Trial opens for suit against Kevin Costner over BP deal - AP

Entertainment | admin

Stephen Baldwin is suing fellow actor over their investments in a device that BP used in trying to clean up the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Van Jones: I was silent during BP spill because Obama's president - TheDC

Politics | Vince Coglianese

‘You’ve never seen the environmental movement more quiet during an oil spill’

Prosecutors seeking $10B from Chevron for leak - AP

Business | Kells Hetherington

The work at the Frade field where the leak occurred is one of Chevron’s biggest capital investments

What role did BP's green, media coziness play in lead up to spill? - TheDC

US | Kevin Mooney

BP’s rhetorical overtures to green causes may have deflected attention away from reckless business practices

Oil companies caught up in Interior Dept regulatory nightmare - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

Almost a year after the BP oil spill, oil companies are still waiting for due diligence from the Department of Interior

Salazar appeals to court in attempt to delay movement on Gulf drilling permits - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

The Interior Secretary is fighting back against a court order to act on permitting oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Deep drilling resumes... finally - TheDC

US | Amanda Carey

Cracking under political pressure, Salazar issues first deep-water permits in Gulf

Offshore drilling companies launch campaign against 'de facto moratorium' - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

Offshore Marine Service Association calls on Obama to ‘stop destroying jobs in the Gulf’

Obama is on a regulatory roll: Can Congress stop him?

op-ed | Ray Hartwell

Congress needs to block the Obama administration’s regulatory overreach.

Gulf of Mexico predicted to fully recover by 2014 - Washington Times

US | interns

Kenneth Feinberg, the man in charge of BP’s $20 billion victims’ compensation fund, says the Gulf will have recovered by 2014

TheDC Morning: Run, bankers (run) - TheDC

Energy | Mike Riggs

Read TheDC Morning: An unvarnished e-mail summary of what’s really happening in political news

TheDC Morning: DHS wants to see you naked pretty much all the time - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

Read TheDC Morning: An unvarnished e-mail summary of what’s really happening in political news

The most significant (and oddest) political moments of 2010 - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

2010 was much more than the election; let’s look back

Jindal blasts Obama in book - Politico

Politics | Tom Sileo

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal uses a new book to portray President Obama as disconnected from the Gulf oil spill

Gulf oil-spill commission finds no evidence BP put saving cash over safety - Bloomberg

Energy | Chad Brady (admin)

Environmental groups and lawmakers have said BP cut corners to reduce costs but the the president’s commission has found no evidence of that so far

Tests showed faulty cement before spill - WSJ

US | Chad Brady (admin)

Halliburton testing conducted before the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill showed that cement similar to that pumped into the blown-out well would be unstable

The reluctant Gulf warrior

Energy | Thomas Pyle

Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has become an unlikely champion of Louisiana’s oil and gas industry.

Are conservatives "anti-science"?

Opinion | Kendrick Macdowell

Conservatives don’t oppose science, they oppose the politicized predictions that scientists make.

Joe Barton: I was the Tea Party before Tea Party was cool - TheDC

Energy | Alexis Levinson

The Texas Republican, despite serving his 25th year in Congress, insists his values are in line with Tea Party priorities

TheDC Analysis: Offshore drilling moratorium's end is way overdue - TheDC

Energy | Vince Coglianese

Botched government handling of BP oil leak marked by misguided drilling ban’s very existence