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Coast Guard investigating possible new Gulf spill

The Wall Street Journal and several other sources are reporting that the Coast Guard is investigating a 100-mile sheen of a substance that may be oil floating on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Reports began to come in on Saturday morning of a rainbow slick that began off…

Security contractor: BP fired me for taking photos of dispersants

A security contractor who was once responsible for keeping reporters away from cleanup workers is now coming forward to blow the whistle on BP. Adam Dillon claims he was fired by the oil company after he took pictures showing how dispersants were being used in the Gulf. WDSU anchor Scott…

BP oil spill costs spike above $3 billion

LONDON — BP’s costs arising from the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have rocketed to 3.12 billion dollars (2.49 billion euros), the company revealed on Monday. “The cost of the response to date amounts to approximately 3.12 billion dollars, including the cost of the spill response, containment,…

Obama pledges ‘every resource’ to aid Gulf citizens put out by oil disaster

President Barack Obama promised on Saturday to use “every resource” to help those affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as Americans awaited news of BP’s latest containment effort. In his weekly radio address, broadcast from Grand Isle, Louisiana, a community bearing the brunt of the spill, Obama pledged…

Louisiana beach remains closed as BP accused of hiding oil gusher’s true size

A popular tourist beach in Louisiana remained closed due to oil contamination Saturday as BP officials denied botching the month-long clean-up and deliberately hiding the true extent of the spill. As Grand Isle, Louisiana, closed its seven-mile beach to clean up an orange-liquidy slick washing ashore, the British energy giant…

Obama establishes commission to investigate Gulf oil gusher

President Barack Obama announced on Saturday the establishment of an independent presidential commission to probe a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has already shut down a popular tourist beach in Louisiana. As Grand Isle, Louisiana, closed its seven-mile beach to clean up an orange-liquidy slick washing…

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