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3 years 8 hours ago

Oil rig explodes in Oklahoma

WATONGA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in Blaine County say an oil rig that exploded near Watonga and forced the evacuation of several homes caused no injuries. Blaine County Sheriff's dispatcher C.J. Woulard said Tuesday morning that the fire was still burning - but no injuries were reported. County...

4 years 3 months ago

'Drilling moratorium causes economic harm'

Despite the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is reiterating her call to end the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling, saying it will cause economic hardship in the region. Speaking Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Landrieu said the moratorium was issued...

4 years 3 months ago

Bad cement jobs plague offshore drilling rigs

An Associated Press investigation has found government reports about dozens of offshore oil wells where cementing failed, as it may have in the Gulf of Mexico disaster. The AP review of federal accident and incident reports implicates cementing at least 34 times since 1978. Many of the reports identify...

4 years 4 months ago

Finger pointing over the gulf oil spill

Congress begins hearings today on the massive oil spill threatening sensitive marshes and marine life along the Gulf Coast and the blame game is in high gear. Executives of the three companies involved in the drilling activities that unleashed the environmental crisis are trying to shift responsibility to each...

4 years 4 months ago

Oil spill reaches Louisiana coast

Fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes as a faint glaze of oil started to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast from a sunken rig. The oil slick could become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish,...

4 years 9 months ago

Semi-truck hits snow plow near Trinidad

A C-DOT snowplow was hit by a semi-truck on I-25 Wednesday, sending two people to the hospital. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the snowplow was clearing the left southbound lane. A semidriven by Kyle Somers, 21 of Rutherglen, VA was also in the left lane. Somers, swerved at...

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