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Gulf oil spill's animal victims

As BP works to control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, local wildlife struggle for survival.

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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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Oil well partner attacks BP as 'reckless'
Article | BP's three-front oil spill war -- on the seafloor, on the Gulf Coast and in Congress -- turned into a four-front battle Friday when its main partner in the damaged exploration well blamed the oil giant's "reckless decisions and actions" for causing a disaster that was "preventable."
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Seafood with a side of dread
Article | WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. -- Paul Pointer was speeding north along Florida's eastern coast in a rented Ford SUV, guzzling Mountain Dew, heading to a dock to buy tuna and swordfish so fresh the tails were still curled in rigor mortis. This was no ordinary business trip for Pointer, who buys seafood fo...
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Tropical storm heightens evacuation planning for oil spill site
Article | Storms in the Caribbean are the latest threat to the frustratingly slow effort to contain and clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP taps well of District lobbyists
Article | Companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are hiring a bevy of high-priced Washington lobbyists and consultants to help them weather the crisis, as investigations heat up and calls for policy changes intensify.
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Cap placed on well is slowing flow of oil into the gulf
Article | A containment cap placed over BP's gushing undersea oil well captured 6,077 barrels of oil during its first 24 hours in operation, between a quarter and a half of the amount that is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico each day, authorities said Saturday.
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Video of oil cap being placed over blown-out well
Video | After a cap is placed over the blown-out well, oil is seen continuing to spew from the well. (No audio)
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Administration: BP agrees to expedite oil spill claim payments
Article | Oil giant BP, under mounting pressure to meet its obligations in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has agreed to implement a more transparent and expedited claims process to pay individuals and businesses harmed by the disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday.
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In speech, Obama urges action on energy bill
Article | President Obama urged the nation Tuesday to rally behind legislation that would begin changing the way the country consumes and generates energy, saying the expanding oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is "the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is n...
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Reflections from the Gulf of Mexico
Article | Six months after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, residents and community leaders along the Gulf Coast reflect on how life has changed.
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Firms in gulf drilling are working to limit liability in spill
Article | As BP opens its checkbook to pay damages related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, it is beginning to do battle over a high-stakes question: Who else bears liability?
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BP begins maneuver to capture more oil
Article | BP took one step back Saturday in order to take two steps forward in its struggle to tame the gushing Macondo oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, removing a cap that was catching some of the oil in the hopes of replacing it with one that would capture most or all of the leaking crude.
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Gulf oil spill's animal victims
Photos | As BP works to control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, local wildlife struggle for survival.
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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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A wounded Gulf of Mexico, and an elusive prognosis
Article | How dead is the Gulf of Mexico? It is perhaps the most important question of the BP oil spill -- but scientists don't appear close to answering it despite a historically vast effort. In the 2 1/2 months since the spill began, the gulf has been examined by an armada of researchers -- from federal ...
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Administration gives BP deadline for better spill containment
Article | Waves of crude oil reached the Alabama shoreline Saturday as the Obama administration announced it has given BP until the end of the weekend to devise a more aggressive strategy for collecting oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP chief: 'We care about the small people'
Video | After a White House meeting with President Barack Obama, BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters he cares about the small people living along the Gulf coast. (June 16)
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Seafood with a side of dread
Article | WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. -- Paul Pointer was speeding north along Florida's eastern coast in a rented Ford SUV, guzzling Mountain Dew, heading to a dock to buy tuna and swordfish so fresh the tails were still curled in rigor mortis. This was no ordinary business trip for Pointer, who buys seafood fo...
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BP sells $7 billion in assets to Texas firm
Article | BP has sold oil and gas properties in the United States, Egypt and Canada to Houston-based Apache Corp. for $7 billion as part of the oil giant's effort to raise cash to cover oil spill expenses and bolster its financial position, the two companies announced Tuesday.
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'BP squad' assembles to probe oil spill
Article | A team of federal investigators known as the "BP squad" is assembling in New Orleans to conduct a wide-ranging criminal probe that will focus on at least three companies and examine whether their cozy relations with federal regulators contributed to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accordi...
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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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BP moves to secure a new cap on oil well
Article | In a complicated subsea dance involving robots and hardware, BP made progress Sunday in its effort to install a new, secure cap on the gushing oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, but the company says that it is early in the week-long project and that the oil is spewing as skimmers try t...
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Video of oil cap being placed over blown-out well
Video | After a cap is placed over the blown-out well, oil is seen continuing to spew from the well. (No audio)
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Gulf oil spill's animal victims
Photos | As BP works to control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, local wildlife struggle for survival.

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