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Stories with place: Gulf of Mexico
  • Environment groups: Settlement not final in oil leak lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:13 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest about a potential settlement of a lawsuit by environmental groups against a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old leak in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local)

  • Settlement reached in lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:36 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups and a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over the slow-motion spill.

  • BP settlement money flows to governments in far-flung places story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:34 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Clusters of landlocked municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for lost tourism dollars and other economic damage from the company's 2010 oil spill, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

  • The Latest: Officials: Still interest in Gulf of Mexico oil 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 6:44 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest on the federal oil lease sale Wednesday in the western Gulf of Mexico, off the Texas coast (all times local).

  • Oil lease sale western Gulf's lowest ever in bids, money 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 6:43 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five bidders Wednesday, with low oil prices limiting interest in the prospects. Most seats in a Superdome meeting room were empty as a federal energy official read the 33 bids for tracts off the Texas coast.

  • Candidates for La. governor back plans to divert river water story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 8:59 pm

    THIBODAUX, Louisiana - The four candidates in the race to become the next Louisiana governor each said fixing Louisiana's dire coastal land loss will require moving ahead with multibillion-dollar plans - opposed by many fishermen - to divert Mississippi River water into disappearing estuaries.

  • Sport fishermen win greater share of red snapper catch 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 1:20 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Recreational fishermen get a greater share of the red snapper catch in the Gulf of Mexico under a rule approved by a governing body.

  • Private submarine used in proposed Gulf sanctuary expansion 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 9:14 am

    GALVESTON, Texas - The crew of a private submarine has gathered data at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary as government officials consider expanding the site off the Texas coast.

  • $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:11 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill.

  • $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 4:12 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill.

  • Shrimpers decry low prices, damage caused by shrimp imports 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 2:32 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Dozens of Louisiana shrimpers - ranging from Vietnamese-Americans to Cajun fishermen - upset over low prices and farm-raised shrimp imports rallied Wednesday in downtown New Orleans to highlight their industry's woes.

  • Jackson County entities receiving BP settlement checks 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 6:14 am

    PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - Jackson County's government and school entities are receiving their checks from the recently announced BP settlements.

  • Enviros, state officials call for MRGO wetlands restoration 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 8:46 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups and state leaders Tuesday renewed calls to fix the wetlands outside New Orleans destroyed by the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a federally built shipping channel blamed for worsening the effects of Hurricane Katrina.