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  • Gulf oil spill: Sickened cleanup workers evacuated

     
    Two crew members from two controlled-burn fleet vessels at the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were evacuated Friday after they started experiencing chest pains, according to the unified command center. One man, identified only as the master of a fishing......
  • Should plastic bags be banned in California? It's proving hard. What do you think?

     
    When San Francisco adopted the nation's first ban on plastic grocery bags three years ago, euphoric supporters predicted that California's addiction to the flimsy throwaway carriers was finally coming to an end. But since then just one other city —........
  • Gulf oil spill: Cleanup workers' safety is questioned

     
    Two congressional Democrats on Thursday called on the Obama administration to ensure that BP is properly protecting workers responding to the spill, citing a memo from a Labor Department official calling attention to a "systematic failure on BP’s part...
  • Gulf oil spill: Credit rating firms lower BP's grade

     
    The fallout from April’s deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion continued Thursday for oil giant BP as credit rating firms Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings lowered their assessments of BP's long-term debt. Fitch cut BP’s debt rating to AA...
  • Gulf oil spill: human health effects debated

     
    There is broad disagreement on the potential health hazards of the spilled oil polluting the Gulf of Mexico and washing up onto its shores. Some scientists predict medical problems among workers involved in the cleanup and even the general public.......
  • Gulf oil spill: Brother of oil-rig worker who died in explosion pleads for compensation

     
    The brother of one of the 11 workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion pleaded with Congress on Tuesday to change an 80-year-old law that limited liability for wrongful deaths at sea. "You have an opportunity to make this right,"......
  • Gulf oil spill: Cambodian cleanup workers speak out

     
    Sachi Cunningham, a Los Angeles Times videographer, has shot a remarkable nine-minute video on the lives of Cambodian fishermen hired to clean up BP’s massive oil spill. This vivid tale unfolded over the course of a week at sea in......
  • Gulf oil spill: Senate Democrats call on BP to set aside $20 billion to pay for cleanup and economic damages

     
    A majority of the Senate called on BP to set up a $20-billion account, administered by an independent trustee, to pay for cleanup and economic damages from the massive gulf oil spill, calling it an important step toward "ensuring that......
  • Gulf oil spill: Sea turtle swims through oil to nest on Alabama beach

     
    On the shores of southern Alabama, there was a disaster, and a miracle: The worst oil since the Deepwater Horizon blowout washed ashore late Saturday, even as a sea turtle swam through the mess and laid a new nest on......
  • Gulf oil spill: Oil execs scolded for 'cookie cutter' spill plans

     
    Oil company executives came under attack during congressional hearings Tuesday for having what Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) called "cookie cutter’’ oil spill response plans that are similar to, and no better than, BP’s plan in the Gulf of....
  • Obama's Oval Office oil spill text remarks

     
    President Obama's speech text....