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  • Gov't: Offshore oil drilling ban to be lifted

    Gov't: Offshore oil drilling ban to be lifted

    Tuesday, October 12 2010 1:30 PM EDT2010-10-12 17:30:58 GMT
    The Obama administration is lifting the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill, officials said Tuesday. 
    The Obama administration is lifting the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill, officials said Tuesday. 
  • Allen: Blown-out Gulf well to be sealed by Sunday

    Allen: Blown-out Gulf well to be sealed by Sunday

    Wednesday, September 15 2010 12:53 PM EDT2010-09-15 16:53:15 GMT
    The U.S. government's point person on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the well that blew out is expected to be permanently sealed and declared dead by Sunday. 
    The U.S. government's point person on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the well that blew out is expected to be permanently sealed and declared dead by Sunday, nearly five months after a rig explosion set off the disaster. 
  • BP report blames itself, others for oil spill

    BP report blames itself, others for oil spill

    Wednesday, September 8 2010 10:52 AM EDT2010-09-08 14:52:11 GMT
    In an internal report released Wednesday, BP blames itself, other companies' workers and a complex series of failures for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the drilling rig explosion that preceded it. 
    In an internal report released Wednesday, BP blames itself, other companies' workers and a complex series of failures for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the drilling rig explosion that preceded it. 
  • Tropical depression halts work on BP's leaky well

    Tropical depression halts work on BP's leaky well

    Thursday, July 22 2010 12:04 PM EDT2010-07-22 16:04:07 GMT
    A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well. 
    A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well. 
  • Storms threaten to shut down BP's Gulf well work

    Storms threaten to shut down BP's Gulf well work

    Wednesday, July 21 2010 12:15 PM EDT2010-07-21 16:15:33 GMT
    Storms are threatening to delay BP's undersea efforts to permanently plug the leaky well in the Gulf of Mexico. 
    Storms are threatening to delay BP's undersea efforts to permanently plug the leaky well in the Gulf of Mexico. 
  • BP cap stays on, feds call new leaks insignificant

    BP cap stays on, feds call new leaks insignificant

    Tuesday, July 20 2010 11:45 AM EDT2010-07-20 15:45:53 GMT
    Oil from BP's blown out well is again seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, but this time, more slowly and scientists aren't convinced the cap that stopped the flow last week is making things worse. 
    Oil from BP's blown out well is again seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, but this time, more slowly and scientists aren't convinced the cap that stopped the flow last week is making things worse. 
  • Feds: Oil, gas leaking from cap on ruptured well

    Feds: Oil, gas leaking from cap on ruptured well

    Monday, July 19 2010 9:06 PM EDT2010-07-20 01:06:23 GMT
    BP's broken well was leaking oil and gas again Monday for the first time since the company capped it last week, but the Obama administration's spill chief said it was no cause for alarm. 
    BP's broken well was leaking oil and gas again Monday for the first time since the company capped it last week, but the Obama administration's spill chief said it was no cause for alarm. 
  • Judge who nixed drill ban reported oil investments

    Judge who nixed drill ban reported oil investments

    Wednesday, June 23 2010 2:36 PM EDT2010-06-23 18:36:23 GMT
    The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, 
    The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, according to financial disclosure reports. He's also a new member of a secret national security court. 
  • AP Poll: Majority disapprove of Obama on oil spill

    AP Poll: Majority disapprove of Obama on oil spill

    Tuesday, June 15 2010 2:44 PM EDT2010-06-15 18:44:45 GMT
    Americans are just as down on President Barack Obama for his response to the Gulf oil spill as they were on President George W. Bush for his handling of the devastation 
    Americans are just as down on President Barack Obama for his response to the Gulf oil spill as they were on President George W. Bush for his handling of the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Katrina, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released Tuesday. 
  • Oil spill endangers sea turtles in the Gulf

    Oil spill endangers sea turtles in the Gulf

    Thursday, June 10 2010 10:10 PM EDT2010-06-11 02:10:44 GMT
    Animals in the path of the spill could use all our help. Among the most vulnerable are sea turtles, who are washing up dead or sick and covered in muck. 
    Animals in the path of the spill could use all our help. Among the most vulnerable are sea turtles, who are washing up dead or sick and covered in muck. 
  • Gulf oil spill: What's beneath the surface could be deadliest of all

    Gulf oil spill: What's beneath the surface could be deadliest of all

    Wednesday, June 9 2010 9:00 PM EDT2010-06-10 01:00:43 GMT
    No marine life can escape the devastation of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and we are seeing proof of that in underwater videos. 
    No marine life can escape the devastation of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and we are seeing proof of that in underwater videos. Scientists now say this contamination that we don't often see will have the deadliest impact. 
  • Arresting images of oil spill help drive story

    Arresting images of oil spill help drive story

    Friday, May 28 2010 11:16 AM EDT2010-05-28 15:16:29 GMT
    For many following the news, the Gulf oil spill was an important but abstract story — until live video became widely available showing plumes of oil gushing into the water at a furious pace, hour after hour and day after day. 
  • BP: effort to plug Gulf oil spill going as planned

    BP: effort to plug Gulf oil spill going as planned

    Wednesday, May 26 2010 8:03 PM EDT2010-05-27 00:03:51 GMT
    BP started pumping heavy mud into the leaking Gulf of Mexico well Wednesday and said everything was going as planned in the company's boldest attempt yet to plug the gusher. 
    BP started pumping heavy mud into the leaking Gulf of Mexico well Wednesday and said everything was going as planned in the company's boldest attempt yet to plug the gusher that has spewed millions of gallons of oil over the last five weeks. 
  • As oil spills, Obama touts alternative energy

    As oil spills, Obama touts alternative energy

    Wednesday, May 26 2010 2:56 PM EDT2010-05-26 18:56:53 GMT
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the "heartbreaking" oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscores the urgent need for alternative fuel sources to feed the United States' energy needs. 
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the "heartbreaking" oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscores the urgent need for alternative fuel sources to feed the United States' energy needs. 
  • Obama going to Gulf Coast to review oil spill work

    Obama going to Gulf Coast to review oil spill work

    Tuesday, May 25 2010 4:45 PM EDT2010-05-25 20:45:02 GMT
    President Barack Obama, seeking to show command of a crisis that has exasperated the nation, will head back to Louisiana on Friday to review efforts to stop the disastrous Gulf oil spill. 
    President Barack Obama, seeking to show command of a crisis that has exasperated the nation, will head back to Louisiana on Friday to review efforts to stop the disastrous Gulf oil spill. 
  • Ecological implications of the gulf coast oil spill

    Ecological implications of the gulf coast oil spill

    Wednesday, May 5 2010 4:56 PM EDT2010-05-05 20:56:01 GMT
    The situation in the Gulf of Mexico is slowly improving, but what remains to be seen is how the environment will be affected by the massive spill. 
    The situation in the Gulf of Mexico is slowly improving, but what remains to be seen is how the environment will be affected by the massive spill. 
  • Wildlife threatened by Gulf oil spill

    Wildlife threatened by Gulf oil spill

    Tuesday, May 4 2010 9:15 PM EDT2010-05-05 01:15:32 GMT
    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico couldn't have come at a worse time. 
    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico couldn't have come at a worse time. 
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