West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

Excerpts from this story referencing "Gulf of Guinea":

"… s slipping down the same unregulated slope as other countries that hug the Gulf of Guinea: Promises of economic development along with a lure of easy money have pro …"

"… Africa and met with a number of African heads of state. Exploration in the Gulf of Guinea was pushed by rising oil prices and advances in deep-water drilling techno …"

Fishing and the offshore oil industry: A delicate imbalance

By Christiane Badgley

Fishing and the offshore oil industry in Ghana

Fact Check: Permitting some fudging on oil stats

By Margaret L. Ryan

Obama official defends slow drilling record with selective use of data

National Academy releases interim report on Deepwater Horizon

By Aaron Mehta

The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council have just released preliminary findings on what caused the explosion a

Haphazard firefighting might have sunk BP oil rig

By Aaron Mehta and John Solomon

The Coast Guard has gathered evidence it failed to follow its own firefighting policy during the Deepwater Horizon disaster and is investiga

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… rig, according to interviews and documents.Coast Guard officials told the Center for Public Integrity that the service does not have the expertise to fight an oil rig fire and …"

"… minute by minute in a series of Coast Guard incident logs obtained by the Center for Public Integrity for a previous story.Although the Guard named an on-scene commander when t …"

Coast Guard logs reveal early spill estimate of 8,000 barrels a day

By John Solomon and Aaron Mehta

Coast Guard officials grasped the potential threat of a catastrophic spill within hours of the explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon dril

Excerpts from this story referencing "BP":

"… blic Integrity, provide the most detailed account of the early days of the BP disaster, and identify key events and notifications that were omitted from …"

"… that it did not act quickly or decisively enough in the early days of the BP disaster, noting that the president on April 22 issued a public statement …"

"… d publicly that day that there appeared to be no leak.Despite that report, BP began to establish an incident command post on April 23 “to prepare for …"

Big oil wields ultra deep influence

By Laura Peterson

Legislators push for energy industry tax breaks, regulatory changes to hunt for oil at the bottom of the sea

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… n new research programs. The bill passed comfortably in the House, but the Senate stripped out the ultra-deep program before killing the bill in November 20 …"