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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010)

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  • Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety

    Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety
    There aren't many issues on which government regulators, oil industry experts and environmentalists can all agree, but five years after the BP gulf oil spill, many say offshore drilling operations are safer — although there is debate over whether...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Feb. 19 Letters: Offshore drilling, redistricting

    Re: "Our path to drilling." Your Feb. 5 editorial states that "the Obama administration did little to tighten regulations" in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf. You further...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pumped up about gas for $1.50 a gallon

    Pumped up about gas for $1.50 a gallon
    Gassing up the car made my day. It cost less than $28 to fill up the Lexus on Friday. In June, I paid more than $55 to fill the tank. With worldwide crude oil prices still tumbling, South Florida will see gasoline prices dip below $2 this month,...