Oil Spill

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

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Miami Man Faces Decades In Prison For BP Oil Spill Fraud

A 31-year-old Miami man is facing federal fraud charges after allegedly filing false claims for thousands of dollars with the BP oil spill fund.

CBS Miami–09/15/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney: Pay Attention To What I Say, Not What I Do

In an effort to distract voters from his tax records, W. Mitt Romney launched a four pronged push back yesterday. Romney’s problem: each move revealed more about the problems with his floundering campaign.

08/07/2012

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

Rubio Wants All Money From Oil Spill To Go To Impacted States

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said Tuesday he wants all of the fines collected from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill to only go to the states directly affected by the spill.

CBS4–05/01/2012

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