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Gulf of Mexico
September 23, 2015
$134M for recovery projects arising from 2010 Gulf oil spill
A panel on Wednesday approved using $134 million provided by energy giant BP PLC on 10 projects to help the Gulf of Mexico ...
September 09, 2015
Appeals court upholds class action status in oil spill suit
A federal appeals court says litigation alleging that BP misled investors about the rate of oil flowing after an offshore oil ...
August 19, 2015
Oil lease sale western Gulf's lowest ever in bids, money
The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five ...
July 16, 2015
Lawmakers back company responsible for decade-old Gulf leak
Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old ...
June 15, 2015
The Latest: Houston-Galveston area schools cancel classes
10 p.m. CDT Tropical Storm Bill already is having an effect on classrooms in Texas. School districts in Galveston and in ...
June 14, 2015
Texas planners look to aquifers to prepare for next drought
The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has ...
June 05, 2015
Closing arguments set in ex-BP executive Rainey's trial
Jury deliberations began early Friday in the case against a former BP executive accused of lying to federal investigators ...
May 31, 2015
Latest on flooding: Texas rain brings no major new problems
11:30 p.m. (CDT) The Dallas County Sheriff's Department says a 7-year-old girl has been killed after a crash that ejected her ...
May 28, 2015
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic
As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has ...
May 13, 2015
Drilling begins 3 miles from epicenter of BP oil spill
Just 3 miles from the catastrophic BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Louisiana company is seeking to unlock the same oil and ...
May 13, 2015
Plan OK'd to drill into BP's ill-fated Macondo reservoir
Deep-water drilling is set to resume near the site of the catastrophic BP PLC well blowout that killed 11 workers and caused ...
April 23, 2015
Jaws meets kangaroo? Rare, cute pocket shark found in deep
Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark — the newest and ...
April 20, 2015
$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects
State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill ...
April 17, 2015
Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable'
A U.S. senator from Florida is pressing federal officials to disclose technical data and other information about a decade-old ...
April 17, 2015
Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred
From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life ...