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Gulf of Mexico News

U.S. federal court rejects BP efforts to end oil spill pay-outs

A federal court in the U.S. has rejected BP requests to halt payments over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The oil company said many claims filed were fictitious.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Fishermen 'catch' $2.5 million worth of cocaine off Florida coast

Destin - A group of fishermen working a couple of miles off of a Florida coastline recently snagged a large amount of cocaine. Officials estimate the catch is worth about $2.5 million.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Three major oil spills in just one week

Last Friday, Shell Pipeline shut down their West Columbia Texas pipeline after it was found that 700 barrels had been lost, which amounts to almost 30,000 gallons of crude oil. A train derailed in Canada, and then there was that Mayflower, AR incident.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

400-year-old treasure found at shipwreck site in Gulf of Mexico

Tampa - A 400-year-old treasure found off the Florida coast in the Gulf of Mexico has been recovered. The Spanish vessel was on its way back east when it succumbed to a hurricane.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Oil spills are often bigger than reported

New research suggests that many ocean oil spills, classed as 'minor', are actually bigger than official reports indicate.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Filipino worker killed, 9 more injured in Gulf oil platform fire

A Filipino worker at the oil platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico located about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, has been found dead Saturday, according to the US Coast Guard.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Oil rig explosion and fire in Gulf of Mexico (updated)

Reports have surfaced that an explosion has occurred at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Two people have died from the fire, eleven are injured and two are currently missing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Wildlife, Gulf Coast area once again at risk due to BP oil leak

BP is once again making headlines in the Gulf of Mexico, this time due to oil seeping from the abandoned containment dome used to help stop the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

BP exhibited 'willful misconduct' claims Dept. of Justice

New Orleans - The US Department of Justice filed a brief in United States District Court in New Orleans claiming BP showed "gross negligence", "willful misconduct" and exhibited a "culture of corporate recklessness" in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf region under major pressure Special

Fishing gear entanglements, harassment, strandings and feedings are costing Gulf region dolphins their lives. Digital Journal spoke with NOAA Fisheries Service and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, to find out more.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments
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How Healthy Is The Gulf Of Mexico Really?

More than two years after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil well, the Gulf Of Mexico is still feeling its...
May 29, 2012 by Linda Bailey
 

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