(CNN) — Three attempts to pump mud and 16 tries to stuff solid material intoa breached Gulf of Mexico oil well failed to stop the flow, top BP executives said Saturday, and engineers and executives with the oil giant have decided to “move on to the next option.” That option: Place a custom-built cap to […]

VIA CNN: BP’s much-anticipated effort to cap its undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico was temporarily suspended Thursday afternoon and was expected to resume later in the evening, a BP executive said. “Nothing has actually gone wrong or unanticipated,” Doug Suttles, the company’s chief operating officer, told reporters. He said engineers have been monitoring […]

Is enough being done to protect the public from chemical pollutants? Watch “Toxic America,” a special two-night investigative report with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, 8 p.m. ET on June 2 and 3 on CNN. VIA CNN: BP’s chief executive officer said Monday that the company is doing all it can to respond to the runaway oil […]

Via CNN: The U.S. Coast Guard prepared to set fire Wednesday to portions of a growing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico to keep the pool of crude away from sensitive ecological areas in the Mississippi River Delta. Efforts to cap the well that was opened up last week when the Deepwater Horizon drill […]

Rescue crews continued scouring the waters of the Gulf of Mexico today looking for 11 missing drilling rig workers even as the rig, which had been burning since Tuesday night, sank beneath the waves. A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said the rig sank at 10:20 a.m. A few hours later, Coast Guard officials confirmed again […]