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Obama vows to restore Gulf Coast one year after spill

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to do “whatever is necessary” to restore the Gulf Coast on the anniversary of the BP rig explosion, which caused the worst maritime oil spill in US history. “The events that unfolded on April 20, 2010 and the oil spill that…

Coast Guard bans reporters from oil cleanup sites

Anderson Cooper: ‘We are not the enemy here’ Journalists who come too close to oil spill clean-up efforts without permission could find themselves facing a $40,000 fine and even one to five years in prison under a new rule instituted by the Coast Guard late last week. It’s a move…

New GOP oversight report on spill pushes ‘urban myth’

Maritime law expert: ‘Totally not true’ that Jones Act has blocked Gulf help A GOP House oversight report regarding the Gulf oil spill set to be released soon contains a talking point which experts are calling “totally not true” and an “urban myth.” “The White House is not being forthcoming…

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