| Apr 20, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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.
| Apr 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:27 AM
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...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:40 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:30 AM
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...
| Mar 29, 2015
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:28 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:23 PM
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...