Leash law for cats: In Vermont, a clause in a city law to restrict roaming felines has gotten cat fanciers' dander up.
Government regulators have said that the failure of the Deepwater Horizon's blowout preventer April 20 was unforeseeable. But studies conducted for federal regulators in MMS or with their participation show that blowout preventers were known to have 'safety critical' vulnerabilities.
The spill was flowing at a daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is angry and frustrated at BP's 2009 response plan for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which lists walruses, sea otters, sea lions, and seals as 'sensitive biological resources' and names a man who died in 2005 as a national wildlife expert.
Beset by problems at home and abroad Obama has come across as clinical in his response to the Gulf oil spill. But if Obama is to fulfill his bright promise of "change," failed policies should be revised. Heads should roll.
'As safe as Seattle,' says a transplant to Mérida, Mexico, where there is no sign of the violent drug war waging in the north. Expatriates are fast buying and renovating colonial haciendas.
The next chance for stopping the Gulf oil spill won't come until two relief wells meant to plug the reservoir for good are finished in August.
BP CEO says BP and its oil containment booms had been successful in keeping most of the oil away from the eastern coast.
The BP oil spill is moving eastward, threatening beaches like Pensacola, Fla., as oil balls wash ashore and Gulf animals die at unusually high rates.