| May 20, 2010
An environmental group says it will sue unless Interior Secretary Ken Salazar orders a new study of how major offshore oil spills could affect endangered species - and halts all pending activity until that is done.
Miyoko Sakashita (mee-OH-koh sah-KAHSH-...
| May 25, 2010
The Obama administration's environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the
Mississippi and was surprised by what came out.
"Oh my God - it's so thick!" exclaimed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson...
| May 25, 2010
A new Interior Department report faulting federal regulators for lax oversight of offshore drilling as well as ethics lapses is "deeply disturbing," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday.
The report, which follows up on a 2007 investigation,...
| May 26, 2010
At a 2005 workshop, a senior official in the U.S. government's Minerals Management Service raised concerns about ultra-deepwater drilling and included the bullet point, "Few or no regulations or standards." Within two years, Jim Grant left his post as...
| Jun 3, 2010
Governor Bobby Jindal sent the following letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary Ken Salazar about the severe impacts of the moratorium on deepwater drilling for the Louisiana Gulf Coast.
June 2, 2010
| Jun 9, 2010
Professor Peter Lutz is listed in BP's 2009 response plan for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a national wildlife expert. He died in 2005.
Under the heading "sensitive biological resources," the plan lists marine mammals including walruses, sea otters, sea...
| Jun 9, 2010
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is reassuring Congress that the Obama administration has pressed what he described as the "pause button, not the stop button," on all offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere.
| Jun 10, 2010
The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers to drop into the Gulf of Mexico are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost income is real.
State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4 because of the...
| Jun 11, 2010
Shares in BP PLC opened higher in London on Friday, a day after a sharp drop linked to the company's difficulties with an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was reversed in
BP shares were up 4 percent at 380.2 pence in the first hour of trading on...
| Apr 23, 2010
Florida Power & Light Co. employs three lobbyists in Tallahassee, has 22 more who were paid at least $221,000 combined in the last quarter of 2009 and donates to state political parties - more than $670,000 in the past 15 months
But critics of Florida'...
| Jun 22, 2010
The owner of the drilling rig involved in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico criticized the U.S. government's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the area Tuesday.
On the sidelines of an oil conference in London, Transocean Ltd. president...