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  • Oil spill response at issue in La.'s Senate race

    October 7, 2010 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest point of attack from Democratic candidate Charlie Melancon in Louisiana's Senate race charges Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter with trying to protect companies like BP from financial liability in a massive oil spill. Melancon's campaign launched a statewide TV ad this week saying... more »
  • Feinberg Promises Quick Response on Spill Claims

    August 18, 2010 11:12 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The man taking over the Gulf oil spill claims process from BP promised spill victims fast service, with short term emergency payments coming in two days for individuals and seven days for businesses if their applications are properly documented. Ken Feinberg told crowds in Louisiana on... 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 »
  • Lt. Govs to Get Close View of Spill Response

    July 14, 2010 8:20 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Some of the nation's lieutenant governors were expecting to only hear lessons about the Gulf region's recovery from a devastating hurricane at an annual meeting along Biloxi's white sands this month. Now, they'll be right in the middle of the region's latest disaster: the BP oil... more »
  • US to Take More Control of Spill Response Website

    July 4, 2010 3:07 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The US government is expected to take over control of the central information website on the Gulf oil spill response that has been run jointly by various agencies and BP for the 2½ months since the rig explosion. The Department of Homeland Security wants a one-stop shop... more »
  • Oil response crews using shop vacuums to suck oil

    June 16, 2010 5:26 PM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - Oil response crews in coastal Plaquemines Parish are getting creative in trying to clean up the marshes, using shop vacuums to suck oil into 55-gallon drums. Disaster Recovery Corp. workers Jessie Shafeer and Rick Soto, paid by BP and working under the direction of parish... more »
  • 5 largest oil companies response plans unprepared

    June 15, 2010 11:58 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two congressmen reviewing oil spill response plans of the nation's five largest oil companies say they are nearly identical - and are all unprepared for an oil spill. Rep. Ed Markey, chairman of a House Energy panel, said the plans "cite identical response capabilities and tout identical... more »
  • Oil spill response command center moving to New Orleans

    June 14, 2010 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The unified command center coordinating the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is moving to New Orleans. Coast Guard Lt. Eric Halvorson said Monday the center will shift its operations from a Royal Dutch Shell training facility in Robert, La., to larger... more »
  • Oil Spill Response Job

    June 6, 2010 11:48 PM

    If you are interested in working to help clean up the oil spill, there is a training session in Morgan City that starts Monday, June 7. Trained workers will earn a starting salary of $12 an hour. For all of the specifics, call Louisiana Community Technical College System's call... more »
  • Government In Charge Of Response To Oil Spill

    May 27, 2010 1:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the government is in charge of the response to the Gulf oil spill, not the oil company BP. Obama says all steps BP takes to end the huge spill must be approved in advance by the government. Obama says his administration will do... 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 Stepping up Government's Response to Oil Spill

    April 29, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is stepping up the government's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by sending three Cabinet members to oversee the effort. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the administration also may send military ships and personnel to help control damage from the... more »
  • Isiah Lively Apprehended

    January 13, 2010 12:11 PM

    On January 13, 2009 Isiah Lively was apprehended in the city of Parks by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and Bureau of Investigations Unit. Other agencies who assisted in Lively's capture were the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Jeanerette City Police, Jeanerette Marshal's Office, and the Parks... more »

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