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Oil Spill in the Gulf- Previous Headlines

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BP: Oil Systems Captured 24, 980 Barrels on Monday (

Recovery effort falls vastly short of BP’s promises (Washington Post)

Moratorium: BP to pay wages of idle rig workers (Business Week)

BP’s Spending On Gulf Oil Spill Hits $100 Million A Day (Wall Street Journal)

Oil Spill Reaches Mississippi (CNN)

Hurricane and oil spill could be troubling mix (NPR)

BP’s well gushes anew (Washington Post)

Miles of oil washing up in Florida Panhandle (Miami Herald)

Gulf spill takes a bite out of restaurants (USA Today)

Documents show BP’s worst case scenario for oil spill could be much higher based on issues with well bore (

Feinberg to make sure spill victims are compensated (Washington Post)

Must read story on blowout preventer (New York Times)

Oil spill spurs health debate (AP)

More boom deployed in Florida as oil washes up further east (Miami Herald)

BP agrees to $20-billion escrow fund; cancels dividends (LA Times)

Obama speech from Oval Office urges action on clean energy bill (Washington Post)

Big oil response plans site walrus, list dead expert (Huffington Post)

Gulf oil spill could be up to 60,000 barrels a day (LA Times)

Oil execs say BP didn’t meet standards (USA Today)

BP, Oil Industry Take Fire at Hearing (Wall Street Journal)

Lawmakers criticize oil companies’ spill response plans (New York Times)

In light of Gulf disaster, Obama calls on Americans to reduce oil dependence (New York Times)

Markey reaction to Obama on Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)

Oil CEOs to Testify in Congress TUES

Obama pushes BP about dividend payments (New York Times)

U.S. to tap foreign aid for Gulf oil spill (Washington Post)

Obama returns to the Gulf (

Scientist: Plumes are real (

White House asks BP to pay idle workers (Wall Street Journal)

BP to burn oil on the surface (AP)

BP claims they’re containing 15,000 barrels a day, out of what? (Houston Chronicle)

Sand berms being built along the Gulf Coast, but will they work? (Wall Street Journal)

Condition of Gulf Coast Beaches (CNN)

Waves of Oil Reach Florida Beaches (AP) 

Cap collecting Oil, but How Much? (Houston Chronicle)

Obama Furious about Oil Spill  (CNN)

Gulf Wildlife Endangered by Spill: Shocking Photos (Huffington Post)

Gulf Residents Attempt to Help Wildlife Endangered by Spill: Shocking Video (CNN) 

Oil Reaches Alabama Beach (CNN)

Coast Guard: Saw stuck in riser pipe in BP's latest effort (USA Today)

Policy Changes Needed After BP oil Spill (Diane Rehm Show/NPR)

BP Doing First Cuts on Riser (AP)

Markey Sites Oil Plume Dangers (AP)

Holder to Review Legal Options in Gulf (CNN)

Next Up: Lower Marine Riser Cap & Containment – Graphics & Info(

Markey Calls BP to Task on CBS Face the Nation Sunday (

House Investigation Releases more BP Documents & Emails

Internal BP Documents Show KNEW about Safety (

Top Kill Fails ( 

BP moves to “junk shot” in effort to plug the well (NYT)

New documents show BP knew about safety concerns with Blowout Preventer (NYT)

22-mile oil plume found under Gulf surface (AP)

3 million feet of boom deployed in Gulf to keep spilled oil from shore (The Canadian Press)

BP Risks Big Fines and Loss of Major U.S. Contracts (Wall Street Journal)

Gulf oil spill: boat crew members remain in hospital (LA Times)

Gulf fights for tourists in wake of spill (CNN)

7 Gulf oil spill cleanup workers hospitalized (Houston Chronicle) 

BP will NOT Blackout spill cam for top kill

“Large Abnormality” in well not heeded by BP hours before explosion (WSJ)

Final decision on Top Kill to come from BP Wed. (Wash Post)

Tribute to the 11 workers who lost their lives on the rig explosion (New Orleans)

Markey demands that BP NOT blackout Top Kill Operation (USA Today)

New video from the ocean floor
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Time for an oil gusher webcam (NYT – Dot Earth Blog)

Critics say BP has been allowed too much control of response to oil spill (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

How toxic are dispersants being used in Gulf oil spill? (USA Today)

Gulf oil now in powerful Loop Current, scientists say (BBC)

Sizing up the spill: Briefing with science and engendering experts on WEDNESDAY

BP emergency plan shows lack of readiness for oil spill (USA Today)

Loop current danger: Scientists warn oil spill could threaten Florida (NYT)

Keith Olbermann: The latest on BP Spill with Cong. Markey (MSNBC)

60 Minutes: Amazing account of Deepwater Horizon’s Blowout from rig worker (CBS)

Animation of BP Pipe and Pipe (NBC Today Show)

Deep sea oil plumes, dispersants endanger reefs (AP)

Giant plumes of oil forming under the Gulf (NYT)

Spill fight shows progress (WSJ)

Worry that Gulf oil spreading into major current (AP)  

Obama slams oil companies, calls companies pointing figures a "ridiculous spectacle" (MSNBC)

Size of spill may dwarf estimates (NPR)

BP Chief claims the oil spill is “tiny” compared to “big ocean” (The Guardian)

Size of spill questioned (NYT)

House finds BP’s “fail-safe” blowout preventer had series of flaws (Washington Post)

VIDEO: Oil gushing from broken drill pipe (Energy Boom)

Oil Executives pass blame, point fingers at each other (Washington Post)

Recent photos from the region (USA Today)

Editorial: Industry doesn’t step up (NYT)

B.P. Spill grows to 3.5 million gallons (AP)

The energy lobby and failing safety measures (Houston Chronicle)

B.P. dome fails (NPR)

Congressional delegation gets up close view of B.P. spill (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Capps-Markey calls for  a "Blue Ribbon" panel (NYT)

Box to contain leak touches down (AP)

Worst Case Scenario: 60,000 barrels a day (Boston Globe via Bloomberg)Amount of spill could escalate, company admits (NYT)

BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling exempted from environmental impact study (Washington Post)

House leader speaks on oil spill (CNN)

Safety tool questioned in '04 (WSJ)

Rig owner under scrutiny (WSJ)

Fishing shut down in wide area of Gulf Coast (Washington Post)

Potential ways to stop the leak (Washington Post)

Interactive: See how the oil spill grows in the Gulf of Mexico (USA Today)

Air Force sends planes to help with spill (Houston Chronicle)

Navy joins oil spill fight (WSJ)

Gulf spill: Worse than Exxon Valdez? (MSNBC)

Spill reaches Louisiana coast. Several states brace for impact (Washington Post)

Spill threatens fishing towns (WSJ)

Winds strengthening, threaten to blow 600-square-mile oil slick directly onto coast by late Thursday or Friday (AFP)

5000 barrels a day: Oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico five times faster than originally thought (NYT)

Total cost of cleanup could hit $8 billion (ABC)

Spill could reach U.S. shoreline this weekend (Reuters)

Current spill could surpass the 1969 Santa Barbara spill that led to moratorium on oil and gas drilling off of Pacific and Atlantic coasts (Washington Post)

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