Skimming efforts haven't proven nearly as effective at removing oil from the Gulf of Mexico as BP told federal regulators just before the Deepwater Horizon exploded, the Washington Post reports: In a March report that was not questioned by…

Each night conga lines of beach cleaning machines are towed slowly over the sand from Orange Beach to Gulf Shores, Ala. Rotating steel screens separate out the tar balls and larger clumps of congealed crude oil that wash ashore during…

A federal judge has blocked the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The moratorium, which the president announced May 27, temporarily halted all new permits at depths greater…

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