There's still no federal budget for 2011, so House members are trying to come up with a stopgap 'continuing resolution' with billions in cuts. What to cut? House members are making hundreds of proposals this week.
President Obama's commission to investigate the Gulf oil spill suggested wide-reaching reforms to avoid another disaster, including new oversight of the offshore-drilling industry.
Justice Department seeks unlimited payments from BP and other companies to cover cleanup costs, economic losses from this year's huge Gulf oil spill. The civil suit alleges safety lapses by BP and others.
Robert Dudley BP CEO begins his new job on Friday. Thursday, Dudley was discussing what BP has and will become under his watch.
Global warming and the BP oil spill have helped rehabilitate nuclear energy in the eyes of the public – and some environmentalists.
BP oil spill: The New York Federal Reserve is investigating Wall Street firms' exposure to the oil company, in the event BP goes bankrupt over the Gulf oil spill.
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant (coal fly ash pond)-Dec. 22, 2008: Ash dike ruptured at a waste containment area in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tenn., releasing 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal fly ash slurry, the largest such release in U.S. history, which spilled into the Emory River. Estimated costs to clean are $525 million-$825 million, as cleanup is ongoing. (Source: TVA, EPA)
The BP oil spill is likely to dominate talks between US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister James Cameron, on Saturday.
BP officials could be prosecuted under the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act, and the Endangered Species Act. So could federal officials if they aided and abetted any illegal acts.
US Geological Survey estimates on the flow of oil from the wrecked wellhead are more than double what BP has been claiming, leading some to accuse BP of misrepresenting the flow of oil to minimize fines.