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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010)

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  • 5 years after BP spill, little has changed to protect Gulf of Mexico

    Another oil rig caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico early this month. Orange flames shot high into the night sky; the local news reported that multiple workers were missing; and residents of the beleaguered Gulf Coast waited for the other shoe to drop. On...
  • New oil proposal ignores Deepwater Horizon lessons

     New oil proposal ignores Deepwater Horizon lessons
    It's been five years since the start of the worst environmental catastrophe in American history — the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Yet President Obama's plan to open the Atlantic coast to new offshore drilling makes it painfully evident that we've...
  • 5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred

    5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred
    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature. But there's more than surface shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of...
  • Bob Graham, Buddy Dyer: weekend guests

    Bob Graham, Buddy Dyer: weekend guests
    The guests and topics in local public-affairs programming this weekend: Bob Graham, the former Florida governor and U.S. senator, talks to "Metro Center Outlook" at 9 a.m. Sunday on WUCF-Channel 24. Diane Trees hosts. Graham discusses offshore oil...
  • Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling

    Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling
    The Obama administration proposes to allow oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast for the first time in over 30 years, drawing fire from environmentalists and many East Coast lawmakers about the potential for spills that could harm the Chesapeake Bay...
  • 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. Tuna are developing abnormally. And pelicans and gulls are still suffering from the lasting effects of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico five years...
  • Frosh weighs in against Atlantic offshore oil and gas drilling

    Frosh weighs in against Atlantic offshore oil and gas drilling
    Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has registered his "strong opposition" to permitting oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast, warning it could harm Maryland's beaches and the Chesapeake Bay. In comments filed with the U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy...
  • 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...
  • BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins

    BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins
    In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts. Its latest effort...
  • BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach

    BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach
    Microbes in beach sand apparently gobbled up a lot of oil washed ashore from the 2010 BP oil spill, but that assault altered the microbial population, leaving it less functionally diverse, according to a new study. Among the declines from the oil...
  • Transocean CEO steps down as company slashes dividend by 80%

    Transocean CEO steps down as company slashes dividend by 80%
    In more fallout from slumping oil prices, the chief executive of Transocean, a company associated with the Deepwater Horizon explosion, is stepping down, the firm announced Monday. Steven Newman took the helm of the company in March 2010, a month before...