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  • Feds Look Past Oil Leaking From BP's Cap

    Feds Look Past Oil Leaking From BP's Cap
    Oil from BP's blown out well is again seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, but this time, more slowly and scientists aren't convinced the cap that stopped the flow last week is making things worse. The government said Monday that oil was seeping into the...
  • Ships Head Back To Gulf Oil Spill As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breezes By

    Ships Head Back To Gulf Oil Spill As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breezes By
    BP's evacuation of the Gulf of Mexico was called off Saturday and ships headed back to resume work on plugging the leaky well as remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie breezed past. The temporary plug that has mostly contained the oil for eight days held, and...
  • Gulf Cleanup Will Change Once Oil Stops For Good

    Gulf Cleanup Will Change Once Oil Stops For Good
    The government's point man for the Gulf spill says he's planning to meet with coastal parish officials to talk about what's next now that the oil has stopped flowing. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said crews are having trouble finding patches of...
  • "Static Kill" Begins to Stop Gulf Oil Spill

    "Static Kill" Begins to Stop Gulf Oil Spill
    Introducing two more pieces of oil-industry lingo - "static kill" and "bullheading" - to the American public, BP began forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well Tuesday in hopes of permanently sealing the biggest offshore leak in U.S. history....
  • Gulf Relief Well Crews Watch For Tropical Weather

    Gulf Relief Well Crews Watch For Tropical Weather
    Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather. The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms in the far eastern Gulf of...
  • Thibodaux Man Dies In Crash

    Thibodaux Man Dies In Crash
    State police say an 85-year-old Thibodaux man died from injuries suffered in a crash on La. Highway 20 in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') says Ferdinand Delatte was driving a car westbound on Choctaw Road near Chackbay Monday, made a...
  • Gulf Leaders Wary Over Wavering On Final Plug

    Gulf Leaders Wary Over Wavering On Final Plug
    With the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico plugged from the top and BP PLC and federal officials pondering whether the final plug, or "bottom kill," is needed, local officials fear national disengagement from what remains a crisis...
  • Decision Expected On Plug For Bp's Broken Oil Well

    Decision Expected On Plug For Bp's Broken Oil Well
    Officials could know by early Friday if BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed for good. An analysis of tests on the well done Thursday was scheduled to be completed within 24 hours, letting the federal government and BP PLC know if...
  • President Obama: Oil Stopped, But Gulf Job Far From Done

    The first family dashed to the Florida Panhandle on Saturday so President Barack Obama could play pitchman - Gulf Coast beaches are clean and open for business - and assure residents his government won't abandon them now that the busted well has stopped...
  • Obama and oil

     
       I don’t quite understand what President Obama’s critics want from him in responding to the BP oil blowout. The federal government certainly does not have the expertise to plug it. Does anyone really want the feds take over th...
  • Gulf oil spill: In Louisiana, Obama criticizes BP advertising and dividend payments [Updated]

     
    President Obama sharply criticized BP on Friday, saying the company should not waste millions of dollars on television advertising and dividend payments when the money would be better spent on people suffering from the spill. "My understanding is that BP....