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A pelican rests on an oil retention boom on July 25, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images. Attorney General Eric Holder and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced a major lawsuit against BP, Transocean and other…
By Tom LeGro
Terrance Hayes, a poet and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, won the 2010 National Book Award. Here, he reads a poem from his award-winning volume, "Lighthead."…
The National Oil Spill Commission is holding two days of public hearings this week into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that triggered the disaster. Officials from BP, Transocean, and Halliburton will be called to answer…
By Maureen Hoch
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it is lifting a moratorium on deep water oil drilling imposed after the Deepwater Horizon spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The administration has been under pressure from business leaders and others…
By Lea Winerman
According to the National Oil Spill Commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf, the White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public the worst-case estimates of the leak in late April or early May. That…
Since BP first announced it would establish a $20 billion fund to pay claims from the oil spill disaster along the Gulf Coast, one of the more vexing questions has been about what kind of role proximity to the disaster…
By Murrey Jacobson
Payments for claims tied to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are set to crack the $1 billion mark next week, but there are still at least 20,000 claims that have yet to be resolved and…
By Jenny Marder
In the early days of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, estimates varied wildly on the amount of oil gushing from the blown-out well. As spring turned to summer and the oil kept flowing, the government revised its calculations.
The Development Driller III rig used to drill the relief well (Photo: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg via Getty Images) After a weekend of final sealing and testing, the federal government on Sunday declared the Macondo oil well officially dead.
Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Crescent City on one doctor's success in establishing clinics for the underinsured after Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city's main charity hospital.
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