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  • Effort to Kill Well in Gulf Moving Forward

    Effort to Kill Well in Gulf Moving Forward
    A final fix at the site where the oil disaster in the Gulf began may be right around the corner. Retired Coast Guard Admiral and government point person for the spill response, Thad Allen, told reporters major steps are expected within the next 24 to...
  • Gulf Oil Well On Verge Of Being Plugged For Good

    Gulf Oil Well On Verge Of Being Plugged For Good
    After five months, the oil well that had spewed millions of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being plugged once and for all. A relief well drilled nearly 2.5 miles beneath the floor of the Gulf of Mexico intersected BP's blown-out well,...
  • Blown-Out BP Well Finally Killed At Bottom Of Gulf

    Blown-Out BP Well Finally Killed At Bottom Of Gulf
    BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has finally been killed once and for all, five months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal...
  • President Obama Comments On BP Well Kill

    President Obama Comments On BP Well Kill
    Statement by President Obama on Final Termination of BP's Blown Out Well in the Gulf of Mexico "Today, we achieved an important milestone in our response to the BP oil spill – the final termination of the damaged well that sat deep under the Gulf of...
  • Gulf oil spill 1 year later: NOAA boss answers Mike Thomas' questions

    Gulf oil spill 1 year later: NOAA boss answers Mike Thomas' questions
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the nation's lead science agency in handling oil spills. On the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco talked to Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas about the...
  • Truth about Gulf oil spill: Hype was disservice to everyone

    Truth about Gulf oil spill: Hype was disservice to everyone
    "It has become conventional wisdom that the BP-funded response to the spill was a chaotic and mismanaged affair, driven by corporate avarice, lacking in urgency, and at times willfully negligent of the problem's scope … The evidence for this is...
  • 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: Two deaths reported [updated]

     
    U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, incident commander of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, said the deaths of two spill workers were reported Wednesday. One of the dead was from the "vessel of opportunity" program in which local boats are enlisted......
  • Gulf oil spill: Well gushing after cap is removed [Updated]

     
    The containment cap BP had placed over its blown-out well was removed by an undersea robot vehicle, and the oil company was working to place it again. U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon disaster,......
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama administration questions BP on containment steps

     
    The Obama administration has asked BP if crews working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can step up oil-recapturing operations at the same time work is underway to replace the “top hat” well cap with a tighter-fitting......
  • Gulf oil spill: New oil containment effort to begin Saturday

     
    BP will begin a complicated operation Saturday to install a new cap over the leaking well and additional ships are in place to collect the oil. The efforts could contain most of the spill in the coming week. Undersea robots......