Coastal Desk

Gulf Oil Spill
10:08 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Top Kill Appears To Be Working

New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says it could be a day or so before it's clear that the process called a top kill' plugs the leak.

"We're taking great care to make sure that we actually complete this job successfully and we will not be rushed by that. It's too early to know if it's going to be successful."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:38 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Coast Guard, MMS Joint Investigation Resumes

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:35 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Federal Oil Spill Response Increases

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:33 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

BP Says 'Top Kill' Has Risks

New Orleans, La. – BP is planning to start the operation Wednesday morning. BP executive Doug Suttles says it should be clear by Wednesday night if it's working.

"Once it starts going down the well the rest of the flow should go that way. But probably the biggest risk with the job is that the flow actually doesn't go down the well bore but goes out the end of the riser."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:50 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Bipartisan Panel To Visit Gulf Coast

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:44 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

BP Says It Has What's Needed To Fix Leak

New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says he understands Salazar's frustration that oil is still gushing from the well. But he says BP has what it will take to end the crisis that's now in its second month.

"Of the international oil and gas companies, we're the biggest deepwater producer in the world. We probably have as much if not more capability than any other company in the world in this space. We've brought in the experts from the other oil and gas companies and from the government."

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Gulf Oil Spill
2:13 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Federal Officials and Lawmakers Pressing BP on Cleanup

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:46 pm
Sun May 23, 2010

Jindal Calls for 'Greater Sense of Urgency'

New Orleans, La. – Jindal says that BP isn't deploying nearly enough boats to capture the oil. One local leader commandeered 50 vessels he says were idle and sent them out to protect the area around Grand Isle just outside the wetlands in Jefferson Parish.
Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says she understands people are upset.

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:34 pm
Sat May 22, 2010

State Leaders Frustrated With Clean-up Response

New Orleans, La. – State and local leaders want to build 80 miles of sand bars to block oil now seeping into wetlands. They're blasting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for taking weeks to approve dredging permits.
Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says all plans must be evaluated.

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:01 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

Louisiana Officials Start Their Own Spill Response

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