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Archive: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Oil spill responders get a mini-spa

SCHRIEVER, La.--Even in the frenzy of activity within the Houma Incident Command Center, there is a place for respite. It's massage hallway 400.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 26, 2010; 6:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Brown pelicans under seige

Grand Isle, La.--Under normal circumstances, Grand Isle is a place where shrimpers work and doctors vacation. Now, it is a place where everyone works on the oil spill.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 25, 2010; 2:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

Wyden asks for Transocean investigation

By Steven Mufson Interior Secretary Ken Salazar isn't the only person coming down hard on the companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster that led to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has...

By Delece Smith-Barrow | May 25, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Greens call for Salazar's resignation

In the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it was only a matter of time before someone asked Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to go.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 25, 2010; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (21)

Feds instruct BP to decrease its use of dispersants

By David A. Fahrenthold The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and BP continued to feud Monday about the right kind of chemical dispersant to use on the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In the meantime, EPA Administrator Lisa...

By David A. Fahrenthold | May 24, 2010; 6:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Federal, state and BP officials feud over spill response

Two Cabinet members and half a dozen senators came to Louisiana on Monday to highlight the administration's determination to address the ongoing spill in the Gulf, even as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) questioned why federal officials weren't doing more to contain the oil now reaching the state's shores

By Juliet Eilperin | May 24, 2010; 3:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rahall demands NOAA hand over environmental documents

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WVa.) has demanded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration turn over any documents that would help explain how the agency monitored how offshore oil and gas drilling might impact marine life in the Gulf of Mexico.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 23, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

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