Local officials complain about lack of urgency in the federal Gulf oil spill response. Here are five reasons that the government seems to be dragging its heels.
Hundreds of beachgoers told health officials they felt unwell after swimming last week at oil spill-affected Pensacola Beach, Fla. Scientists cite many unknowns about the safety of swimming and working around the spill.
The Gulf oil spill has killed local wildlife not only with oil but also in cleanup efforts. It may have changed the behavior of some animals, too. But its hard for scientists to draw a direct link.
Claims problems and mixed messages from the Gulf oil spill unified command structure has local leaders from Pensacola to Plaquemines Parish fuming as the Gulf comes under what some call a 'tarball attack.'
Tar balls have been seen near Pensacola Beach, Florida as the BP Gulf oil spill continues a month and a half after the Deepwater Horizon well explosion.
The next chance for stopping the Gulf oil spill won't come until two relief wells meant to plug the reservoir for good are finished in August.
BP CEO says BP and its oil containment booms had been successful in keeping most of the oil away from the eastern coast.
Efforts to curb the effects of the worst oil spill in US history have hit multiple snags.
Engineers may have to bring in a second saw to finish the cut-and-cap operation.
While robots attempt to stop the BP oil spill, crude oil is getting closer to beaches on the Florida Gulf coast.