News of oil hitting Alabama's coastline has local residents worried about its effects on their community. Some state politicians believe the media is exaggerating what is actually happening, causing residents to worry and hurting business unnecessarily.
Just before the disaster, we talked with Frances Coleman, the editorial page editor for Alabama's Mobile Press Register. We talk with her again today for a review of the events over the past month and to see if her position has changed.
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak continues to gush into the Gulf, leaving engineers and cleanup crews with two massive challenges: stopping the leak, and mopping up the oil. We look at some of the innovative ideas to solve these problems.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is slowly moving toward the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. If it moves into the Gulf Stream, the oil could potentially loop around the southern tip of Florida and head up the eastern seaboard.
With the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico dominating news headlines, some families are reacting by turning off the TV. But other families have instead chosen to respond by signing up to volunteer, as a family.
President Obama unveiled plans to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling yesterday. If implemented, the move is expected to decrease the country's dependency on foreign fuels, please oil companies and Republicans, but anger environmental groups.
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