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Gulf Oil Spill
8:52 am
Tue May 18, 2010

St Tammany Parish works to keep oil out of Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, LA – Leaders in St. Tammany Parish have been working diligently to prevent the oil from reaching the lakes that connect to the gulf. Jollaine Schear reports that St. Tammany president Kevin Davis has gained the support of local and national leaders in protecting these bodies of water from the spill.

Gulf Oil Spill
8:51 pm
Mon May 17, 2010

BP Riser System Diverting Some Oil

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:23 pm
Mon May 17, 2010

BP Says Containment Efforts Shrinking Slick

New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says that after flying over the oil spill with the Louisiana governor, he's certain that the slick is smaller.

"Our efforts offshore are making a big difference now. The combination of the riser insertion tube with using dispersants and other tools this is probably the smallest amount of oil I've seen on the surface since the effort began."

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:39 pm
Mon May 17, 2010

BP Says Top Kill Could Stop Leak Next Week

New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says the gusher could be tapped by next week, if the operation called a "top kill" goes as planned.

"If that's successful we would be bringing this incident to a close"

That remark at a briefing later solicited this response from Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry.

" I think it caught all our eyes when Doug Suttles said if we get this top kill we're done. We are not done. We are so this is a this is an enormous response."

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:45 am
Mon May 17, 2010

BP Insertion Pipe Catching Some Oil

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:56 pm
Sat May 15, 2010

Salazar Consulting With Government Experts on Oil Spill Plans

New Orleans, La. – Secretary Salazar is visiting various emergency response stations throughout the Gulf Coast, from wildlife rescue centers to the Coast Guard headquarters outside New Orleans. Salazar will be consulting with Energy Secretary Steven Chu and others Sunday afternoon.

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:28 pm
Sat May 15, 2010

Coast Guard Confident Underwater Oil Poses No Surprises

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says officials will make information available that shows how closely the underwater oil is monitored.

"We have a pretty good handle on the oil we're dealing with. We have a very good handle on the oil we're dealing with. Both at the source, through the water column and on the surface. And as it hits the shoreline, and we're tracking it constantly."

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:25 pm
Sat May 15, 2010

Interior Secretary Oversees Federal Help in Oil Spill

New Orleans, La. – BP will try again to insert a pipe inside the leaking one on the seabed. Company Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles says the first attempt failed to connect the mile-long pipe to the surface ship that could take the oil diverted from the spill.
Secretary Salazar says the government is doing all it can to help BP.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:07 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Oil Spill Striking Fragile Wetlands

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:26 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Landrieu Wants National Help for Safe Energy

New Orleans, La. – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says floating barriers are on hand in case oil makes its way north to the salt-water lake. It's actually an oval estuary connected to the Gulf 70 miles to the south. Landrieu says the region needs the nation's help in making sure off-shore drilling is safe.

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