Oil Spill

A crane stands on the beach at dawn on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Orange Beach on the Gulf Coast was impacted by oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion which killed eleven crew members. 206 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the Gulf of Mexico until the BP well was finally sealed. April 20 marks the one-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf States Reach $18.7 B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

Oil company BP and five Gulf states, including Florida, announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday which resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the 2010 oil spill.

07/02/2015

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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

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BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.

01/29/2015

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Florida Gets $34M Oil Spill Grant For Conservation

In an effort to conserve the Gulf of Mexico, Florida was awarded $34.3 million in conservation grants from a settlement over the 2010 oil spill.

11/17/2014

A Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham digs up oiled sand on a beach on April 19, 2011 at South Pass in southern Louisiana. A year after the BP oil spill coated Gulf coast beaches and marshes, BP claims that most of the oil has been removed. Barham says, however, that much of the coastal cleaning has been superficial, as the oil has seeped into the soil, killing marshes and further eroding the state's damaged Mississippi Delta ecosystem. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

$627M In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects Approved

Plans to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were approved Friday, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.

10/04/2014

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Researchers Catch Arctic Shark Off Florida Coast

Researchers at Florida State University made quite the unusual catch in the Gulf of Mexico recently.

CBS Miami–08/16/2013

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

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Coast Guards Monitor Gas Spill In North Bay Village

he U.S. Coast Guard is keeping a close eye on North Bay Village after two fuel lines collapsed and ruptured sending more than 200 gallons of gasoline into the Biscayne Bay.

11/04/2012

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

BP Gulf Oil Spill

Broward Couple Busted In BP Oil Spill Fraud Gets 13 Years

Fraudsters Joseph Harvey and wife Anja Karin Kannell will be exchanging their waterfront McMansion for a tiny prison cell. Their Bentley will no longer be their mode of transportation. Prison-issued shoes will.

CBS Miami–09/27/2012

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