A Senate hearing Wednesday looked at the recommendations of the presidential study commissioned after the BP oil spill. The study supports a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling, despite concerns that the pause will further harm the Gulf Coast economy.
Democrat Andrew Romanoff said that the White House approached hime about a possible administratio job to discourage him from running for a Senate seat.
After the failure of 'top kill,' BP said it will concentrate on containing, not stopping the leak. As failures to stop the BP oil spill mount, the federal government is careful not to promise too much.
Corporate behavior, drilling methods, regulators’ roles, and the search for oil alternatives all are reexamined in the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Was the government adequately monitoring the drilling by the Deepwater Horizon? Is the government too cozy with the industry it's regulating? Lawmakers of both parties want answers following the Gulf oil spill.
Even after the leaking well is permanently sealed, the Deepwater Horizon drama won't be anywhere near over. Just in Thursday's BP oil spill update, the MMS director is out, the spill is resized, and hearings proliferate on Capitol Hill.
President Obama announced a series of new steps to deal with the aftermath of the spill.
The Exxon Valdez disaster caused 11 million gallons of oil to leak into Prince William sound. BP's Gulf oil spill may have leaked 39 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico.
Lawmakers are looking at how to reform the Minerals Management Service (MMS), which oversees offshore drilling. Reports before and after the Gulf oil spill show it is deeply intertwined with Big Oil.
The BP live video feed of the underwater leak will continue to stream during the 'top kill' maneuver, after pressure from Washington. But what you see in the moment may not mean much, BP warns.