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  • BP close to installing new cap

    ATLANTA – BP engineers moved a few steps closer Sunday to installing a snug-fitting cap on the broken Gulf of Mexico well that may finally allow the collection of all …


  • Amy Goodman: Time for an information spill

    “Deep Spill 2” sounds like a sequel to a Hollywood thriller. Unfortunately, it is more of a reality show. “Deep Spill 2” is the name of an ambitious series of …


  • Waves burying oil deep in sand

    GULF SHORES, Ala. – There’s a dirty secret buried under Gulf of Mexico beaches after cleanup workers scrape away the oil washing ashore. Walk to a seemingly pristine patch of …


  • Tar balls, sheen in Pontchartrain

    NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans, which managed to escape oil from the BP spill for more than two months, can’t hide any longer. For the first time since the accident, …


  • Spill now hitting all Gulf states

    TEXAS CITY, Texas – Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill found on a Texas beach were the first evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has reached …


  • Hints of success in Gulf cleanup

    MIAMI – The first hint of a nearing end to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was voiced Friday by the Coast Guard admiral in charge there. …


  • Laid-off pipe fitter uses time to try to help BP

    Jay Chitwood is a laid-off pipe fitter from Georgia. He came to Spokane because he was under the impression there were jobs here.


  • Spill’s psychological toll hard to track

    NEW ORLEANS – The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster feels far worse to shrimper Ricky Robin than Hurricane Katrina, even though he’s still haunted by memories of riding out the …


  • Engineers scramble, replace cap

    NEW ORLEANS – Oil spewed uncontrolled into the Gulf of Mexico for much of the day Wednesday before engineers reattached a cap being used to contain the gusher and direct …


  • Judge lifts ban on Gulf drilling

    NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge struck down the Obama administration’s six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as rash and heavy-handed Tuesday, saying the government …


  • Froma Harrop: Electric cars have rare political fuel

    My magic wand is on the fritz, otherwise we’d have a big, new federal program to free America from its dependence on oil. Like other environmentalists, I’m sad that the …


  • Spill fund director vows fast payouts

    NEW ORLEANS – The administrator of a $20 billion fund to compensate Gulf oil spill victims pledged Monday to speed payment of claims as a federal judge considered whether to …


  • BP’s ‘worst case’ even worse

    ATLANTA – The effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continued to spread eastward Sunday, leaving tar balls along the white beaches of the Florida Panhandle, while Washington lawmakers …


  • Seeming BP sympathizer fields flak

    SAN FRANCISCO – Republicans eager to attack President Barack Obama have waded into politically treacherous waters by assailing creation of a $20 billion Gulf of Mexico relief fund, risking the …


  • Lawmakers pillory BP executive

    WASHINGTON – Channeling the nation’s anger, lawmakers laid into BP’s boss in a withering day of judgment Thursday for the oil company at the center of the Gulf calamity. Unflinching, …


  • BP oil exec accused of ‘kicking can down the road’

    Chastened by heavy criticism from lawmakers, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward insisted Thursday he was “devastated with this accident” in the Gulf of Mexico and denied shunning probing …


  • Marine life faces other dangers as it flees oil

    GULF SHORES, Ala. – Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off …


  • Dana Milbank: Oil execs can’t stop blame game

    Oil company executives are on the horns of a dilemma. Or, to be more specific, they are on the tusks of a dilemma. Congressional investigators looking into the Gulf of …


  • BP says it’s sorry — and guarantees $20B for Gulf

    President Barack Obama wrested a $20 billion compensation guarantee and an apology to the nation from British oil giant BP Wednesday, announcing the company would set up a major claims …


  • Text: Obama’s Oval Office address on the Gulf oil spill

    Text of President Barack Obama’s Oval Office address Tuesday on the Gulf oil spill, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.


  • Obama accuses BP of ‘recklessness’ in TV address

    Dedicating new urgency to the Gulf oil spill, President Barack Obama accused BP of “recklessness” in the first Oval Office address of his presidency Tuesday night and swore not to …


  • Mona Charen: Spill’s presidential lessons

    My fellow Americans: Events of the past 55 days have taught me some valuable lessons about leadership, and I’d like to share those with you tonight. When the Deepwater Horizon …


  • Records show BP cut corners

    NEW ORLEANS – BP made a series of money-saving shortcuts that dramatically increased the danger of a destructive oil spill, according to documents released Monday. The House Energy and Commerce …


  • Thousands await relief from spill’s economic hit

    GULF SHORES, Ala. – Alabama real estate agent Mike Reynolds had two desirable beachfront condos in escrow when the tide of crude from the Deepwater Horizon spill washed over his …


  • Clean up without being cleaned out

    One way or another, we will all pay for the Deepwater Horizon oil-well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. But heartbreaking images of suffering wildlife assure that others will step …


  • BP severely underestimated potential spill in response plan

    NEW ORLEANS – Glaring errors and omissions in BP’s oil spill response plans have exposed a slapdash effort to follow environmental rules, outraging Gulf Coast residents who can see on …


  • BP oil collection ramps up; so do claims questions

    BP plans to bring in an oil-burning device and a tanker from the North Sea as it tries to contain the crude spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, a disaster …


  • BP to give spilled oil revenue to wildlife

    WASHINGTON – Money from any oil collected and sold from BP’s leaking oil well will go toward a fund that helps restore and improve wildlife habitat in the four states …


  • Oil spill’s outlook worsens

    NEW ORLEANS – The cap on the blown-out well in the Gulf is capturing a half-million gallons a day, or anywhere from one-third to three-quarters of the oil spewing from …


  • Froma Harrop: Odds go to Obama’s experts

    Gulf Coast residents are supposedly mad at President Barack Obama for not keeping the oil from threatening their beaches and marshes. We hear this in stereo – from political opposition …


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