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Oil spill cleanup, containment efforts, hearings in wake of gulf disaster

Cleanup and containment efforts continue at the Gulf of Mexico site of the oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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Interior Secretary Salazar provides details on plan for Minerals Management Service
Article | Interior Secretary Ken Salazar provided new details Wednesday about his plan to break up the Minerals Management Service, saying three new agencies would divide the duties of leasing offshore parcels for energy projects, policing safety rules, and collecting royalties.
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Graham, Reilly to lead oil probe
Article | President Obama will appoint former Florida senator Bob Graham (D) and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator William K. Reilly to head an independent probe of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill , sources familiar with the decision said Friday night.
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Bobby Jindal's vigorous response
Article | OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO -- Strapped into a National Guard Black Hawk, peering down at green water mottled with oil sheen, the most serious man in Louisiana is starting to sound ridiculous.
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For shuckers, the world is no longer their oysters
Article | WEEMS, VA. -- The nearest glob of leaked oil is more than 800 miles away from this spot, where low buildings and the tang of dead shellfish hug a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
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BP succeeds in second attempt at inserting tube in damaged oil pipe
Article | BP inserted a new tube Sunday into the damaged oil pipe that has been gushing oil from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for three and a half weeks in a bid to capture as much of the oil as possible.
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Gulf oil spill: BP briefs on breakdowns, mistakes
Article | BP's head of safety and operations Mark Bly and other company officials gave reporters a technical briefing Wednesday on what BP's internal investigation of the accident had learned so far, pointing to a cascade of breakdowns and mistakes. New details included:
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Nature Conservancy faces potential backlash from ties with BP
Article | In the days after the immensity of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico became clear, some Nature Conservancy supporters took to the organization's Web site to vent their anger.
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Independent probe of oil spill in works
Article | President Obama will establish an independent commission to investigate the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an administration official said Monday, as the federal government came under increasing scrutiny for regulatory failures that might have contributed to the April 20 explosion on the Dee...
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Along Gulf Coast, a wave of emotion
Article | Just a few minutes into his comments about the damage from the gulf oil leak to the House Energy Committee on Thursday, Louisiana congressman Charlie Melancon was overcome. "Our culture is threatened, our coastal economy is threatened, and everything that I know and love is at risk," he said. His...
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Graham, Reilly to lead oil probe
Article | President Obama will appoint former Florida senator Bob Graham (D) and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator William K. Reilly to head an independent probe of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill , sources familiar with the decision said Friday night.

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