Environment

Gulf Oil Spill
8:45 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Salvage Company Says BP Delayed Response

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:42 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Joint Panel Meets Outside New Orleans To Investigate Spill

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:23 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Claims Process Speeding Up

New Orleans, La. – Claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg says the flood of checks in recent days is the result of a streamlined process he ordered over the weekend.

Feinberg is in charge of the $20 billion dollar fund the White House negotiated with the oil company.

Since taking over the claim process from BP in August, the fund has paid out more than 42-thousand requests for economic damages.

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:13 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Navy Secretary Backs Gulf Support Plan

New Orleans, La. – Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced in New Orleans that most of the civil penalties expected to be paid by BP for Clean Water Act violations should stay in the Gulf region.

"Because the Gulf took the risk, because the Gulf took the damage, that money, a significant amount of that money, should be dedicated to the Gulf, to the people and the region that bore the brunt of this."

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:23 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Engineering Panel Slams BP's Oil Spill Report

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:08 pm
Sat September 25, 2010

BP Claims Process Will Be Streamlined

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:52 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

GNO Inc. Pushes For Regional Economic Recovery From Spill

New Orleans, La. – Greater New Orleans Incorporated is meeting with political representatives to generate economic development in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. G-N-O President Michael Hecht says that while concern has centered on the 33 deepwater rigs affected by the moratorium, shallow-water drilling is being stalled by bureaucrats.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:45 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

NOAA Says Oil Plumes Breaking Apart

New Orleans, La. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is testing water quality in areas where researchers found an oil plume 22 miles long. Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution based their report on testing done in June near BP's oil spill. That gushing line was closed off in July. NOAA scientist Sam Walker says more recent testing shows the oil breaking apart.

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:36 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

Fewer Claims Than Expected From Drilling Workers

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:39 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

BP Facing Extensive Repairs Over Oil Spill

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