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Shell subsidiary to pay $2.2M fine for 2016 Gulf oil spill

Feb. 2, 2019 5:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay a $2.2 million civil fine to the federal government to settle charges that the company violated the Clean Water Act by spilling 1,900 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in May 2016 when a subsea pipeline cracked at the company's...

$92M contract awarded to expand Corpus Christi Ship Channel

Jan. 4, 2019 12:15 PM EST

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — An Illinois company has won a $92 million contract to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to accommodate larger oil tankers. The Port of Corpus Christi on Thursday announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The...

Report: 16 dolphin deaths linked to red tide off Florida

Dec. 29, 2018 1:12 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Federal scientists have linked over a dozen dolphin deaths off Florida to a toxic algae bloom that has persisted in the Gulf of Mexico for over a year. Erin Fougeres says researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been "fairly overwhelmed" by the number...