BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.
A new Inspector General’s report finds ‘ethical lapses’ at the Lake Charles, La., district office of the Minerals Management Service. Although the report looked at interactions with oil companies prior to 2009, it’s of special concern after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon.
The Gushing oil well could cause damage from Louisiana to the Florida Keys
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies about lapses in oversight of Gulf drilling that led to BP oil spill. But he also says the Obama administration is taking steps to avoid another spill.
After BP's repeated failed attempts to cap the well at the center of the Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration is gradually becoming more involved. This week, it has sent two cabinet members to the scene and devoted more of its science resources to the relief effort.
Blowout preventer. Cementing operations. Design flaws. Top executives from BP America, Halliburton, and Transocean testified Tuesday about possible causes of the BP oil spill.
As oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration moves to break up the agency tasked with both collecting royalties and policing Big Oil.
As efforts continue to stop the flow from the BP oil spill, areas used for recreation and fishing are being closed to public access. It's a blow to recreational and commercial fishing businesses.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that no new drilling permits would be released until a safety review ordered by Obama is released later this month. The BP oil spill has increased calls by environmentalists for a permanent ban on offshore drilling.