| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Three years after the infamous BP oil spill off the Gulf Coast, lawmakers are still trying to nail down the effectiveness of past, present and future relief efforts backed by billions of dollars.
Restoration efforts will receive anywhere...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday.
The London-based oil giant said the Coast Guard has concluded "active cleanup operations"...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:32 PM
DETROIT (AP) — States should approve their own rules to protect the Great Lakes basin from oil pollution because federal laws inadequately address the problem, according to a new report written in response to a massive oil spill in southern...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A Spanish company drilling an exploratory well north of Havana is within a week of reaching its target: an oil reservoir believed to lie under Cuban waters roughly 60 miles from Florida. That...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A collective of environmental groups is ratcheting up pressure on Congress to devote a large portion of the fines from last year's BP oil spill to the recovery of the businesses and environmental assets along the Gulf Coast. The groups...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Shell Oil Company’s exploration plan for summer 2012 offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea was conditionally approved by the Department of the Interior on Friday.
Among the conditions in the approval is a measure which requires Shell to cease...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Wide spread complaints of the odor of natural gas in the air prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to issue an advisory. As a result of wafting odors from a New Jersey oil spill, persons with respiratory problems, as well as young...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:45 PM
The legal wrangling over the nasty mess left behind from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has come to an end, sort of.
It doesn't bring back the eleven lives lost, or all the little sea creatures that died.
A nearly eight billion dollar settlement...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:23 PM
The administration director for a citizens' oversight council, that aims to prevent major Alaska oil spills, is warning of another, possible ExxonValdez-type spill, if state officials grant an Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. request to delay inspection of...