BP Oil Spill News
Feds: Failures Led to and Prolonged California Oil Spill
Federal regulators say a company responsible for a massive oil spill on the California coast a year ago didn't do enough to prevent pipeline corrosion and its operators didn't detect the spill quickly enough
Company Charged for Oil Spill That Fouled California Beaches
California prosecutors say a Texas company has been indicted on dozens of criminal charges after a pipeline break spilled 140,000 gallons of oil last year on the Santa Barbara coast
Shell: Skimmers in Gulf Begin to Clean 88,200 Gallon Spill
Shell says vessels have begun cleaning up an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a Shell flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: How Officials Are Working to Prevent Another Tragedy
Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill , officials are still working to ensure such a tragedy never happens again. On April 20, 2010, an explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform , killing 11 workers and triggering the worst oil spill in U.S. history. It took 87 days to cap
ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Scientists Investigated Beached Baby Dolphins in 2011 Across Gulf
Feb. 26, 2011: More than 70 baby dolphins washed ashore between Louisiana and Florida panhandle, possibly connected to oil spill.
ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Diane Sawyer Meets Fishermen Affected in 2010 by BP Oil Spill
July 13, 2010: Along the bayou, fishermen were coping with the aftermath of the massive oil slick.
ARCHIVAL VIDEO: A 2010 Rescue Mission for the BP Oil Spill's Most Vulnerable
June 9, 2010: Volunteers gather to clean oil spilled on indigenous pelicans.
ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig in Gulf of Mexico Ignited in 2010 Explosion
April 21, 2010: The oil rig, under contract with BP, exploded with catastrophic results.
White House Laughs Off Trump’s Proposal to Build a $100M Ballroom
The Obama administration has laughed off Donald Trump 's idea to put a $100 million ballroom in the White House to entertain the leaders of China and other countries. White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed reports that Trump offered to build the lavish space, a proposal he characterized
Major Democratic Donor Claimed Dog, Dead People as Clients in BP Oil Spill Fraud Case, Court Documents Say
Mikal Watts is regarded as a Democratic kingmaker and wealthy Texas trial lawyer who even hosted a private $35,000-a-plate fundraiser for President Obama at his home. He is now under federal indictment for allegedly fraudulently representing thousands of clients -- including a handful of dead