Dozens of protestors from Harris County line the sidewalk in front of BP calling for justice. The latest settlement proposal leaves Harris County out, and…

NPR News is reporting that the first criminal charges have been filed in connection with the Gulf Coast oil spill caused by the explosion of…

Nearly five months after the explosion that unleashed the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the ruptured well at the heart of the disaster has been permanently cemented shut, federal officials announced Sunday. “Additional regulatory steps will be undertaken, but we can now state, definitively, that the Macondo well poses no continuing threat to the […]

BP has accepted some of the blame for the deadly rig disaster that led to the worst oil spill in United States history, according to a new report. An internal investigation reveals that the oil giant’s own engineers misread data that contributed to the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon, a source familiar with BP’s probe […]

The vessel that engineers are using to drill a relief well was back on site near BP’s ruptured deepwater well on Sunday. However, officials said storms could continue to thwart containment and cleanup efforts. “We’re going to be playing a cat-and-mouse game for the remainder of the hurricane season,” retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad […]

Via DOUG DELONY Senior Web Producer The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression #3 formed in the Bahamas on Thursday morning. Its current forecast path has it heading in the direction of the oil spill. Officials at the NHC say while the storm’s path is not clear, it is expected to enter the central […]

Via Thursday on a special “AC360°:” Three fishermen were the first to arrive on the scene after the explosion in the Gulf. They’ll share never-before-seen photos and video at 10 p.m. ET Thursday on CNN. A highly anticipated test designed to measure pressure within BP’s ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well began Thursday after […]

VIA by Tiffany Craig & Jeremy Desel / 11 News GALVESTON—The Texas General Land Office confirmed Monday the tar balls found along the shores of Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula are from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the weekend, officials heard rumored reports of tar balls washing ashore. Officials […]

Officials have confirmed that tar balls discovered over the holiday weekend on Crystal Beach in the Bolivar Peninsula are from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, marking the first time oil from the spill has been found on Texas beaches. About 10-12 tar balls washed up on Crystal Beach on Saturday. On Sunday, 5 gallons of […]

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) — BP’s efforts to contain the largest oil spill in U.S. history are being disrupted by towering waves reaching up to 12 feet in height, company officials said. Even though Hurricane Alex — which was upgraded from tropical storm status late Tuesday night — is headed away from the area affected […]

President Barack Obama will visit the Gulf states affected by the oil spill on Monday and Tuesday and then address the nation on Tuesday night from the White House on the next steps in responding to the environmental catastrophe, his senior adviser said Sunday. On his fourth visit to the Gulf region since the disaster […]

VIA CNN: Federal authorities have given BP 72 hours to come up with sound contingency plans for the collection of gushing oil in the event of an operational failure or severe weather. In a letter written Tuesday, the government’s on-scene administrator, Coast Guard Rear Adm. James Watson, instructed BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles to […]