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Gulf of Mexico
April 20, 2016
Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures dozens in Mexico
An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing three ...
April 17, 2016
A bust hits the Oil Patch as rest of nation enjoys cheap gas
It might sound strange, but the penny-pinching folks in Louisiana's Oil Patch can't wait for the price of gasoline to go back ...
April 04, 2016
US judge OKs $20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill
A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil ...
March 23, 2016
Anti-drilling protesters shout, disrupt oil, gas lease sale
Protesters opposed to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted an oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, chanting and waving signs ...
March 17, 2016
TransCanada to buy Columbia Pipeline Group for $9.92 billion
TransCanada Corp., the Canadian company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, has agreed to buy Columbia Pipeline Group for nearly ...
March 15, 2016
US bars Atlantic drilling; Obama builds environmental legacy
In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will bar oil drilling off America's Atlantic Coast, a move ...
February 17, 2016
Opening statements to begin in trial of ex-BP rig supervisor
Federal prosecutors and lawyers for a Deepwater Horizon rig supervisor are ready to tell jurors what they expect to prove as ...
February 16, 2016
Jury picked for BP rig supervisor who is on trial
A jury was chosen and opening arguments set for Wednesday in the misdemeanor pollution trial of a former BP rig supervisor ...
January 20, 2016
Public meeting over decade-old oil in Gulf leak gets testy
A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane in the Gulf of ...
January 10, 2016
Spillway of swollen Mississippi River open near New Orleans
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a major spillway Sunday near New Orleans for the first time in nearly five years, ...
January 05, 2016
Floodwaters draw warnings anew about wastewater, pollutants
Veronica Tate knew from the stench that sewage was among the 8 feet of water that swamped the basement of her ranch-style ...
December 03, 2015
Manslaughter charges dropped for BP supervisors in oil spill
The Gulf of Mexico rig explosion that killed 11 workers and unleashed the nation's worst offshore oil spill also led to ...
November 19, 2015
Manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 platform blast
A federal grand jury indicted two companies on involuntary manslaughter charges and three people face charges in a deadly ...
November 18, 2015
US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw
The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they ...
November 09, 2015
Study: Dispersants did not help oil degrade in BP spill
The chemical sprayed on the 2010 BP oil spill may not have helped crucial petroleum-munching microbes get rid of the slick, ...
November 06, 2015
The Latest: Ex-BP engineer's attorney blasts prosecutors
The latest on the case of a former BP engineer who was accused of deleting text messages after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil ...