The 2009 study intensifies suspicions that Big Oil interests trumped US safety regulations, a concern that has been growing since the BP oil spill.
While robots attempt to stop the BP oil spill, crude oil is getting closer to beaches on the Florida Gulf coast.
The Dutch government is supplying six sweeping arm systems for the BP oil spill. The technology involves a skimmer that picks up oil and water and then separates the two.
Forecasters expect an active hurricane season, raising concern that a storm could push more of the BP oil spill ashore. The Gulf's biggest hurricanes are generally later in the season, however.
Obama has a different relationship with the press than his predecessors, favoring long interviews over press conferences and Q&As. His approach has left reporters surprised - and sometimes frustrated.
More federal waters where commercial and recreational fishing could take place in the Gulf of Mexico have now been closed by NOAA, as a result of the BP oil spill.
Reason No. 1: Temporary receivership is the only way to ensure BP tells the truth about the Gulf spill.
BP engineers will try to connect a new pipe, called the LMRP, which would siphon leaking oil to a boat. But attempts to stop the gushing well in the Gulf oil spill have ended for now.