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  • BASF eyes new propylene plant along Gulf Coast

    May 3, 2014 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - German chemical titan BASF SE is evaluating plans to spend more than $1.4 billion to build a propylene plant somewhere along the Gulf Coast. Kurt Bock, chairman of the company's board of executive directors, said Friday that a feedstock of cheap natural gas would give BASF... more »
  • Report: people moving from vanishing Gulf Coast

    April 20, 2014 11:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion. And it says those left behind tend to be those who cannot afford to move. The Data Center, based in New Orleans, said Sunday that in Plaquemines Parish, 72... more »
  • Isaac aims at north Gulf Coast after raking Fla.

    August 27, 2012 8:28 AM

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the northern Gulf Coast early Monday and promised to give the Republican National Convention a good drenching after lashing the Florida Keys with wind and rain but apparently causing little damage. The National Hurricane Center predicted Isaac would grow to... more »
  • Fishing industries impacted by BP Oil Spill two-years later

    April 20, 2012 11:15 PM

    Two-years later, experts say the coastline and the wetlands are recovering, and at rates faster than expected. On the other hand, the fishing industry is struggling to get back to where it was in the days before the spill. Last year proved to be one of the worst years... more »
  • Oil spill brings attention to delicate Gulf coast

    January 30, 2012 9:35 AM

    TIVOLI, Texas (AP) - It took BP PLC's well blowing out in the Gulf of Mexico for the nation to turn its attention to the slow, methodical ruin of the ecosystem that had been happening for years. Last month, more than a year and a half after the oil spill... 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 »
  • Feds hear Gulf Coast concerns at meeting in Ala.

    April 1, 2011 10:06 AM

    SPANISH FORT, Ala. (AP) - Federal officials heard recommendations from people along the Alabama coast on how to spend money dedicated to rehabilitating the Gulf Coast from the effects of the massive oil spill. Officials held a meeting at the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort Thursday night... 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 »
  • In Christmas tradition, Gulf Coast birds counted

    December 24, 2010 6:59 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - As dawn breaks on the Gulf of Mexico, Hans Holbrook and Chris Brantley stomp onto the beach in rubber boots, telescopes and tripods slung over their shoulders, alert for signs of birds. Grand Isle's annual Christmas bird count has begun - early, as always. This... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • President Obama makes first trip to New Orleans

    October 15, 2009 7:37 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, who accused former President George W. Bush of leading a government "that sits on its hands while a major American city drowns," is hearing directly from New Orleans residents who have struggled to rebuild their city since the 2005 hurricane season. Obama arrives in... more »
  • Boustany Asks President to Include Cameron Parish

    October 2, 2009 1:24 PM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is asking President Obama to include southwest Louisiana on his upcoming trip to the Gulf Coast. The president said this week that he will visit the coast by the middle of October, thereby keeping a campaign pledge to do so within a... more »

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