Topic: BP plc
In three months deep water drilling is set to begin in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico, but the US embargo on Cuba could spell catastrophe should a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon spill occur.
09/21/2011 10:08 am
77 percent of Americans mistrust the government. But a lack of faith is bad for all of us.
09/16/2011 03:00 pm
The US agencies' exhaustive report on the Gulf oil spill said complacency and cost-cutting led BP to make a series of decisions that complicated operations and added risk before the rig exploded.
09/14/2011 08:56 pm
Gulf oil spill report, released Wednesday, said in the days leading up to the disaster, BP made a series of decisions that complicated cementing operations, added risk, and may have contributed to the ultimate failure of the cement job.
09/14/2011 03:15 pm
Tar balls: Crews were on the beach at Gulf Shores on Wednesday using small fishing nets to scoop up sticky black globs off the sand.
09/07/2011 01:49 pm
So far, tropical storm Lee hasn't been a weather monster. Its rains brought relief to a drought in southern Louisiana and quenched a marsh fire that had blanketed New Orleans with smoke.
09/04/2011 06:17 pm
Was the Libyan war really all about oil after all? Statements by France and Libya's interim government suggest it was a consideration, at the least. Today's Good Reads also shouts out pieces on WikiLeaks and a New Yorker piece about cycling enthusiasts in the hills of Rwanda.
09/02/2011 09:37 am
A patch of oil has been documented about a quarter-mile northeast of the Macondo wellhead leased by BP. The company has provided a live feed of the Gulf well to officials, who could not see leakage.
09/01/2011 11:21 pm
By many measures, fishing off the Louisiana coast is worse this year – but that's part of a long-term trend. The Gulf oil spill might be a factor, but perhaps not the primary one.
08/31/2011 12:25 pm
My Alaska encounters with fly fishing and grizzly bears reveal how much America benefits from federal regulations. Without them, this pristine wilderness would likely not exist, and neither would many protections for consumers and workers.
08/19/2011 11:55 am