 2010 2:57 PM

    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama will head to New Orleans following his Marthas' Vineyard vacation to reaffirm his commitment to the Gulf Coast. He'll arrive Sunday, five years to the day from when Hurricane Katrina raged ashore. The storm flooded 80 percent of the city, killing more... more »
  • Oil beneath the surface? Thousands of boats in Gulf

    August 26, 2010 7:00 PM

    More than a thousand Vessels of Opportunity are still scanning the Gulf of Mexico for traces of oil, but where are crews looking? Four months after BP's oil disaster, there are no signs of crude from the air. "We saw no large concentrations of oil," said Lt. Regina Caffrey... more »
  • Tonight on KATC-Gulf Coast Claims Facility Takes Over From BP

    August 18, 2010 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Ken Feinberg, Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, will host public meetings in Houma and Kenner, Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 18. Mr. Feinberg will detail the claims process that will be in place when the Gulf Coast Claims Facility... more »
  • Expansion to Make Coast Major Meeting Competitor

    August 16, 2010 8:51 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A $118 million expansion and renovation of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center will bring Mississippi into the competitive fray for most of the biggest meetings in the United States, the center's executive director says. State officials, including Gov. Haley Barbour and U.S. Sen. Thad... more »
  • US Navy Says 4 Ships Robbed Off Iraqi Coast

    August 15, 2010 3:30 PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Navy says four commercial ships anchored near the southern oil hub of Basra have been robbed in a rare attack off the Iraqi coast. Lt. John Fage, a spokesman for the Navy's Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, said Sunday that two men armed with AK-47 rifles... more »
  • Obama Says Gulf Coast' Open for Business

    August 14, 2010 10:51 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama has declared Gulf Coast beaches clean, safe and open for business as he brought his family to the Florida Panhandle and promised residents that the government wouldn't forget them once efforts to stop the leak are finished. White House spokesman Bill... more »
  • BP pays for show touting Miss. coast 'resilience'

    August 13, 2010 9:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's office said Friday that former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff will host a one-hour television special later this month to promote the state and oil company BP is footing the bill. Crews will be in Biloxi next week to film performances by Hasselhoff,... more »
  • Memories On Hardback

    August 11, 2010 7:04 PM

    One woman's memories are now reaching hundreds in hardback. An Acadiana author is putting nearly a century of life experience into a 350 page book. 92 year old Zoe Sagrera Lynch was born and raised on Cheniere au Tigre. It's a small island in Vermilion Parish. You can only... more »
  • Marsh Across the LA Coast is Healing Itself

    August 11, 2010 6:51 PM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Shoots of marsh grass and bushes of mangrove trees already are starting to grow back in the bay where just months ago photographers shot startling images of dying pelicans coated in oil from the massive Gulf oil spill. More than a dozen scientists interviewed by... more »
  • S. Florida And The East Coast Will Likely Not See Any oil Impact

    July 30, 2010 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Government scientists are saying South Florida and the East Coast will likely not see any oil impact from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that an analysis shows most surface oil remaining in the Gulf has degraded to... more »
  • Sandra Bullock Wants More Info. About Gulf Coast Restoration Video

    July 30, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A spokeswoman for Sandra Bullock says the actress wants her parts of a video promoting Gulf Coast restoration removed until she learns whether oil companies influenced it. The statement Thursday came after the website DeSmogBlog called the campaign an industry push to get support for drilling... more »
  • Coast Guard is Investigating an Oil Spill in Locust Bayou

    July 29, 2010 6:43 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is investigating an oil spill in Locust Bayou. It says about 2,400 gallons of light crude oil spilled from an above-ground storage facility owned by Energy 21, and about 500 gallons got into the water. The spill was reported Thursday near Point... more »
  • Mental Health Information Resource Line for Gulf Coast Residents

    July 28, 2010 5:00 PM

    Coalition Launches Toll-Free Mental Health Information Resource Line for Gulf Coast Residents Free phone line connects Louisianians to support, educational materials and resources The Our Home, Louisiana Coalition - founded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to improve the health and welfare of Louisianians affected by the crisis... more »
  • Gulf Coast Tourism Needs More Advertising Money From BP

    July 26, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says the Gulf Coast tourism business needs more advertising money from BP PLC to bring back visitors staying away because of the oil spill. He told the U.S. Tourism and Travel Advisory Board in New Orleans that a tourism recovery will... more »
  • Jay Leno Will Stand Up for the Gulf Coast

    July 23, 2010 4:03 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show," will perform Aug. 21 in Biloxi to raise money for Mississippians affected by the Gulf oil spill. The Beau Rivage Casino and Resort announced the 8 p.m. performance, "Stand Up for the Gulf Coast: A Special Evening with Jay... more »
  • Reported Number of Bird Deaths Grow on Gulf Coast

    July 23, 2010 7:19 AM

    sociated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of dead birds collected on the Gulf Coast has more than doubled in the past month as oil from BP's broken deepwater well continues to wash up on islands and beaches rich in bird colonies. Officials say 2,599 dead birds had... more »
  • Coast Guard Lifts Ban on News Coverage Near Booms

    July 13, 2010 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard has modified a policy on safety zones around boom deployed on oiled coastlines, a policy news organizations had said unnecessarily restricted coverage of the impact of the BP oil spill and efforts to clean it up. In a statement Monday night, the government's... more »
  • Coast Guard Names New On-Scene Coordinator

    July 10, 2010 11:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft (zoo-KUHNFT) will relieve Rear Adm. James Watson as federal on-scene coordinator for the Gulf oil spill. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Saturday that Zukunft will take over the job Monday. Zukunft is the Coast Guard's assistant commandant for marine safety, security... more »
  • Coast Guard Trains Spotters for Gulf Blimp Duty

    July 10, 2010 3:31 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Coast Guard has begun training spotters to work aboard a slow-moving, 178-foot-long Navy blimp that will add another airborne tool to the search for petroleum slicks and distressed wildlife from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard's observers aboard the MZ-3A... more »
  • Oil Sightings Reported on LA Coast

    July 10, 2010 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials reported the following sightings of oil Saturday in coastal Louisiana coast. - Cameron Parish: Tar balls at Pevato Beach and west of Holly Beach. - Iberia Parish: Oil 10 miles south of Lighthouse Point. - Jefferson Parish: Large mass of oil and tar... more »
  • Michelle Obama To Visit Gulf Coast

    July 7, 2010 2:27 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama plans to visit the Gulf oil spill region in the coming weeks. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that the first lady will travel to the Gulf soon. He did not release the exact date. Mrs. Obama's visit would follow President... more »
  • Jimmy Buffett Is Just Another Mad Gulf Coast Native

    July 6, 2010 4:17 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Singer Jimmy Buffett is just another mad Gulf Coast native when it comes to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but with an exception: He's got millions of fans and a way to help lift spirits over the seemingly endless crisis. Buffett and his Coral Reefer... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • Boom Vandalism

    June 23, 2010 6:35 PM

    What's supposed to be being used to protect Louisiana's coast from the oil, is instead being vandalized. After several reports of boom vandalism,a Public Service Announcement was released in hopes of preventing further damage. The PSA urges residents to help protect the State's shoreline and marshes by not cutting,... more »
  • Coast Guard Seizes Shrimp From 2 Boats in Gulf

    June 21, 2010 10:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it seized 30,000 pounds of brown shrimp after being tipped that boats were trawling an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Lady Monica and La Borrachita were boarded Sunday about 35 nautical miles south of Terrebonne... more »
  • Mortgage Relief for Oil-Stricken Areas

    June 18, 2010 2:33 PM

    If you live along the oil-stricken coast you may be able to get some financial relief on your mortgage payments. Government-sponsored mortgage purchaser Fannie Mae says servicers may suspend or reduce mortgage payments for those impacted by the oil spill. Fannie Mae says it is at the mortgage... more »
  • Coast Guard, On Tip, Finds Trawler in Closed Water

    June 15, 2010 10:05 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it found a shrimper working in an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, confiscated 19,000 pounds of white shrimp and put it all back in the water. Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the shrimp were live when... more »
  • Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast

    June 14, 2010 12:31 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - As President Barack Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast Monday, the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of independent victims' compensation fund that the president is demanding. Obama spokesman Bill Burton, speaking to reporters traveling... more »
  • Coast Guard Adm. Allen in Hot Seat Over Oil Spill

    June 11, 2010 2:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the few federal officials whose... more »
  • Obama Returning To The Gulf Coast For An Update

    June 8, 2010 5:41 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is returning to the Gulf Coast for an update on the BP oil spill. The White House says Obama travel next Monday and Tuesday to Mississippi, Alabama and Florida - three states whose shores and economies are being affected by the worst environmental disaster... more »
  • The People of the Gulf Coast "Are Going To Need Help From The Entire Country"

    June 7, 2010 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is reassuring Americans that "we will get through this crisis" in the Gulf of Mexico but that it will take time and effort. Surrounded by Cabinet members, Obama and top federal officials were briefed on the government's battle against an unprecedented oil spill... more »
  • Coast is Clear According to Mississippi Gov.

    June 6, 2010 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The governor of Mississippi says his state is not as bad off as its neighbors when it comes to the oil spill. Gov. Haley Barbour said on "Fox News Sunday" that "we have had virtually no oil" wash up on the Mississippi coast. He says media reports... more »
  • Erin Brockovich Will Travel To LA Coast Next Week To Investigate Claims

    June 3, 2010 6:14 PM

    GULF COAST - Erin Brockovich will travel to the Louisiana coast next week to investigate claims by workers hired by BP that oil spill clean-up efforts have made them seriously ill. Brockovich will also meet with residents, property owners and local businesses that have been economically impacted by the Gulf... more »
  • Obama to Return to Gulf Coast Friday

    June 3, 2010 10:38 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will return to the Louisiana Gulf Coast Friday to assess the latest efforts to counter the largest oil spill in U.S. history. This will be Obama's third trip to the region since the April 20 accident that started the spewing... more »
  • Coast Guard Adds Staff to Eastern Gulf For Spill

    June 2, 2010 9:44 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard admiral in charge of the oil spill response says he's moving more staff and resources to the Gulf Coast as the slick continues to move east toward Florida. Adm. Thad Allen says a cutter arrived in Mobile Bay, Ala., on Wednesday. He says... more »
  • Coast Guard Decisions to Remove Oil Barriers Angers Alabama Gov.

    June 2, 2010 3:34 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the northern Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from the Gulf oil spill. Riley says the Coast Guard wrongly decided to remove oil barriers from the Alabama and Mississippi coasts... more »
  • Coast Guard Rescue

    June 1, 2010 8:34 PM

    Leaving dock on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the crew of the coast guard cutter pompano doesn't have to rush. But on the night of April 20th, just after 10 o'clock,they responded to a distress call from the oil rig deep water horizon: 40 miles off the southern tip of Louisiana.... more »
  • Rescued Animal Count From Oil Spill

    May 31, 2010 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 69 oiled birds have been brought to rescue centers along the Gulf of Mexico, with 53 treated in Louisiana. It says crews have found a total of 494 dead birds, but at least 348... more »
  • Government Response to Crude Disaster: Local Reactions

    May 28, 2010 6:41 PM

    President Obama inspected Fouchon Beach Friday, which is threatened by the Gulf oil spill. The President also got a briefing at a Coast Guard station and a meeting with Governors and other officials. While President Obama toured Louisiana's coast residents inland are voicing their opinions about the government's response... more »
  • Coast Guard, BP Say Gulf Top Kill Effort Continues

    May 27, 2010 10:37 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP is having some success slowing the Gulf of Mexico oil leak by injecting mud but the fix isn't done yet. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Tony Russell said Thursday reports that Admiral Thad Allen, who is overseeing the operation, had called the... more »
  • Census Report Finds Jump in Population Along Gulf Coast

    May 26, 2010 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new census report finds a sharp jump in the population of U.S. coastal counties along the Gulf of Mexico. But demographers warn the trend may not last long, partly because of the threat of major disasters such as hurricanes and the current oil spill. The report... more »
  • The President Announces His Second Trip to the Gulf Coast to Inspect the Response

    May 26, 2010 7:07 AM

    President Obama announced that he will travel to the Louisiana Gulf Coast to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The President will join more than 22,000 people in the region, including many of the brightest scientific minds from both the public and private sector,... more »
  • Obama Coming To Gulf Coast Friday

    May 25, 2010 3:30 PM

    On Friday morning, May 28, President Barack Obama will travel from Chicago to the Louisiana Gulf Coast to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Administration has mobilized one of the largest responses to a catastrophic event in history, with more than 1,200 vessels... more »
  • BP Gives $70 Million for Gulf Coast Tourism Promotion

    May 17, 2010 3:42 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - BP PLC Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward says the company will give $70 million to four Gulf Coast states for tourism promotion. Hayward made the announcement Monday after meeting with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. The funds would help the states counteract unfounded fears that BP's Gulf... more »
  • Dead Dophins Wash Up on Coast

    May 12, 2010 7:46 AM

    HORN ISLAND, Miss. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related even though other factors may be to blame. Blair Mase (MACE') of the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday that the carcasses have all been found in Louisiana, Mississippi... more »
  • Six Dead Dolphins Found on the Gulf Coast

    May 11, 2010 4:52 PM

    SHIP ISLAND, Miss. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related even though other factors may be to blame. Blair Mase (MACE') of the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday that the carcasses have all been found in Louisiana, Mississippi... more »
  • Obama Officials Visiting The Gulf Coast

    May 5, 2010 3:06 PM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - High-ranking Obama administration officials are visiting the Gulf Coast to reassure the public that the government is doing all it can to prevent the massive oil spill from damaging the region's economy and wildlife. Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar planned Wednesday to tour the Delta National... more »
  • Schwarzenegger Withdrawing Support of Plan to Drill off California Coast

    May 3, 2010 5:29 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is withdrawing his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the environmental tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking during a news conference Monday, Schwarzenegger said television images of the oil spill in the Gulf have changed... more »
  • Coast Guard Says Crews May Set Fires to Burn Off Oil

    April 27, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews may set fires to burn off oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a wrecked offshore drilling platform. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry says the burn would be done far offshore and could happen as soon as Wednesday. She... more »
  • Coast Guard Calls Off Search For 11 Missing

    April 23, 2010 6:20 PM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is calling off its search for 11 workers missing since an explosion on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast. Rear Adm. Mary Landry calls it a very difficult decision. The Coast Guard said Friday crews had spent three days searching a... more »
  • New U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boats

    April 9, 2010 5:41 PM

    LOCKPORT, La. (AP) - Major construction officially began Friday on the first in a series of new U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats with a combined tribute to a Coast Guard hero, the service's lifesaving role after Hurricane Katrina and the Louisiana shipbuilding industry that employs thousands. The $88 million USCGC... more »
  • Crews Continue Cleaning After Oil Spill

    April 8, 2010 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews have laid more than two miles of floats to keep spilled oil out of sensitive marshlands in and near a remote national wildlife refuge. Lt. Stephen Nutting says that as of midmorning Thursday, 12,500 feet of... more »
  • Coast Guard Rescues Man

    March 29, 2010 4:34 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard has evacuated a 69-year-old man from a tugboat in Southwest Pass near Venice. The Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a call at approximately 9 a.m. Monday from Trevor Weeks, a crewman aboard the tugboat. The Coast Guard says Weeks said the... more »
  • Coast Guard Rescue in Terrebone Bay

    March 22, 2010 12:14 PM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued four people from a 47-foot towing vessel that ran aground in Terrebonne Bay, about 12 miles south of Cocodrie. The Coast Guard received a call about 3:30 p.m. Sunday from a crew member aboard the vessel, Captain Monk. The crew member... more »
  • Coast Guard extinguish offshore fire in Gulf

    February 24, 2010 10:40 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that a fire offshore early this morning has been extinguished. Officials stationed in Morgan City say the fire started after a vessel struck a pipeline off the south central coast of Louisiana. There are no reports of injuries at this time and the incident... more »
  • Gulf Coast Called On To Be Safe Haven For Haitian Refugees

    January 20, 2010 7:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who restored order after Hurricane Katrina, is calling on the United States, and in particular the governors along the Gulf Coast, to offer refuge to the most vulnerable Haitians affected by the deadly Jan. 12 earthquake. Doctors agreed with Honore, but... more »
  • Coastal Erosion

    November 24, 2009 9:05 AM

    Families first moved to the coast from France in 1770 drawn by the abundant resources and that life today continues to fish the coast. Louisiana is the nation's largest producer of shrimp, oysters and blue crab and fills a large part of the US fresh fish demand and 40 thousand... more »

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