Environment

Gulf Oil Spill
9:42 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Oil Near Landfall

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:41 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

BP May Pump Underwater Chemical To Break Up Oil

New Orleans, La. – BP spokesman Doug Suttles says crews are willing to try hosing chemicals directly on the oil as it leaks from the well a mile under water.

"This has been used before. It hasn't been used at these depths."

Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says the company will get an immediate evaluation of the plan's environmental impact.

"I'm sorry we don't have pre-approval in the plan yet, but this may be the first time we allow it in U.S. history."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:40 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

Mississippi River Remains Open Despite Oil Spill

New Orleans, La. – The Port of New Orleans says the main route from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico remains open, despite frantic efforts to contain an oil spill threatening coastal areas from Louisiana to Florida.
Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says commercial interests must also be considered.

"It is our goal to not allow the disruption of traffic on the Mississippi River. This region needs this important economic lifeline." :09

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:46 pm
Wed April 28, 2010

Coast Guard Weighing Environmental Consequences of Controlled Burn

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:45 pm
Wed April 28, 2010

Oil Spill Set to Hit Land Friday

New Orleans, La. – BP spokesman Doug Suttles says the company is still planning to try burning the oil off at sea, but isn't sure of the best location in the slick that's streaming across hundreds of thousands of miles. He says skimmers pick up only about 10 percent.

"Some of the oil will likely reach land. So what we want to do is protect the most sensitive areas and then prepare to clean up those areas where the oil does reach. It's probably not possible to collect all the oil offshore." :12

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:49 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

Coast Guard Confident of Coastal Protection Plans

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:48 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

Coast Guard Considers Controlled Burn for Oil Spill

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:51 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

State Booms Off Barrier Islands

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:50 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

BP Fighting Spill on Three Fronts

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:52 pm
Sun April 25, 2010

Oil Spill Could Take Months to Contain

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