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  • Senate approves states receiving Gulf spill fines

    March 9, 2012 6:20 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has approved using the bulk of water pollution fines stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states. The BP oil company could be fined $5.4 billion to $21.1 billion under the Clean Water Act, depending on whether it's... more »
  • E-mails Show Struggle to Guess Size of Gulf Spill

    November 25, 2010 9:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A review of thousands of government e-mails from last summer shows that the Obama administration struggled behind the scenes to determine just how much oil was leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a broken BP well. The e-mails, obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom... more »
  • Panel to hear results of its probe into Gulf spill

    November 8, 2010 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The independent investigators looking into the causes of the massive Gulf oil spill will lay out their initial findings as a two-day hearing gets under way Monday. Representatives of the three companies most involved in the April incident will be on hand as well. The seven-member commission... more »
  • Next Phase of Gulf Spill Damage Assessment Starts

    September 30, 2010 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal and state government agencies and BP have entered a new and important phase in determining how much damage has been done to the ecosystem by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. On Wednesday, the government and BP said they had started to determine how much... more »
  • Panel Probes Decisions Made After Gulf Spill

    September 27, 2010 6:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A panel that President Barack Obama appointed to investigate the Gulf oil spill will begin Monday to scrutinize how his administration reacted to the disaster. The two-day meeting of the presidential oil spill commission will look at the controversial use of chemical dispersants, a moratorium on deep-water... more »
  • BP spent $93M on advertising after Gulf spill

    September 1, 2010 9:21 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil giant BP says it has spent more than $5 million a week on advertising since the Gulf Coast oil spill - more than three times the amount it spent on ads during the same period last year. BP PLC told the House Energy and Commerce Committee... more »
  • Bromwich to Hold Community Forums on Gulf Spill

    September 1, 2010 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement will hold forums in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana this month and get briefed on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and deep-water drilling. Michael R. Bromwich, the agency's director, will hold forums in Houston... more »
  • New Orleans judge to handle most Gulf spill suits

    August 10, 2010 9:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies over the Gulf oil spill, in a move that should please many of the plaintiffs' lawyers and their clients. The U.S. Judicial Panel... 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 »
  • Testing for gulf spill kill effort is delayed

    August 2, 2010 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says engineers have delayed until Tuesday a test on whether it can begin pumping mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well in hopes of choking it for good. The company said in a statement Monday the test was pushed back a day after a... more »
  • Scientist Say Gulf Spill Altering Food Web

    July 14, 2010 6:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists are reporting early signs that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is altering the marine food web by killing or tainting some creatures and spurring the growth of others more suited to a fouled environment. Near the spill site, researchers have documented a massive die-off... more »
  • Coast to Coast Benefit to Raise Money for the Gulf

    June 30, 2010 7:15 PM

    Tomorrow night, The Shed in Scott won't just be a restaurant, instead it'll be a place where you can hear from oil spill exerts in the community and be entertained by local musicians for free. Frank Fonnier, an Owner of The Shed, "We are getting people that are... more »
  • New Gulf Spill Cleanup Head Says Job is to Listen

    June 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man who inherited the Gulf oil spill response from BP's embattled CEO said Wednesday that Americans have been too quick to blame his company for the environmental disaster now in its third month. "I'm somewhat concerned there is a bit of a rush to justice... more »
  • BP Cuts Pipe, Plans to Lower Cap Over Gulf Spill

    June 3, 2010 10:58 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - BP used giant shears to slice off a pipe Thursday in the company's latest bid to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil, but the cut was irregular and placing a cap over the gusher will now be more challenging, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said. BP... more »
  • BP Tells Feds Gulf Spill Due to Multiple Failures

    May 25, 2010 9:22 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Oil giant BP is briefing the federal government on its internal investigation into the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill that focuses on two key areas: cementing at the well head and the blowout preventer. BP said in a release late Monday that its probe has... more »
  • Heat on White House to do more about Gulf spill

    May 25, 2010 8:50 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Obama administration's environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the Mississippi and was surprised by what came out. "Oh my God - it's so thick!" exclaimed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson who toured delicate coastal wetlands that... more »
  • Questions and Uncertainty Grow Along with Gulf Spill

    May 24, 2010 7:15 AM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill seeped miles deeper into Louisiana's fragile marshes, making it tougher to clean up or to rescue wildlife like the brown pelican, as the biggest uncertainty of all remained: When will BP be able stop the leak? With frustration mounting... more »
  • Month into Gulf Spill, Fishermen See Bleak Future

    May 21, 2010 9:25 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - It's been a month since a blown-out well started spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but the people who rely on those waters to make a living are just starting to realize the scope of the devastation. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig,... more »
  • Green Groups Hope Gulf Spill Galvanizes Movement

    May 12, 2010 10:19 AM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - Environmentalists hope the Gulf oil spill will invigorate the movement and finally persuade Americans to change their energy-dependent lifestyles. The ruptured well has poured more than 4 million of gallons of crude into the sea and counting. But activists worry that the full effect of the... more »
  • Gulf Spill Pauses Oil Drilling

    April 28, 2010 1:48 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist touched ground after about 90 minutes above the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and had no doubts about where he stood on oil drilling off his state's shore: Not now, no way. Crist was awed - and not in a good way... more »

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