BP says that it has now spent more than $3 billion in attempts to stop an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and to settle damage claims.
The oil company said Monday that is has spent $3.12 billion so far in responding to the spill, attempting to contain... more »
Crews are working to remove a freight train from a river in central Wyoming
The train collided with a boulder Wednesday, sending the train tumbling off the track and into the Big Horn River.
The first priority was stopping an oil leak. Now crews are focused on cleaning... more »
A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama's white sand beaches.
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A federal fisheries official says the government is investigating whether aggressive shrimp boats are causing turtle deaths in the Gulf of Mexico. Sheryan Epperly, sea turtle team leader for the National Marine Fisheries Service, said Wednesday that officials are looking into whether some of the boats have removed devices from... more »
The Coast Guard says BP PLC has managed to cap one of three leaks at a deepwater oil well, but the work is not expected to reduce the overall flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley says the work Tuesday night... more »
Authorities will begin burning some of the thickest oil in a massive slick from a rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. A Coast Guard spokesman says the burn is expected to begin Wednesday morning. Petty Officer 2nd Class Prentice Danner says fire-resistant containment booms will be used to corral... more »
Oil from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico is oozing slowly toward the coast, endangering sensitive marshes and beaches from Louisiana east to Florida.
The areas are home to dolphins, sea birds, prime fishing grounds and tourist playlands. They could be fouled later this week if... more »