Gulf Coast

Oil Dispersants and the Ecology of the Gulf

During the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill, BP was authorized by the EPA to use a chemical called Corexit 9500A to disperse the slick. Biologist Terry Snell conducted research showing that decision may have increased the damage to the marine environment.

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Hurricane Isaac approaches Louisiana coast

With winds of at least 75 mph, expected to climb slightly higher, Hurricane Isaac was prepared to hit the Gulf Coast of the United States, especially Louisiana. While the winds are relatively light, forecasters are worried the slow-moving storm will dump a lot of rain on top of an area that's already quite soggy.

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Southern Part of Keystone Pipeline Gets a Push

Cushing, Oklahoma, is called the pipeline crossroads of the world. It's the world's largest oil storage hub. President Obama announced a plan to fast track the southern leg of the Keystone pipeline to connect oil stores in Oaklahoma to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

Oil Dispersants and the Ecology of the Gulf

During the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill, BP was authorized by the EPA to use a chemical called Corexit 9500A to disperse the slick. Biologist Terry Snell conducted research showing that decision may have increased the damage to the marine environment.