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  • BP Making Plans in the Gulf of Mexico

    September 28, 2011 2:17 AM

    BP is making plans to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's exploration plan (EP) was filed last week with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The plans include drilling four wells in the Keathly Canyon area of the Gulf, plans that were... 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 »
  • Drilling Permit Hailed as 'Policy Breakthrough'

    March 1, 2011 2:28 AM

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced Monday that it has approved the first deep-water drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since last year's oil disaster in the Gulf. "It's certainly a policy breakthrough," said Scott Angelle, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural... more »
  • Rig owner refuses to honor oil spill subpoenas

    December 29, 2010 8:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is refusing to honor subpoenas from a federal board that has challenged the company's involvement in monitoring the testing of a key piece of equipment that failed to stop the oil spill disaster. Transocean... more »
  • Security Zone Placed Around Deepwater Horizon Site

    October 27, 2010 11:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has set up a security zone around the wreckage site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which lies on the sea floor about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast after it exploded and sank in April, leading to the massive BP oil... more »
  • Six Months After the April 20 Deepwater Horizon Explosion

    October 20, 2010 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The crude has stopped gushing and coastlines are largely clear of the thick goo that washed ashore for months, but the impact of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history will no doubt linger for years. Six months after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon... more »
  • New Pictures of Deepwater Horizon Spill Site

    August 26, 2010 1:00 PM

    KATC's Shawn Kline and Photojournalist Donald Babineaux are flying along today with the Coast Guard board a Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry over the site of the Deepwater Horizon Spill. Look for the full report tonight on KATC.
  • US is Toughening Scrutiny of Deepwater Drilling

    August 16, 2010 8:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government said Monday it is toughening environmental reviews for all new deepwater oil drilling, ending an easy path to oil riches that allowed BP to drill its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico with little federal scrutiny. The step is meant to help redress a... more »
  • Environmental Reviews For All New Deepwater Drilling Projects

    August 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will no longer allow new deepwater drilling projects to go forward without environmental reviews, as happened with BP's Deepwater Horizon. The administration announced the new policy Monday after the White House Council on Environmental Quality reported that BP got environmental exemptions based on decades-old... more »
  • Deepwater horizon response team prepares for tropical storm

    July 22, 2010 4:46 PM

    The Unified Area Command center is tracking tropical weather near the Bahamas very closely and is constantly engaged in discussions with the National Hurricane Center, NOAA and FEMA to ensure the safety of more than 40,000 people currently assisting in the oil spill response and recovery efforts. To prepare for... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon Victim's Mother Supports Moratorium

    July 20, 2010 11:28 PM

    On the eve of Lafayette's "Rally for Economic Survival," and more than 90 days after her son was killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Geneva Manuel of Eunice is speaking out in favor of President Obama's moratorium on offshore drilling. "I know that this affects a lot of jobs, but... more »
  • Anti-Moratorium Rally Leaders' Goals

    July 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    Only 2 days left until the "Rally for Economic Survival"... but will it actually make a difference in Washington? Rally leaders say they hope to fill the Cajundome with over 12,000 people. They have gotten response from people in parishes throughout the state and some people from Houston. ... more »
  • Hearing Into the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Has Resumed

    July 19, 2010 12:52 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - A federal hearing into the Deepwater Horizon disaster has resumed in New Orleans with complaints coming from attorneys for two rig workers who are possible targets of the investigation. Attorneys for the two rig workers said Monday that their clients weren't named as "parties in interest,"... more »
  • Investigation Of Deepwater Horizon Set To Resume Next Week

    July 14, 2010 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government investigation of the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is set to resume next week. The Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement have scheduled five more days of hearings, from July 19 through July 23, at a... more »
  • Lt. Governor Addresses Moratorium in Lafayette

    June 17, 2010 12:30 PM

    Hundreds came out to support local leaders as they work towards alternatives to the 6-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. The featured speaker at the Acadiana Regional Alliance meeting Thursday was Lieutenant Governor Angelle, who just got back from Washington D.C., working as the voice of Louisiana's concerns. The... more »
  • Criminal & Civil Investigations Into The Deepwater Horizon

    June 1, 2010 4:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Holder would not specify Tuesday which companies or individuals might be the targets of the probe. He says federal clean air and pollution laws give... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon Survivor Testifies

    May 29, 2010 11:22 PM

    A man from Rayne who survived the Deepwater Horizon Explosion testified this week in Kenner. Greg Meche is a mud engineer with M-I Swaco. On Friday, he discussed what transpired aboard the rig when it exploded on April 20th...The Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service are co-chairing the joint... more »
  • BOP Was Working Before The Explosion of Deepwater Horizon

    May 28, 2010 6:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The last-ditch safety equipment that failed to stop what has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history was working properly in the days before the explosion, the top executive of the company that owns the equipment said Friday. The equipment, known as a blowout preventer,... more »
  • Obama Extends Stop on Deepwater Wells

    May 27, 2010 7:35 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Escalating his administration's response to the disastrous Gulf oil spill, President Barack Obama plans to announce Thursday that a moratorium on new deepwater oil drilling permits will be continued for six months while a presidential commission investigates, a White House aide said. Controversial lease sales off the... more »
  • Service To Honor 11 Lost Crew Members of Deepwater Horizon

    May 24, 2010 6:36 PM

    Transocean on May 25 will hold a memorial service to honor the 11 lost crew members of the Deepwater Horizon. The service will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi starting at 1 p.m. CDT. The event will be a time of remembrance and honor, bringing... 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 »
  • Halliburton Says It Completed Work On Deepwater Horizon

    May 10, 2010 1:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. says it safely finished a cementing operation 20 hours before a Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames. In testimony prepared for a congressional hearing Tuesday, Halliburton says it completed work on the well according to accepted industry practice and federal... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon: Efforts to Stop the Oil Leak Continues

    April 26, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities continue to monitor the size and direction of a Gulf of Mexico oil sheen by air, while using robotic underwater equipment to try to shut off its source at a wrecked deepwater drilling platform. The Coast Guard and the companies that owned an operated the rig... more »

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