Offshore oil producers say Trump administration's coronavirus response falls flat

They're lobbying the government to remove hurdles to getting a break on payments.
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10 things we've learned a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster

We know a lot more now about the ecology of the Gulf of Mexico and the risks of deep-water drilling, but that doesn’t mean we’re any safer.

Ten years later, BP oil spill continues to harm wildlife—especially dolphins

Some species, such as brown pelicans, have rebounded, while long-lived species have been hindered for generations. Still, data is scarce.

Donald Boesch: A decade after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, offshore drilling is still unsafe

Even in the historically developed Gulf of Mexico, rather than just "drill, baby, drill," I believe the U.S. should be developing a realistic transition plan for phasing out offshore fossil fuel production.


There’s a giant dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico - thanks in large part to pollution from Chicago

Just off the coast of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River lets out into the Gulf of Mexico, an enormous algae bloom, fueled by fertilizer from Midwestern farm fields and urban sewage, creates an area so devoid of oxygen it's uninhabitable to most marine life every summer.


Ten U.S. refineries emitted excessive cancer-causing benzene in 2019

Ten U.S. oil refineries, including six in Texas, released the cancer-causing chemical benzene in concentrations that exceeded federal limits last year, according to government data published by the green group Environmental Integrity Project on Thursday.


Texas oil and gas greenhouse pollution could negate progress on emissions, report says

While greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. fell about 2 percent last year, some of that progress is being undercut by continued expansion of oil and gas industry.

Diversifying crops is good for the planet. But can it be good for farmers' wallets?

Fertilizer runoff is fueling the toxic algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico. Farmers could help by growing crops in rotation to reduce the need for fertilizer. But it's unclear who will buy them.

Climate change is causing more humid heat waves, like the ongoing event in the South

Heat waves like the ongoing event in the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast are becoming increasingly humid, which makes them more dangerous to human health.

New estimate for an oil leak: a thousand times worse than rig owner says

The leak, about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast, has been releasing oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when a bundle of undersea pipes ruptured.

Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner's claims

A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana 14 years ago finds releases lower than other recent estimates.
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