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MDEQ briefs legislators as oil leak grows

GULF OF MEXICO — An official with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says state agencies are working with federal authorities to “forcefully, aggressively” respond to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. However, late yesterday the Coast Guard announced that another leak had been found, and that the well was leaking five times the crude previously estimated. Alice ...

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Oil spill growing, could move toward land

GULF OF MEXICO — Oil leaking from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico is moving slowly toward the coast, endangering hundreds of miles of marshes, barrier islands and white sand beaches in four states from Louisiana to Florida. The areas, home to dolphins, sea birds, prime fishing grounds and tourist playlands, could be fouled later this week ...

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BP vows to clean up oil spill

GULF OF MEXICO — BP, PLC, says it is doing everything it can to contain an oil spill from the drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico that exploded into flames before sinking. The British oil major said it has “activated an extensive oil spill response,” including using remotely operated vehicles to assess the subsea well and 32 vessels to ...

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Oil rig sinks, major spill possible

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than a day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for a major spill as it underscored the slim chances that the 11 workers still missing survived. The sinking of the Deepwater Horizon, which burned violently until the gulf itself ...

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Judge rules against CITGO in oil spill case

LAFAYETTE, La. — A federal judge has shot down efforts by CITGO Petroleum to limit the fines and special conditions it could face in a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit over a June 2006 oil spill at the company’s Lake Charles refinery. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Haik comes in a lawsuit filed against CITGO by the U.S. ...

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