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  • BP Begins to Put Spill Behind it with Settlement

    March 3, 2012 1:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP's settlement deal with thousands of victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill is a major step toward putting the worst oil spill in U.S. history behind it. BP says it will not have to increase the $37.2 billion it has set aside to pay for... more »
  • US Officials Conducting Dead Bird Study in Gulf

    August 7, 2011 2:29 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A new study being conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to determine how many birds may have died during the Gulf oil spill last year. The Press-Register in Mobile (http://bit.ly/qD83rW ) reports that in the "Carcass Drift Study" funded by BP PLC, researchers... 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 »
  • Along Gulf, Spill Still Defines State of Mind

    April 16, 2011 3:23 PM

    ALONG THE GULF COAST (AP) - In the small brick church across the road from the chocolate waters of Bayou Lafourche, the Rev. Joseph Anthony Pereira unbuttons his collar as the last parishioners pull out of the lot. Tonight, nearly a year after the BP oil spill began, he's asked... more »
  • Federal Government Bills BP for $62 Million

    March 13, 2011 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Obama administration has billed BP PLC. for $62 million spent responding to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The federal government sent the bill Friday. It was the 10th bill sent to BP and other companies considered responsible parties. BP is required to pay for... more »
  • Coast Guard: Oil Cleanup Should be Scaled Back

    February 12, 2011 10:17 AM

    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 »
  • New Crude Disaster Relief Program

    February 7, 2011 8:21 PM

    Daniel Edgar is the owner of St.Mary Seafood. He says since the oil spill, business has been slow. "It was chaos, so many of our customers were looking for a new market because they didn't think Louisiana seafood would be any good," said Edgar. Stan McGee with Acadiana Regional Development... more »
  • Surface of Beaches Looking Good While Crude Lies Buried Beneath White Sand

    September 27, 2010 7:03 AM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - At the height of summer, tar balls and paddies of oil were rolling ashore along the Florida Panhandle. Months later, sand castles are being built and swimmers frolic in the water, even though crude lies buried beneath the white sands. Despite lingering concerns about the... 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 »
  • Shrimp season to start, but is it safe to eat?

    August 10, 2010 7:25 PM

    Captain Cherie Broussard unloads her boat full of chilled shrimp. She and her crew just came back from Southwest Pass. Her reputation and livlihood is on the line if any contaminated shrimp are found. "People are scared," Broussard said. "If they feed it to their family, their family will... more »
  • Crude Still Coats Marshes and Wetlands Along Gulf

    August 6, 2010 9:04 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Much of the crude still in the Gulf and coastal areas more than three months after BP's blowout has permeated deep into marshes and wetlands, complicating cleanup. Crews are still finding plenty of crude in those interior areas, even as government officials say... more »
  • Oil Spill Work on Hold as Bonnie Approaches

    July 23, 2010 6:56 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Work to permanently choke off the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico was at a standstill Friday after ships around the site were ordered to evacuate ahead of the approaching Tropical Storm Bonnie. There had been worries that... more »
  • "BP Makes Me Sick"

    July 9, 2010 6:35 PM

    Those who were sent to help with the cleanup efforts in the Gulf, now need help themselves. Thousands of workers are face to face with the oil spill every day, skimming it off the water, cleaning animals and laying boom. About 1,500 of those workers have complained about feeling sick... more »
  • BP Community Outreach Center

    June 25, 2010 7:20 PM

    People looking for answers about the Crude Disaster now have a new way to access information. No more searching websites or calling hotlines. Instead, BP employees are standing by, in the flesh, to talk with you face to face. "Our goal is pretty simple, we're here to protect the... more »
  • BP: Cap Gets Some Gulf Oil, Crude Still Spews

    June 4, 2010 9:49 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - BP reported some oil was flowing up a pipe Friday from a cap it wrestled onto its broken Gulf of Mexico well but crude still spewed and it was unclear how much could be captured in the latest bid to tame the nation's worst oil... more »
  • Analysis: As Slick Spreads, So Does Frustration

    May 25, 2010 8:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil spill frustration is rampant. The White House is being pounded for not acting more aggressively in the month-old oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The administration is hitting back, mostly at BP. Louisiana is threatening to take matters into its own hands. The truth... more »
  • At Worst, Oil Spewed Already Could Fill 102 Gyms

    May 21, 2010 10:02 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Drip by drip, day by day, the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico is adding up to mind-boggling numbers. Using worst case scenarios calculated by scientists, a month's worth of leaking oil could fill enough gallon milk jugs to stretch more than 11,300 miles. That's... more »
  • Update: Smaller Containment Being Lowered In Gulf

    May 12, 2010 7:36 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A second, smaller oil containment box was lowered into the sea near the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. The box was being slowly submerged to the seabed Tuesday. But it won't be placed over the spewing well right away. BP spokesman... more »
  • New Areas Open to Shrimping and Fishing

    May 11, 2010 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says most areas west of the Mississippi River are open to recreational and commercial fishing, including shrimping. It says the exceptions include part of the state's territorial sea west of the Mississippi River to Point au Fer and the beaches... more »
  • Crude Oil Spill At The Mouth Of The Mississippi

    April 7, 2010 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A crude oil spill covers about one-fifth of a remote national wildlife refuge near the mouth of the Mississippi River, and another 120 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Lt. Stephen Nutting says the slick covered 16 square miles of the 76-square-mile Delta... more »

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