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 Jones Act prevents foreign skimmers and tankers from helping with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. But federal officials have streamlined waivers to make it easier for foreign ships to respond.
NOAA and the FDA are teaming up to devise better guidelines for when federal waters should be closed because of the oil spill, and how Gulf seafood should be inspected.
On his website, Al Gore criticizes BP for denying reporters access to the Gulf oil spill area. But is it a 'de facto form of censorship,' as the former VP says?
A ship fire, started by a lightning strike, briefly halted BP's oil capture procedure in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured.
US citizens want the spill contained, everything cleaned up and damages paid — no matter how much it costs BP’s shareholders.
BP oil spill: Obama said BP appeared ready to meet his demand for a multibillion-dollar, independently-run damage fund.
The Obama administration has told BP that it has until Sunday night to come up with better plans to contain the leak in the Gulf oil spill. But BP has ignored at least one ultimatum already.
Sebastian Junger's nonfiction account of the lives and deaths of the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail serves as an homage to the awesome power of weather.