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Judge To Rule On Transocean Plea Deal

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has approved Transocean Ltd.'s agreement with the Justice Department to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and ...

Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion In Plea Deal

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Transocean Ltd. made an initial court appearance Wednesday for its plea agreement with the Justice Department over the company's ...

Justice Department Accuses BP Of 'Gross Negligence' In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

* Botched well pressure test indicates BP gross negligence-US lawyers * BP's actions unworthy of 'middling size company'-US lawyers ...

'BP Dropped The Ball On Major Accident Hazards'

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — BP and the drilling contractor that operated the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon were so focused on worker safety they didn't do enough t...

BP Settlement Offers Hope For Victims With Health Concerns

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

BOOTHEVILLE, La. — A settlement that BP is hammering out with victims of the massive Gulf oil spill finally provides a system for monitoring hea...

BP Contractor's Spill Claims Tossed By Judge

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- A judge has dismissed all of the federal court claims against a BP PLC contractor sued over the deadly rig explosion and massive oil sp...

6 Months Later, Scientists Say The Oil Spill Is "Like A Concussion"

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — Six months after the rig explosion that led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexi...

A Taste of the Gulf at the White House

Cristeta Comerford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristeta Comerford

Since the Gulf oil spill, consumption of Gulf seafood has dropped, which is why we at the White House are so happy to play our part in reminding Americans that Gulf seafood is not only safe -- but delicious.

6 Months Later, Gulf Residents Face Violence, Fear And Dispair As They Confront A Bleak Future

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

For six months, I have lived and worked near ground zero of the worst oil disaster in US history.

Kenneth Feinberg, Gulf Oil Fund Czar, Has Biggest Challenge Yet

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kenneth Feinberg is used to tough jobs. But his latest task--determining how to dole out the $20 billion BP is putting up to compensate victims of the...

Gulf Oil Spill Hits Workers Hard, Aid Groups Out Of Money

AP | KEVIN McGILL and TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW ORLEANS — The oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, and that should be a relief. But with fewer cleanup jobs to be had, many of t...

The Gulf at the Gas Station: Can We Calculate the True Cost of Our Dependence on Oil?

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Engler

It's time for a different accounting: What has that catastrophic spill cost our society? What price do we pay for our dependence on oil? How do we measure these things?

In Midst of Gulf Disaster, New National Ocean Policy Gives Hope for Our Seas

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

As the oil disaster continues to ravage the Gulf, we are being reminded of the value of our oceans. That's why I was filled with hope today when Obama announced he is creating the first-ever comprehensive national ocean policy.

Regulators Pressure Banks To Help Victims and Local Economy By Loaning To Oil Spill Victims

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Regulators urged banks to make loans to creditworthy people and businesses whose livelihoods have been hurt by the Gulf Oil spill. ...

Oil Spill Wetlands: Oil Slick Poses Severe Threat

AP | JOHN FLESHER and MARY FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHELL BEACH, La. — Battered by hurricanes, weakened by erosion and flood-control projects, the sprawling wetlands that nurture Gulf of Mexico ma...

Gulf Oil Spill: First Attempt With Oil Containment Box FAILS, Blobs Of Tar Reach Shore

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and SARAH LARIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into...

Gulf Oil Spill: 'Redneck Riviera' Braces For Impact

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Confederate-flag bikinis. An entire festival focused on a fish-tossing contest. Countless nights ended at bars on beaches of...

Oil Spill UPDATE: Latest News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stay up to date on the latest information about the Gulf oil spill with our timeline below and the Twitter lists that follow with curated conversation...

Oil Spill: Local Barber Sends Cut Hair To Gulf Coast To Soak Up Oil

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 79-year-old has joined a nationwide effort to collect hair, stuff it in stockings and use it to make porous booms and hair mats that can soak up o...

Jason Linkins

GOP Senators Can't Remember This "Drill, Baby, Drill" Thing People Keep Talking About | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At some point in the past, you may have gained a passing familiarity with this catchy, chantable little phrase, "Drill, Baby, Drill." It was sort of semi-ubiquitous, remember? It was pretty much one of the three or four things that everyone who watched the McCain campaign understood as an actual, sort of, policy that the Arizona Senator supported. But maybe it is just a trick of memory! Because with gallons of oil floating around in the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop, Senators Jon Kyl and Pat Roberts are basically telling reporters, "Drill, baby, drill? Was that, like, a thing?"

Gulf Oil Cleanup: 100-Ton Concrete-And-Steel Contraption Hauled To Well

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the we...

Gulf Oil Cleanup: Largely Untested 'Dispersant' Chemicals Are 'Promising' But Create Environmental Trade-Offs

AP | JASON DEAREN and RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROBERT, La. — A massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has become the testing ground for a new technique where a potent mix of chemicals is shot...

Gulf Oil Spill: Will Anything Change?

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — America is seeing the usually hidden costs of fossil fuels – an oil spill's potential for huge environmental and economic damage...

What Is Your Place In The World?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver I just re...

Tony Hayward, BP CEO, Enters The Spotlight Due To Gulf Oil Spill

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business