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A Way of Life at Risk on the Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig kicked off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, as nearly five million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf Coast over the next several months. Most of that oil is still there, and will be for years to come.

Gulf Coast Leaders Want BP to Clean Up Its Mess

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit said they're relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June. But they're unsure when money from RESTORE, which devotes 80 percent of BP's Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 spill to Gulf states, will be available.

Snooki Tarballs (RGB file)

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Snooki Tarballs

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Wash Off Tarballs, But Brief Encounters Not Risky

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Oil has now washed up on the beaches of three Gulf states. How dangerous is it? Not very, experts say....

Blood and Oil are Two Things You Don't Want on Your Hands

Jessica Lass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Lass

It wasn't my brightest idea, but after finding oil for the first time, my reaction was to touch it. It stained my fingertips red and made my hands sticky until I could properly wash them and also smelled like a gas station, which is probably obvious.