| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Working-class heroes and a five-year gestation period are among the axioms for making a fact-based movie in Hollywood. Both appear to be playing out for “Deepwater Horizon,” a long-developing, newly resurgent project based on the 2010 BP oil-...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists.
The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:57 PM
General Motors Co. will pay millions of dollars to victims in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches, the automaker's latest effort to move quickly past a mounting auto safety scandal.
The program, outlined Monday by Kenneth Feinberg, a victims'...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Oil giant BP this week extended its .000 batting streak in its effort to kill its own settlement in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, losing a bid to have the Supreme Court halt payments to spill victims while it stretched out its appeal.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:28 PM
A federal judge has tossed out a former British Petroleum engineer's conviction for obstructing an investigation into the 2010 spill that leaked billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, court records show.
Kurt Mix, a Texas resident and...
| May 16, 2014
In John Seerey-Lester's painting "Elephant Graveyard," the Venice wildlife artist re-creates an African boneyard strewn with hollowed-out skulls and broken jaws, a misty scene in the savanna where marabou storks come to dwell and old elephants come to...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Nicolas Cage will star in the political drama "The Runner," Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures said Friday.
The Oscar-winning actor will play an idealistic congressman who becomes embroiled in a sex scandal. Production will take place in New...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area.
For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:15 PM
BP, the giant oil company that was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has been moving mountains to persuade the public that it's being rooked by a lot of small businessmen filing claims related to the disaster. Adding to the irony, the...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Running true to form, BP announced today that it will continue its effort to undermine a legal settlement the company itself helped craft by taking its campaign to the Supreme Court.
To be precise, BP will appeal rulings from the Fifth Circuit Court...