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Mississippi Oil Spill

Towboat Sinks, Spills Oil In Mississippi River

AP | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green

LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) — A towboat sank Monday in the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities-area community of LeClaire, releasing oil into the water a...

Mississippi Oil Spill Cleanup Idles Freight Barges

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Coast Guard is letting vessels pass through a closed section of the Mississippi River at Vicksburg as it evaluates how tra...

Barge Spills Oil Into Mississippi River After Hitting Railroad Bridge

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

-- A barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., on Sunday, spilling light crude into the Mississippi River and c...

Dead Sea Turtles, Fish Wash Ashore In Gulf (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- At least 20 sea turtles have been found dead this weekend along a 30-mile stretch of Mississippi beaches from Biloxi to Bay St...

Don't Cry Over Spilled Oil: McCain's Drilling Rig Do-Over

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Whether it's because of the 30 or so oil industry lobbyists working on his campaign or the more than $2 million in campaign cash from Big Oil, McCain is determined to push his drill here, drill there, drill everywhere plan.

Oil Vey! Exxon's Capitol Hill Shaming

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Doug Kendall

The people of Alaska are still feeling the financial impact of the spill nearly 20 years later, long after the three-year period covered by compensatory damages in the case.

Oil Spill Shuts Mississippi River

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A collision between a chemical tanker and a fuel barge on the Mississippi River spilled over 400,000 gallons of fuel oil and promp...