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Gulf of Mexico

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  • Shell is on track to start new deepwater drilling in Gulf of Mexico

     
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Monday announced a step toward approval of the first new deepwater oil and gas exploratory drilling plan in the Gulf of Mexico since the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Agency overseeing oil, gas exploration gets shakeup

     
    The Obama administration is reorganizing the agencies responsible for overseeing domestic offshore oil and gas exploration....
  • Burning oil from BP spill produced carbon plumes

     
    Research released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has concluded that weeks of burning off oil from last summer's BP spill released more than 1 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere....
  • Gulf oil spill claim payouts reach $5.5 billion

     
    A year and a half after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the administrator of BP’s $20-billion restitution fund told Congress Thursday that he has has paid out about $5.5 billion to more than 213,000 victims of the nation’s worst offshore...
  • 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...