We don't yet know how heavy a blow Hurricane Isaac will deliver to the Gulf Coast when it hits. But mindful of the devastation that Hurricane Katrina left in its wake, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi have declared states of emergency and evacuations have begun. Public officials and emergency managers are getting good at getting people out of harm's way.
Sen. Landrieu (D-LA) talks to CNN Anchor Soledad O'Brien about Tropical Storm Isaac and New Orleans' preparedness.
As Tropical Storm Isaac churns toward the Gulf Coast, where it is forecast to hit as a Category 1 hurricane, states are taking measures to prepare for landfall.
Go west, young man! This historic cliché still resonates when it comes to road trips. But whether it's bombing to the Bay Area along the often dull-as-dirt I-80 or trying to find traces of iconic Route 66 amid a tangle of bland Interstates, the old paradigm of thinking horizontal when planning a road trip is simply not the way to go.
At least a dozen new oil pipeline projects are slated to move forward in the United States over the next few years, bringing controversial sources of new crude to market despite the holdup of a portion of the Keystone pipeline expansion.
BP announced Wednesday it has reached a class-action settlement with attorneys representing thousands of businesses and individuals who made claims after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP confirms oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in months as part of a well test.
BP and plaintiffs involved in the legal battle over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- the largest in U.S. history -- have reached an agreement, both sides said late Friday.
As settlement talks continue, the high-profile legal battle over the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that was scheduled to begin Monday has been delayed a week.
I own a property in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, called the Bad River Ranch. It is a beautiful place, where we have worked very hard to restore the landscape, reintroduce native wildlife species and raise bison sustainably. But it sits about 15 miles downstream of the point where TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cross the Bad River, and being that close has led me to examine more closely the potential risks and benefits of a project about which I have been highly skeptical from the beginning. After careful scrutiny, I believe it is not in our national interest to pursue it.
CNNMoney breaks down the bitter debate between over the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline.
Victoria Principal fears the proposed expansion of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Arctic Ocean could lead to another disastrous oil spill like the one that devastated the U.S. Gulf coast last year.
Tropical Storm Lee worked its way over southern Louisiana, drenching some coastal areas and flooding streets.
Lee weakened to a tropical depression late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center reported, but not before dumping vast amounts of rain and causing extensive flooding in Gulf Coast states.
The fund to compensate Gulf Coast businesses and residents for damages from last year's BP oil spill says it has paid out $5 billion of the $20 billion set aside for recovery.
Don Price's passion for military airplanes flows through his veins, passed down from his father's stories of piloting Boeing B-17s in World War II.
Workers involved in the tourism industry along the U.S. Gulf Coast hope this Memorial Day weekend is one of their best in a long time. The threat of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill kept many tourists away from beach communities last year.
One year after the oil spill, The Hangout Festival is estimated to pump 20 million dollars into Alabama's Gulf Coast.
Dr. Mike Robichaux discusses some of the mysterious illnesses among Gulf Coast residents and cleanup workers.
Some Gulf Coast residents and former clean-up workers are suffering from an array of mysterious illnesses, according to a Louisiana physician who has treated dozens of patients complaining of similar symptoms.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that "significant progress" has been made in tackling the Gulf oil spill disaster, but he stressed that the "job isn't done."
CNN's Candy Crowley discusses the BP oil disaster with Adm. Thad Allen who issues a troubling warning.
The fund established to compensate Gulf Coast residents in the aftermath of last year's massive BP oil spill said Monday it has paid out $3.8 billion so far.
The scenes on the news after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan's coastline were sadly familiar.
At least 24 infant dolphins have been found dead in the past 2 months. Brooke Baldwin investigates.
The agency in charge of paying claims to those affected by BP's massive Gulf oil spill has predicted that the region will fully recover from the disaster in 2012.
People and businesses impacted by the BP Gulf Coast oil spill will now be able to receive a check almost immediately, so long as they give up their right to sue.
Worldwide oil demand hit its highest level ever on the back of explosive growth in the developing world, according to preliminary figures in a recent report.
Ten kidnap victims, including a 7-month-old infant, were rescued over the weekend in an operation in northern Mexico, the country's navy said Monday.
Nearly six months after an explosion aboard an oil rig sent crude spewing from a BP-owned well deep below the Gulf of Mexico, cleanup work along the Gulf Coast is far from over.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday named a task force to plan the restoration of the Gulf Coast region after this year's oil disaster.
The ruptured Macondo well, a mile under the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast, has been pronounced dead following the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, but that doesn't mean work associated with the spill is complete, the government's point man for the disaster response said Monday.
As President Obama pushes a new campaign to juice up the economy, he's starting to fill in the details of how he would pay the estimated $180 billion tab. His plan: Eliminate some corporate tax breaks and subsidies, and close loopholes.
Five years ago Sunday, the water rushed in, the lights went out and for thousands of Gulf Coast residents nothing was ever the same.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, a pilot tells CNN's Jeanne Meserve what it was like to fly over New Orleans.
With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on the Gulf Coast, Paul and Carolyn Hollister grabbed a few belongings and headed to Florida in their RV. The couple figured they'd be gone for just 48 hours as they left their Waveland, Mississippi, home.
Just five days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating assault on the Gulf coast, millions of dollars are heading to public and private projects for Louisianans still trying to recover, two top Obama administration officials said at a news conference Tuesday.
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility "is fully functioning and will begin to process claims for emergency payment," a statement from the agency said on Monday, the same day BP reported having paid out $399 million in claims to date.
The man poised to take control of personal and business claims from those affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster said Sunday he plans to be more generous than any court would be in determining payments.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on presidential vacations and how a crisis never takes a break.
One company says it took a hit after the oil spill, but in time it will be back.
With Monday's start of the fall shrimping season came new worries about the Gulf of Mexico's seafood and the industry's ability to lure not only business but fishermen back in the water.
The art director for "Threadless" explains how a T-shirt is raising money for those dealing with the Gulf oil spill.
"Everyone agrees we need to go forward with the relief well," National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday of the now-plugged BP gusher in the Gulf, adding that officials are now considering other options in addition to the relief well.
Adm. Thad Allen says that the relief well will be finished and that they will ultimately kill the well.
President Barack Obama toured the waters off Panama City Beach by boat on Sunday as he capped a weekend visit aimed at sparking a recovery in the region hard-hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
President Obama addresses Gulf workers, thanking them for their efforts and outlining the response plan going forward.
On a visit to the Gulf Coast on Saturday, President Barack Obama said that while the gushing undersea BP oil well had been capped, the administration remains committed to ensuring a full cleanup and recovery for those crippled by the disaster.
The one really big question hanging over President Obama's weekend vacation to Panama City, Florida, now has an answer.
There's really only one big question hanging over President Obama's weekend vacation to Panama City, Florida: Will he or won't he dive into the water to send a message that the Gulf Coast is back?
Tropical Depression Five dissipated as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said.
CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports on the condition of the Gulf Coast now that the gushing underwater oil well has been sealed.
The head of the government agency that regulates offshore drilling said Tuesday that it is "unlikely" a six-month moratorium on the practice will be extended.
BP moved closer on Monday to sealing, once and for all, its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, though government and company officials said their struggle against the spill's extensive environmental and economic damage is far from over.
The undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico has been brought under control, but the worst oil spill in U.S. history will continue to be felt along the Gulf Coast for some time, Obama administration officials said Sunday.
When Mississippi attorney Tim Holleman was approached by furious community officials in Gulfport to stop BP and its contractor from dumping tar balls and oil-stained byproducts into a local landfill, he sent out an e-mail asking if there were alternatives to deal with the waste.
In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, large investment funds are demanding that other large oil companies make investors aware of their spill prevention and disaster response plans.
One-day-old loggerhead turtles were set free adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center overnight, scurrying down a beach in the cover of darkness to begin their lives.
It could quite possibly be called the worst job on Earth -- and the position is open.
Wednesday marks the 100th day of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. Since April 20, the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon explosion has allowed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, devastating many communities of the Gulf Coast and its ecosystem.
Wednesday marks the 100th day since the oil spill began, and business owners across the Gulf Coast who've seen the tourists disappear hope that somehow the next 100 days will get better.
Setbacks withstanding and weather permitting, crews in the Gulf of Mexico are back on track to permanently shut down BP's once-gushing wellhead in the next few weeks.
The family business has closed, and the couple can't work -- for themselves or for BP, it seems. Their neighbors and community leaders, she says, are showing a kind of greed she's never seen before. They aren't the people she thought they were.
From distrust to suicide, a mental health crisis has emerged in the Gulf following the oil disaster.
CNN's Jim Spellman reports on an American Indian fisherman whose way of life is threatened after the BP oil spill.
So just who is Bob Dudley, the man named Tuesday to replace Tony Hayward as BP's chief?
Forecasters dropped a tropical storm warning for the Gulf Coast region as Tropical Depression Bonnie weakened, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday.
Perception is the wild card in how the oil disaster will affect the Gulf coast region's travel revenue, according to analysis conducted by Oxford Economics for the U.S. Travel Association.
Over the course of a few hours, the oil from BP's well went from flowing to almost stopped.
With no evidence so far that a giant sealing cap on BP's ruptured well has caused further damage, the company said Saturday that pressure tests could continue beyond a previously announced 48-hour period.
The verdict so far: generally good news but still some uncertainty about whether there's a leak in BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico, now fitted with a containment cap.
Whether you call it a moratorium or a suspension, the government's new halt on deepwater oil drilling will cause economic harm, according to industry advocates and Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
BP says it has placed a new containment cap on its crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico that's been gushing oil since an explosion and fire April 20.
"We're interested in total peace," says Ken Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion Gulf Coast Escrow Fund that is being set up to provide a fast, fair claims processing facility for most oil spill victims. "We're not interested in any halfway measures," Feinberg adds.
Kenneth Feinberg sits down with CNN's Candy Crowley to discuss the escrow fund for Gulf Coast residents.
The man charged with independently administering the $20 billion fund set up to compensate for damage caused by the Gulf oil disaster said Sunday that he is prepared to provide up to six months in emergency compensation without the requirement of releasing BP from liability.
Attorney General Eric Holder suggested on Thursday that the Justice Department might be focusing beyond BP in its Gulf Coast oil spill investigation.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our forefathers penned those simple words into the Declaration of Independence 234 years ago as a promise to every citizen of their fledgling country. Today, millions of Americans living along the Gulf Coast find those unalienable rights threatened.
Ocean Springs, Mississippi Mayor Connie Moran talks to CNN's Campbell Brown about the Gulf coast oil spill.
From the glamorous to the bizarre to the outright catastrophic, Lloyd's of London has insured against some of the world's most unusual risks: There was the finger that Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards injured during a concert tour in the 1990s. Lloyd's once insured actress Bette Davis' waistline against expansion. It also insured Ugly Betty star's America Ferrara's $10 million smile for Aquafresh White Trays.
As Americans gear up for the Fourth of July weekend, coastal areas affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are working hard to keep beach-bound travelers informed.
The new head of the Gulf Coast disaster's claims fund says his first two priorities will be to cut bigger checks and send them out faster to the oil spill's economic victims.
Efforts to minimize the damage from the huge oil spill from a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico are under way, but wildlife conservation groups say the oil could pose a disaster for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coastal areas.
Tropical Storm Alex is expected to strengthen into a hurricane but is heading away from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
The 14th annual American Black Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, with a community showing of its centerpiece film, "Stomp the Yard: Homecoming."
Tropical Storm Alex could disrupt containment efforts in the Gulf, causing a two-week halt if evacuations are necessary.
Mississippi officials reported oily tar balls washing up on their mainland shores for the first time Sunday, as authorities throughout the Gulf Coast region kept a wary eye on Tropical Storm Alex.
CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on how the new tropical depression in the Caribbean could impact the Gulf oil disaster.
The oil spill on the Gulf Coast has states and visitors bureaus working hard to keep the public updated and reassure beach-bound travelers.
A tropical disturbance that has dumped heavy rain on parts of the Caribbean has a medium chance of forming into a much stronger storm and could head into the oil-tainted Gulf of Mexico by next week.
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