Video – Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen on the Gulf Oil Spill

In this video, Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, talks to Fox News’ Senior White House Correspondent Major Garrett about the government response and the current situation concerning the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

EPA establishes Web site on BP oil spill

WASHINGTON – As part of the ongoing federal response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA today established a website to inform the public about the spill’s impact on the environment and the health of nearby residents. The website – http://www.epa.gov/bpspill will contain data from EPA’s ongoing air monitoring along with other information about the Agency’s activities in the region....

National Guard Readies as Gulf Braces for Oil Spill

ARLINGTON, Va. – At least three states along the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for a potential call for thousands of National Guard members as the nation ramps up its response to an oil spill that’s threatening the coast.

Controlled burn of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

NEW ORLEANS – The response to BP/Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon incident continues as responders have scheduled a controlled, on-location burn to begin at approximately 11 a.m. CDT today—a strategy designed to minimize environmental risks by removing large quantities of oil in the Gulf of Mexico following the April 20 explosion.

Officials Report on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response

WASHINGTON – Though oil still continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico after an oil rig off the Louisiana coast exploded April 20, officials in charge of clean-up operations say they’re doing the best they can to contain the spill.Video

Unified command continues to respond to Deepwater Horizon

NEW ORLEANS – The unified command for the Deepwater Horizon Explosion Response announced Saturday that the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit was located capsized on the sea floor approximately 1500 feet northwest of the well site. Remotely Operated Vehicles located two places where oil is leaking from the well pipe and estimates indicate that up to 1,000 barrels of oil a day could be leaking into...