AP - A Coast Guard official tells The Associated Press that the 300-ton device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has not been analyzed a month after it was raised from the seafloor.
Several articles caught my attention: first, the impact on the Gulf from the largest oil spill in US history, in particular on coral , and second, the attempts to get approval to drill off Alaska's coast .
From the second, Shell Presses for Drilling in Arctic
Shell is pressing the Interior Department to grant
A bid to recover a key valve that failed to prevent the blowout of the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico has been delayed because of bad weather, the pointman for the US response to the oil spill said Monday."We are in a hold pending calming of the current weather," retired coast guard admiral Thad Allen told reporters, adding that it would be two or three days before the operation could begin.BP had planned to begin Monday removing the so-called blowout preventer from the busted well and replace it.