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  • Panel: Government Thwarted Worst-Case Scenario on Spill

    October 6, 2010 11:55 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been. That finding comes from a panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the worst offshore oil spill in history. In documents released Wednesday, the... more »
  • Documents: BP Estimated 4.2M Gallons in Worst Case

    June 20, 2010 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Newly released internal documents show BP PLC estimated 4.2 million gallons of oil a day could gush from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico if all equipment restricting the flow was removed and company models were wrong. Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey released the... more »
  • Ixtoc Disaster Remains The Gulf's - And The World's - Worst Oil Spill

    June 4, 2010 11:24 AM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - It started with a burst of gas through the drilling well. Workers scrambled to close the safety valves but within moments, the platform caught fire and collapsed. Tens of millions of gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. Numerous attempts to stanch the spill... more »
  • BP Likely to Survive Worst Oil Spill in US History

    June 1, 2010 8:53 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP is probably sturdy enough to survive the worst oil spill in U.S. history. But investors are shaving billions of dollars off its value with every day that crude gushes into the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday alone, the first trading day since BP's latest attempt... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill Has Surpassed The Exxon Valdez As The Worst In U.S. History

    May 27, 2010 11:14 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Gulf oil spill has surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history, according to new estimates released Thursday, but the Coast Guard and BP said an untested procedure to stop it seemed to be working. A team of scientists trying to figure out... more »
  • At Worst, Oil Spewed Already Could Fill 102 Gyms

    May 21, 2010 10:02 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Drip by drip, day by day, the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico is adding up to mind-boggling numbers. Using worst case scenarios calculated by scientists, a month's worth of leaking oil could fill enough gallon milk jugs to stretch more than 11,300 miles. That's... more »
  • Best and Worst Air Quality in the U.S.

    April 29, 2010 1:51 AM

    The U.S. areas with the best and worst air quality, according to the latest American Lung Association "State of the Air" pollution report: OZONE POLLUTION WORST: 1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif. 2. Bakersfield, Calif. 3. Visalia-Porterville, Calif. BEST: 1. Bismarck, N.D. 2. Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, Texas 3. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho SHORT-TERM PARTICLE... more »

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