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Politics, Public Opinion
Cuba Embraces Free-Market Reforms
Political Attack Ads Mount: High Road Holds Perils
Oil Spill Investigators Focus on Communications
Obama's Speech Tuesday to Signal Shift From Iraq to Afghanistan
Glenn Beck Rally a Measure of Tea Party's Strength?
Americans Divided About the Future of Gulf Oil Drilling
Crime and Courts
Opponents of Gay Marriage Target Judges
BP Exec Admits Blowout Preventer Not Connected Properly
Dinosaur Judge No Stranger to Controversy
Special-Interest Spending Surges in State Court Races
War, Intel, National Security
Key Afghanistan Aide in Corruption Inquiry Linked to CIA
Number of US Troops in Iraq Falls Below 50,000
In Iraq, A Precarious Time Plagued by 'What Ifs'
Science, Health, Environment|
Deep-Sea Plumes: A Rush to Judgment?
Salmonella Find Links Two Iowa Farms to Egg Recall
Eggs From Iowa Farms Could End Up On Your Table
Scientists Find Seafloor Covered in Oil 40 Miles South of PC
Economy, Labor, Technology
Oil Cleanup Both Bust and Bonanza?
Details Faulted in Plan to Pay Oil Spill Claims
Transocean Accuses BP of Withholding Oil Spill Data
Arts, Media, Education, Entertainment
Spike Lee's New Orleans, Take Two
Public Confidence in Newspapers Down, Online Sources Up
Sports, Travel, Outdoors
Alabama Starts Where it Finished: No. 1
Featured Original Stories, Photo Essays and Videos
Tests Show Gulf Water Unsafe
Air Quality Along the Coast Raises Questions
A Photo Essay From the Summer of Discontent
Watchdogging BP Video: Oil Giant Restricts Press Access to Alabama Beach
Where Oh Where Have All the Wildlife Gone?
Under the Oil Pollution Act, passed in 1990 in the wake of the Valdez spill, a Natural Resource Damage Assessment was established by law to determine the type and amount of restoration needed to compensate the public for harm to natural resources, along with their human uses, that occur as a result of an oil spill. While it is still too early in the process to know what the scope of the assessment will be, from past experience, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is concerned about impacts to fish, shellfish, marine mammals, turtles, birds and other sensitive resources as well as their habitats, including wetlands, beaches, mudflats, bottom sediments, coral reefs -- and the water column itself.
Click on the image or here, for A Photo Essay From Barataria Bay
Video: Gulf Restoration Tour Around Barataria Bay
BP is Hiring Convict Labor in Beach Cleanup
The British Petroleum corporation is hiring illegal immigrant convict labor to clean the beaches along the Gulf Coast instead of contracting with local fishermen who are out of work due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as they promised publicly. In trying to use public relations to cover up the massive mess it's causing, BP officials are saying the company has hired unemployed workers to help with the beach cleanup effort here.
Video: BP Hires Convict Labor in Beach Cleanup
Gulf Communities Gear Up for Economic Impacts of Oil Spill
BP's Oil Spill Will Have Major Environmental Impacts on the Gulf of Mexico
Hit the image or click here, for A Photo Essay on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Slick Making Landfall
Interior Department Permitted Deep Horizon Without Impact Study
Ken Salazar, a former Senator and Attorney General of Colorado, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 50th Secretary of the Interior on Jan. 20, 2009 by President Barack Obama. Less than three months later, on April 6, 2009, the British Petroleum company was granted a permit for the Deepwater Horizon, the deepest oil well ever dug in the Gulf of Mexico -- without an Environmental Impact Study as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. The Minerals Management Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior charged with regulating the oil and gas industry, has been ensconced in a ethics scandal in recent months for cozying up to the oil and gas industry. Allegations include financial self-dealing, accepting gifts from energy companies, cocaine use and sexual misconduct. The agency granted BP a "categorical exclusion" to NEPA on the basis of three reviews of the area, which concluded that a massive oil spill was "unlikely," according to government documents.
Gulf Oil Slick One: A Glynn Wilson Video
Interior Secretary Tours Wildlife Refuge | Photo Essay
Click here to check out our archive on the Birds of Alabama.
Political Justice Archives
For the final two years of the Bush administration, we covered the politicization of the U.S. justice system as much as any news organization anywhere. For scholars and others interested in researching the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, check out this archive and this archive. It goes even further back to the original Scrushy trial in Birmingham, which Editor and Publisher Glynn Wilson covered for The New York Times.
On A Lighter Note
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