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AP photographer describes Gulf oil spill then, now

ON THE BARATARIA BAY, La. — I had been taking pictures of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for about a month before I made my first visit to Cat Island on May 22, 2010. I will never forget what I saw there. Noisy brown pelicans were flying around and swimming in […] [...]

Judge is asked to sign off on the BP oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — BP and a team of plaintiffs’ attorneys have presented a federal judge with the details of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars in economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company and lawyers representing more than 100,000 individuals and businesses […] [...]

BP avoids trial, agrees to pay $7.8B Gulf oil spill claims

BP will pay an estimated $7.8 billion to settle a lawsuit over the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill with attorneys representing thousands of individual plaintiffs and businesses on the eve of a major trial in a New Orleans federal court, the company said Friday night. The Washington Post reported the settlement does not […] [...]

Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regs

JACKSON — Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi’s coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. The […] [...]

BP Gulf spill compensation fund to be audited

WASHINGTON — An independent audit will be performed on the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday. In a letter to the fund’s administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, Holder stressed that the goal is to balance the need for […] [...]

There’s hope early season heralds better decade

BILOXI — Derick Ross, his father and his younger brother boarded the 53-foot Mark and Dawn and set out to ply Mississippi waters for shrimp this week, just as Rosses have done since ancestors arrived here from Alabama on a schooner in 1896. By noon, fishing in wind and choppy water around Horn Island, they […] [...]

NewsBreak: Boat with containment box at oil site

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — With success uncertain, a boat carrying a 100-ton concrete-and-steel contraption designed to siphon off the oil fouling the Gulf of Mexico arrived at the scene Thursday in an unprecedented attempt to cap a blown-out well spewing hundreds of thousands of gallons a day. Another boat with a crane would […] [...]

Giant box being loaded on barge, headed for Gulf

PORT FORCHOUN, La. — A 100-ton contraption to help funnel out oil spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was loaded onto a barge Wednesday so it could begin its journey to the leak site about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. The giant-concrete-and-steel box is the best short-term solution to bottling up […] [...]

Oil’s hidden costs visible, but will it matter?

HOUSTON — America is seeing the usually hidden costs of fossil fuels – an oil spill’s potential for huge environmental and economic damage, and deaths in coal and oil industry accidents. But don’t expect much to change. America and the world crave more oil and coal, no matter the all-too-risky ways needed to extract those […] [...]

Giant dome for Gulf oil leak is next best solution

NEW ORLEANS — The best short-term solution to bottling up a disastrous oil spill threatening sealife and livelihoods along the Gulf Coast should be arriving on Wednesday in the form of a specially built giant concrete-and-steel box designed to siphon the oil away. Crews for contractor Wild Well Control were putting the finishing touches Tuesday […] [...]

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