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  • Correction: Oil Leak-Arkansas story

    In a story April 22 about a settlement involving an Arkansas oil spill, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of an Exxon Mobil Corp. spokesman. His name is Christian Flathman, not Christian Flatham. The AP also erroneously reported that the estimated amount of spilled oil was reduced as part of the settlement. That estimate was reduced before the settlement was reached.
  • BP's claims of Gulf recovery are a mockery

    Just in time for the fifth anniversary of the worst oil spill in U.S. maritime history, BP has declared all's well on the Gulf Coast: The oil has been mopped up and there's been no lasting damage to birds, wildlife or fish. Really? At the same time that...

    Feds: Firm dropped part for SC nuclear plant, covered it up

    Federal regulators proposed an $11,200 fine Tuesday against Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. because its workers dropped a prefabricated section for a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina and then tried to cover it up, officials said. The accident happened...

    A Maryland-style Earth Day pledge

    A Maryland-style Earth Day pledge
    Since 1970, Americans have set aside one day per year, April 22, to rally and make noise on behalf of the environment. First inspired by a California oil spill, Earth Day has always been about calling attention to problems and advocating for action....

    5 years after BP oil spill, focus on restoration, not misinformation

    It's been five years since images of oil-soaked pelicans, dead turtles and contaminated shorelines along the Gulf Coast shocked our national consciousness. Half a decade after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and unleashing the worst...