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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 ( ) 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • Locals Sell T-Shirts To Raise Money for Oil Cleanup

    June 17, 2010 10:53 PM

    After seeing images of oil-soaked pelicans on television, Larry Schuh of Crowley wanted to help, so he put his artistic talents to use. Schuh designed a shirt (left) depicting the state bird in peril because of the Crude Disaster. "I thought a good design will [have] a really visual... 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 »
  • BP: Effort to plug Gulf oil spill going as planned

    May 26, 2010 11:17 PM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP started pumping heavy mud into the leaking Gulf of Mexico well Wednesday and said everything was going as planned in the company's boldest attempt yet to plug the gusher that has spewed millions of gallons of oil over the last five weeks. BP hoped the... 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 »
  • Broussard Resident Helps Bird in Venice

    May 21, 2010 8:48 PM

    The Crude Disaster gives one Acadiana resident a fishing trip she won't soon forget. Broussard resident, Windy Maitreme saw firsthand what the oil is doing to Louisiana's coast. "It's devastating to see the oil, merky brown... You can definitely see the oil in the water. As far as we... 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 »
  • Local Students Learn From Crude Disaster

    May 17, 2010 7:15 PM

    The developments we see happening in the Gulf are also being closely watched in classrooms. At Catholic High School in New Iberia, students are creating projects to present to the public. Eighth grade Advanced Physical Science students are excited about school and real life lessons they're getting on the constantly... more »
  • Boom Distributor Frustrated with BP

    May 14, 2010 12:29 AM

    An Acadiana boom distributor is concerned with how BP is handling the cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico. Abbeville's GulfRim Navigation is capable of distributing some 10,000 feet of boom every week, but instead of being out in the Gulf, the boom is just sitting at it's Abbeville warehouse. "We've... more »
  • Crude Disaster; Possible Impacts on Expansion of Offshore Drilling

    April 30, 2010 12:14 AM

    The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico could have President Obama rethinking recent plans to increase offshore oil drilling. This as the oil slick inches closer and closer to the U.S. coast. "I have never seen anything like this in my years of being in the industry, it's a... more »

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