gulf of mexico
April 20, 2016 -
A look at what we've learned about the long-term health effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the sixth anniversary of the disaster.
April 5, 2016 -
BP will be able to write off most of the $20 billion settlement it has agreed to pay for its 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill as an ordinary business expense, resulting in a potential tax windfall of over $5 billion.
March 25, 2016 -
A week after the Obama administration canceled plans to auction off an oil and gas lease in the Atlantic, an auction of 43 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico was disrupted by hundreds of protesters chanting, "Shut it down!" The winning bids came to just $156 million, the fourth-lowest total since 1983.
February 9, 2016 -
The Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw will use a $48 million grant won in the National Disaster Resilience Competition to relocate away from the rising Gulf of Mexico — and hopes to serve as a model for others facing catastrophic sea-level rise. Other grant winners include Tennessee, Virginia and New Orleans.
January 27, 2016 -
As efforts intensify to keep fossil fuel reserves in the ground in order to stave off the worst effects of climate change, anti-drilling activists are planning to protest outside a March auction in New Orleans of more than 42 million acres of U.S. waters from Louisiana to Florida for new oil and gas development.
August 28, 2015 -
When Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast 10 years ago this month, it passed over some of the nation's densest oil and gas production infrastructure. The resulting spills offer crucial lessons for residents of the Atlantic Coast as federal regulators weigh a plan to open an area from Virginia to Georgia to offshore drilling.
May 22, 2015 -
The disaster near Santa Barbara, the site of a 1969 oil spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, comes amid a push to open the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf to oil and gas drilling. It underscores the risk presented by coastal energy development coupled with weak regulation.