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Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

Cleanup Of Oil Spill Along California Beach Could Take Months

Reuters | Steve Gorman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green

SANTA BARBARA, May 21 (Reuters) - Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two Cal...

Decade-Old Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 Years

Associated Press | ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico ...

Deepwater Disaster: Five Years On

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Five years after the BP blowout that killed 11 workers and dumped millions of barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration has proposed exposing Atlantic and Arctic waters to the risk of a similar disaster. It's time to turn this ship around -- before it's too late.

Oil From Gulf Spill Trapped In Alabama Beaches, Study Finds

AP | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A new study says oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama's beaches four years later. ...

Gulf Of Mexico Residents Hail Ruling Against BP

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ru...

Judge: BP's Reckless Conduct Caused Gulf Oil Spill

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP could be looking at close to $18 billion in additional fines over the nation's worst offshore oil spill after a federal judge ...

BP Pulls Out Of Gulf Cleanup, Leaving Unanswered Questions Behind

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn't difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say i...

Emily Swanson

BP's Public Image Oddly Mixed 3 Years After Gulf Spill | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green

Three years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Americans are still likely to have an unfavorable view of the company involved in the disast...

Oil Spill Still Weighing On BP

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* Q1 replacement cost net ex one-offs $4.80 bln vs f'cast $5.10 bln * To sell 50,000 bbls/day output in Gulf of Mexico ...

Lynne Peeples

Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary: Debate Continues Over BP Disaster's Impacts On Children's Health | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

SOUTH PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. -- Julie Creppel raises six children here, steps away from the lapping waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Her modest mobile ho...

WATCH: Eyeless Shrimp And Fish With Lesions In The Gulf

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

While the true extent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was not known for about 4 years, as Al Jazeera notes in the video above, the repercussions of...

BP Oil Spill 'Definitively' Linked To Gulf Coral Death

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After months of laboratory work, scientists say they can definitively finger oil from BP's blown-out well as the culprit for the ...

Oil Spill Commission Regroups To Promote Reform

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The seven-member commission selected by President Barack Obama to investigate the Gulf oil spill is getting back together. This ti...

In The Public Interest : Will BP's Misdeeds Be Further Subsidized by Taxpayers?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The public should watch whether a potential settlement with BP includes these hidden tax subsidies. Any settlement amount will be substantially less than the headlines proclaim, unless the settlement prohibits a tax deduction.

Ex-BP Worker Files Whistleblower Suit Over Cleanup

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP employee has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company, claiming he was fired for airing concerns about the c...

Groups Challenge Gulf Offshore Drilling Leases Auction

AP | ALAN SAYRE | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The federal government will move ahead with the first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwat...

Coast Guard Approves Plan To End BP Oil Spill Cleanup

AP | CAIN BURDEAU and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP will no longer be responsible for cleaning up oil that winds up on shores of the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes...

A Fisherman's Farewell? Gulf Residents Fight for Their Future 15 Months After the BP Blowout

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Ever since BP's mammoth Deepwater Horizon rig blew 15 months ago, the lives of thousands of fishermen across the Gulf have never been the same. Many say they were poisoned by oil and chemical dispersants after being thrust into cleanup jobs they were woefully unprepared for.

Disaster in the Gulf: So What Are We Doing About It?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In the Gulf, new information is confirming fears that fish and wildlife -- and millions of people on the Coast -- are being seriously impacted by the 4.9 million barrels of BP oil spewed from the ocean deep last year.

The State of the Gulf Coast: A Report by Save Our Gulf Waterkeepers

Edward James Olmos | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Edward James Olmos

While progress has been made and restoration has most certainly begun in the gulf since the BP gusher last year, its clear from a new report that there is a great deal of work to be done.

New Evidence Cites More BP Oil Spill Mistakes

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

A BP scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable gas that could have played a role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the oil ...

The BP Spill One Year Later: Renewing Trust Along With Ecology

Ian R. MacDonald | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Ian R. MacDonald

The oil in the gulf has devastated the livelihoods of many Gulf residents in a way that no BP lucre could repay. But something else had been dealt a deadly blow, something just as difficult to restore as damaged ecology and economic well-being: trust.

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Chief: 'Government Is A Lot Like Oxygen'

AOL Government | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

In the current political climate and discourse over the national debt, we have done a poor job of distinguishing between the need for fiscal responsib...

7 Pieces of Good News Nobody Is Reporting | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

It's no secret the news media has a filtering process that only lets the bad stuff through. When they do break up the monotony with something light...

Scientists: Funding Coming Too Late To Assess Gulf Oil Spill's Impact

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 06.24.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it c...