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For Bayou Indians, Spill Threatens a Way of Life

The Associated Press

February 2, 2011

MONTEGUT, La. – Even before oil began spewing into the Gulf of Mexico last spring, Louisiana's American-Indian fishing villages were on the brink of collapse because of social change and the dramatic loss of coastal wetlands. Now, Indians who've known nothing but fishing all their lives find the...

APNewsBreak: Bubble of methane triggered rig blast

Liz De La Torre

May 8, 2010

From The Associated Press ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according...

BP Says it Will Pay for Gulf Spill’s Cleanup

The Associated Press

May 5, 2010

VENICE, La. – BP PLC  gave some assurance Monday to shrimpers, oil workers and scores of others that they will be paid for damage and injuries from the explosion of a drilling rig and the resulting massive oil spill in the Gulf. A fact sheet on the company website says BP takes responsibility f...

Oil Leak from Sunken Rig Could Hurt Gulf Coast

The Associated Press

April 28, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Oil leaking from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico oozed slowly toward the coast Monday, endangering hundreds of miles of marshes, barrier islands and white sand beaches in four states from Louisiana to Florida. The areas, home to dolphins, sea birds, prime fishing grounds...

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