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Oil and Chemical Spills

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  • Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused lasting damage, report says

    Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused lasting damage, report says
    WASHINGTON — Dolphins are dying in unusually high numbers. Sea turtle nests are declining.
  • Feds receive thousands of comments on Atlantic drilling

    Thousands of opinions poured in Monday as the deadline approached for commenting on the contentious issue of drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was receiving comments through midnight Monday on...

    Guest Column: Proposed offshore drilling would put bay, Atlantic at risk

    Guest Column: Proposed offshore drilling would put bay, Atlantic at risk
    As an Annapolis sailor who has sailed through the same offshore areas near Maryland's seacoast where President Barack Obama's administration and the world's biggest polluters want to drill for oil, I strongly oppose opening up these special places to...

    VIMS scientists build underwater robot to help with Arctic oil spills

    VIMS scientists build underwater robot to help with Arctic oil spills
    Major oil companies are eyeing the Arctic as a new frontier for energy resources — but extracting those resources is risky business in a region known for icy, stormy conditions. Last month, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) proposed the...

    Interstate 90 near Janesville reopens after chemical spill

    Interstate 90 near Janesville is open once again after a chemical spill shut down the freeway for much of the day Friday. The Rock County Sheriff's Office says cleanup efforts were completed late Friday night and the highway was reopened. Residents...