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  • Gas prices spur move to open offshore drilling in California, Alaska, East Coast [Updated]

     
    With high gas prices once again becoming a high-octane political issue, House Republicans on Tuesday launched a drive to open up more coastal areas to oil drilling, including a stretch off Southern California. The pro-production legislation comes a day...
  • 9 books about the gulf oil spill

     
    LA Times environmental editor Geoffrey Mohan reviews books about the gulf oil disaster....
  • Offshore drilling pact will give NOAA scientists more say

     
    “BOEMRE and NOAA have enjoyed a long and productive relationship, but there is room for improvement," said bureau director Michael R. Bromwich. "We can and will broaden and enhance the communication, cooperation and collaboration between our...
  • Gulf of Mexico fish-tracking system goes full steam ahead

     
    Gulf Wild system: A trade association of Gulf fishermen is tagging and credentialing each of the fish its members pull from the water. IThe Gulf Wild system is in response to deepening concerns about seafood mislabeling and the safety of fish caught in...
  • Mississippi River floods may bring biggest dead zone

     
    The flood waters racing down the Mississippi River are forecast to create the largest low-oxygen dead zone on record, according to government and university scientists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts the deadly low-oxygen...
  • Keystone pipeline delay draws cheers, dismay

     
    The 1,700-mile pipeline would carry oil extracted from Canada's tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico, crossing plains states and the enormous Ogallala aquifer. It has been the target of increased protest and opposition from environmentalists and residents of...
  • Interior department to hold big gulf oil lease sale

     
    The Obama administration plans to offer more than 20 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leases, the first such sale since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill....
  • 3 Florida universities get grants to study Gulf oil spill

     
    Three Florida universities have snagged part of a $112.5 million pot of grant money that will fund studies on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, which will hand out the money...
  • Gulf oil spill: BP gets most blame in government report

     
    BP, Transocean and Halliburton all violated federal safety regulations leading up to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal investigation concluded, in findings that could be crucial for the Justice Department investigation and numerous...
  • Animal Rehab Centers Still Working After Oil Spill

    Animal Rehab Centers Still Working After Oil Spill
    A baby sea turtle escaped from the jaws of a shark, only to get stuck in oil spilled from BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico. A young dolphin apparently was attacked by his mother, then swam into oil. The animals are among thousands rescued since more...
  • BP Cautions Gulf Coast Communities About Scams

    BP today cautioned individuals and businesses to be alert for potential scams -- including door-to-door attempts by unauthorized individuals who seek personal information or charge fees for safety training or other purposes in connection with the...
  • Open Season On Red States

    For most politicians, campaign season comes and goes, but in the Obama White House, it is permanent. As we approach mid-term elections and get ready for the next presidential election, team Obama is working on the swing states, solidifying their support...