| Mar 29, 2015
As the otter trawl came out of the green water of the Gulf of Mexico and onto the deck of Research Vessel Bellows 15 miles off Fort Myers Beach recently, seven Florida Gulf Coast University students dived into the pile of organisms like kids diving into a...
| 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...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 4:20 PM
A judge says Alabama's Gulf oil-spill-damage claims under the federal Oil Pollution Act can be heard by a jury.
BP had moved to block a jury trial for the state, saying that neither the Oil Pollution Act nor admiralty law provides the right to a trial by...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:02 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:15 AM
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,...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:59 AM
Just days ago, the Obama administration wisely chose to protect the most pristine and sensitive tundra in Alaska from oil exploration. It has similarly maintained a ban on drilling off the West Coast. And that pipeline from Canada to Texas? The Keystone...
| 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...