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Gulf of Mexico Seafood

Across the Gulf of Mexico, from the Florida panhandle west to the Louisiana bayou, shrimp boats still sit at the dock, unused. For those that rely on Gulf Seafood to make money--fishermen, wholesalers, distributors--the problem isn't available local product. It's demand that remains down, even though no oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster has seeped into the Gulf for 2 months. Pure and simple, it's a public ... read more

Phil Keating

National Correspondent

September 30, 2010

01:46 PM

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Rick Leventhal

August 12, 2010 1:34 PM

Storm Spares Gulf; Relief Well Work Resumes

Tropical Depression 5 looked like a monster as it swirled in Gulf waters to the West of South Florida, but the massive form "struggled to organize" and then dissipated, according to meteorologists with the New Orleans office of the National Weather Service. Light rain is falling on the southern edge of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.  Wind is light here too, ... read more



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James Rosen

August 11, 2010 1:25 PM

Drilling Moratorium Crippling Gulf, Says Industry

With the Obama administration returning to federal court to defend its six-month suspension of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, industry executives and analysts claimed the ban was more stringent than originally believed, and exerting a greater impact on the lives and livelihoods of Gulf Coast residents. Lawyers representing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar were back ... read more



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Rick Leventhal

August 11, 2010 10:53 AM

Gulf Prepares for Latest Threat

A storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico is less organized than forecasters expected but still causing problems for oil spill cleanup operations. Tropical Depression #5 could become Tropical Storm Danielle if it strengthens further.  Wind speeds are in the 30 mph range.  National Weather Service Forecasters say it's bringing heavy rain and most likely a small 1-3 foot ... read more



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Maggie Kerkman

August 4, 2010 1:31 PM

Where’s All the Oil?

The tides seem to be turning in the Gulf oil spill disaster. BP sent word early this morning that the static kill is working—drilling mud is pushing oil and gas back down into the reservoir. Now teams must decide whether to pump cement down into ... read more



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Maggie Kerkman

August 2, 2010 6:05 PM

Gulf Fisherman Say: Our Seafood’s Safe

It's been 16 days since fresh oil has spilled from the Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico. Skimmers are having a hard time finding collectible oil and commercial and recreational ... read more



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Elizabeth Prann

July 30, 2010 8:59 AM

Gulf Vacationers Heading East

Vacationers have been flocking to East Coast beaches since the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last April. Preliminary numbers show a trend of some vacationers steering clear of the beaches of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi fearing tar bars and oil stained shores. "When you spend that kind of money on vacation you don’t want to really risk having a bad ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

July 30, 2010 8:53 AM

Fishermen and Oil Workers Face Uncertainty

Oil refineries dot vast wetlands throughout the Louisiana coast -- images of two major economic drivers that now face an uncertain future. As oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster threatens coastal waters crucial to commercial fishing, a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling, intended to protect the environment, threatens 24 thousand jobs, according to Louisiana ... read more



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Phil Keating

July 29, 2010 8:50 AM

Operation Noah’s Ark in the Gulf

His name is Jack, not Noah, but his mission is essentially the same: save as many Gulf of Mexico sea creatures that he can. He's not collecting starfish, sea horses and sting rays two-by-two, but by the hundreds, storing them at the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory. "It's been one continuous nightmare. It's been one non-stop effort to figure out what to do next," ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

July 29, 2010 8:01 AM

Local Leaders Demand Voice in Oil Cleanup

As engineers move closer to permanently capping a damaged well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, new hopes and fears emerge among coastal residents. Today in New Orleans, presidents of Louisiana parishes affected by the oil spill will meet with US Coast Guard officials. "One of the reasons we're here is to start a conversation with local leaders about how we ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

July 28, 2010 8:55 AM

100 Days After Spill Gulf Still at Risk

As the BP Deepwater Horizon cleanup moves into its 100th day, oil on the surface appears to be diminishing as engineers move ever closer to permanently killing the damaged well at the bottom of the Gulf. But coastal residents still worry about the long term effects the spill will have on their health and the economy. Environmentalists have raised concerns over the ... read more