Topic: Minerals Management Service
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.
05/25/2010 12:17 pm
As the Gulf oil crisis grows, NASA’s unrivalled expertise and experience in extreme remote environments make it a great candidate to fix the leak.
05/25/2010 11:42 am
President Obama has named a bipartisan commission to investigate the causes of the BP Gulf oil spill, one of the nation's worst environmental disasters, including any government failures.
05/22/2010 01:27 pm
The Gushing oil well could cause damage from Louisiana to the Florida Keys
05/19/2010 11:06 am
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.
05/18/2010 04:16 pm
The Gulf oil spill has produced a gusher of lessons about oil production, consumption, and oversight.
05/14/2010 04:28 pm
Senators grilling executives from the companies at the center of the Gulf oil spill tried to discern why fail-safe systems failed and why the spill has gotten out of hand. They got few answers.
05/11/2010 09:25 pm
Blowout preventer. Cementing operations. Design flaws. Top executives from BP America, Halliburton, and Transocean testified Tuesday about possible causes of the BP oil spill.
05/11/2010 07:13 pm
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.
05/11/2010 06:12 pm
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.
05/07/2010 12:38 pm