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Abandoned oil wells a continuing threat

More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been...

Obama on spill: ‘My watch, my responsibility’

Thrown on the defensive, President Barack Obama acknowledged his administration could have done better in dealing with the biggest oil spill in the nation's...

Oil drilling regulation lax under Bush, Obama

The federal agency responsible for ensuring that the Deepwater Horizon was operating safely before it exploded last month fell well short of its own...