BP CEO Tony Hayward had his first meeting with President Obama at the White House Wednesday.
So far, only the Gulf Coast National Seashore has seen oil on its barrier islands. But park officials from Louisiana for Florida's space coast are bracing for more oil.
President Obama will address many audiences in his Oval Office speech tonight – from Gulf Coast residents to BP to Congress. His goal is to show that he has a handle on the Gulf oil spill.
A ship fire, started by a lightning strike, briefly halted BP's oil capture procedure in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured.
Jamie Hinton, the volunteer fire chief of tiny Magnolia Springs, Ala., has a plan to use a blockade of barges to stop the Gulf oil spill from entering the Magnolia River. For a time, he went ahead with the plan, even though it might have landed him in jail.
BP will burn more captured oil and gas from their leaking pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Christian Science perspective.
In the Gulf oil spill crisis, President Obama has shied away from theatrical moments that symbolize he's in charge. Tuesday's Oval Office speech is his attempt to take charge on his own terms.