BP oil spill
After nearly a year and a half of research, scientists have definitively linked BP's oil spill with the death of a once brightly coloured coral community in the Gulf of Mexico.
In its final report, the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has found that negligible decisions made by BP (NYSE: BP) and its partners Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) and Transocean (NYSE: RIG) were the primary factors leading to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the ensuing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico last spring.
Clean up of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still on-going. As the news outlet WKRG reports, crews have been welcomed back from the holiday season by a myriad of tarballs washing up on Alabama's Fort Morgan beach.
Republican leadership has decided to abolish the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
The Select Committee was formed in 2007 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and has been chaired by Representative Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts) since its inception.