Deepwater Horizon

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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.

04/14/2015

Oil Rigs (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Hopes, Fears, Doubts Surround Cuba’s Oil Future

One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba’s northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.

12/20/2014

Oil Rigs (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Obama Opens Eastern Seaboard To Oil Exploration

The Obama administration is set to reopen the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration after the approval of sonic cannons which pinpoint energy deposits beneath the ocean floor.

07/18/2014

A dead crab is seen in a piece of marsh ravaged by the effects of the BP oil spill April 17, 2011 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Fla. AG Files Suit Against BP Over 2010 Spill

On this day three years ago, BP’S Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and killed 11 crewmen, ignited a massive fireball and left behind a gushing open well that ended in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

CBS Miami–04/20/2013

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15:  A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Mid-April Linked With National Tragedy

The deadly attacks in Boston Monday left a city and a nation searching for answers. But it has also drawn attention to an odd historical phenomenon that happens around this time of April.

CBS Miami–04/16/2013

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Gulf Oil Spill Spreads, Damaging Economies, Nature, And Way Of Life

BP Oil Spill Two Years Later

On April 20, 2010, the U.S. faced the worst offshore spill in its history as oil from the BP offshore drilling site spewed onto the Gulf of Mexico.

CBS4–04/20/2012

Cuban fisherman fish with Chinese-made Italian oil drilling platform Scarabeo-9 in the horizon, offshore Havana, January 19, 2012. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Huge Oil Rig Ready To Drill Off Cuba

Less than two years after the BP oil spill left the Gulf coast reeling, a new semi-submersible oil rig is now stationed in the Florida Straits, less than 90 miles from the coast of Key West.

CBS4–01/23/2012

BP Gulf Oil Spill

Key Federal Report Assigns Blame In BP Gulf Oil Spill

A key federal report blames poor management, some major missteps and a faulty cement job by BP and others for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers.

09/14/2011

elation cruise ship

Carnival Cruise Lines Sues BP, Other Companies Over Oil Spill

Miami-based Carnival Corp. — operator of Carnival Cruise Lines — filed suit last week on the anniversary of the oil spill against BP PLC and several other companies related to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

CBS4–04/27/2011

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