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  • BP CEO hits back at media and politicians

    October 25, 2010 9:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley accused some politicians and the media on Monday of being too hasty to pin all the blame on his company for the devastating Gulf of Mexico spill - and emphasized the need for deep-water drilling. In his first major public speech since... more »
  • Senators Say They Know Little Information on Where Deep Budget Cuts Will Fall

    October 1, 2010 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators say they've gotten too little information from the Jindal administration about where deep budget cuts should fall in the upcoming year. They're also saying the cost savings and consolidations talked about by Jindal administration leaders won't be enough to deal with the $1.6 billion... more »
  • Prosecutors say corruption ran deep in Calif. city

    September 22, 2010 9:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight current and former officials of the city of Bell appeared in shackles before judges Wednesday in a corruption case prosecutors said was so ingrained in the blue-collar suburb that almost anyone who could have blown the whistle was benefiting from it. Former city manager Robert... more »
  • Evidence Of A Deep Underwater Oil Plume

    August 19, 2010 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists are reporting the first conclusive evidence of a deep underwater oil plume from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But don't go looking for it. It's invisible. A team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts mapped a 22-mile-long mist of oil with special... more »
  • New Moratorium On Deep-Water Offshore Drilling

    July 12, 2010 5:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is issuing a new moratorium on deep-water offshore drilling and it's no longer based on water depth. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement Monday, arguing that a pause is still needed to ensure that oil and gas companies implement safety measures to reduce... more »
  • Crews Drill Deep into Gulf of Mexico to Halt Leak

    June 20, 2010 6:49 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Drilling crews are grinding ever deeper to build the relief wells that are the best hope of stopping the massive oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The crew of Transocean Ltd.'s Development Driller II finished pouring cement Sunday morning... more »
  • Deep Sea Oil Plumes, Dispersants Endanger Reefs

    May 17, 2010 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already spewed plumes over ecologically sensitive reefs, part of a stalled marine sanctuary proposal that would have restrict drilling in a large swath of the northern part of the vital waterway. Marine scientists fear that two powerful... more »
  • Deep Sea Coral Research Trip: Oil Spill Data

    May 7, 2010 10:13 AM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - A federally sponsored mission to search for deep sea corals turns to collecting data from the sea floor and water near the wild well in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that for years, scientists have been studying the sea floor... more »
  • Giant Box Close to Being Over Oil-Spewing Well

    May 7, 2010 9:55 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO- A mission to the bottom of the sea to try to avert a wider environmental disaster progressed early Friday as crews said a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box was close to being placed over a blown-out well on the Gulf floor in an unprecedented attempt to capture... more »
  • Crews Put Out More Than 140 Miles of Boom for Oil

    May 7, 2010 9:34 AM

    ROBERT, La. - An executive with BP PLC says the good weather in the Gulf of Mexico has been helping crews clean up the oil and that more than 140 miles of containment boom have been put out. Chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Thursday that tens of thousands of... more »
  • Shrimp Markets Feeling The Sting From Oil Slick

    May 4, 2010 6:35 PM

    KATC's Mike Magnoli reports on Ocean Harvest Wholesalers based in Delcambre: The business owners, like many others in the industry, feel closing the shrimp season on Tuesday at 6 PM was premature and will be too costly.
  • No Oil Leaks Found From Deep Water Horizon Rig

    April 23, 2010 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - No oil appeared to be leaking after a drilling rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said Friday, though officials were trying to contain what spilled from the blast and prevent any threat to the coast's fragile ecosystem. The search continued... more »

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