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  • Obama swims in the Gulf

     
    by Mike Memoli On his brief holiday in Panama City, President Obama did, indeed, take a swim in the Gulf of Mexico. The White House released the above photo today, showing the president and first daughter Sasha in the water......
  • Gulf oil spill: BP accused of withholding evidence

     
    The company that owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is accusing BP of withholding what it describes as critical evidence needed to investigate the cause of worst maritime oil spill in history, according......
  • Rehabilitated sea turtles rescued from Gulf oil spill are released in Florida waters

     
    CEDAR KEY, Fla. — The first rehabilitated turtles oiled by BP's massive leak were released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, with scientists saying that animals taken in by rescuers -- including birds -- appear more resilient than......
  • Gulf oil spill: Has it caused a new fish kill? (UPDATED)

     
    Louisiana state biologists Monday were investigating whether a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River was caused by oil or dispersants from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf also contains a vast dead......
  • Gulf oil spill: Did BP fail to take action on technical problems?

     
    Federal investigators Monday suggested that BP knew of major technical problems but failed to take significant action before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, killing 11 men. Troubling flaws aboard the oil......
  • Gulf oil spill: BP not learning from disasters, investigator charges

     
    Key decisions aboard the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico were made by at least three people -- a confusing tangle of responsibility that made it virtually impossible for decisive leadership, a lead investigator said Wednesday. The......
  • Gulf oil spill: Doomed rig had good reputation, BP executive testifies

     
    The Deepwater Horizon, which exploded April 20 in the Gulf of Mexico, was considered one of the most efficient and safest mobile floating rigs in the Transocean Ltd. fleet, according to testimony Thursday at a hearing. The rig's reputation as......
  • Gulf oil: new explosion boosts support for moratorium

     
    The new explosion on a gulf oil production platform Thursday revved up support for the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling, just as oil companies were mounting an offensive against the measure. “Today’s news comes as no surprise,...
  • Salazar: Arctic oil drilling must wait

     
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is making it clear that he's in no hurry to open the door to new exploratory oil and gas drilling in the offshore Arctic -- not, he said, until more is known about the potential pitfalls.......
  • Gulf Oil Spill: Relief bore intersects BP's broken well

     
    Federal officials announced Thursday night that an emergency relief well has successfully intersected the bottom of BP's damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well. "Through a combination of sensors embedded in the drilling equipment and sophisticated...
  • Obama quicker to claim credit for BP oil well-sealing

     
    The federal response to the nation's worst environmental disaster may have been slow, but not this response....
  • Blown-out BP well finally killed at bottom of Gulf of Mexico [Updated]

     
    [Updated at 8:57 a.m.: The BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico -- source of the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history -- has been permanently killed, a top federal official announced Sunday. Thad Allen, the federal spill......