gulf of mexico

Mississippi Lt Gov: Corps ignored spillway operating manual

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers ignored its own operating manual when it twice opened a Mississippi River spillway in 2019, causing an environmental and economic disaster in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday. He spoke on the way…

Tropical system in Gulf could dump rain over the weekend

Cooler temperatures and lower humidity on Thursday morning will be giving way to hotter temperatures and more humid weather as a tropical system moves northward through the Gulf of Mexico. "We started off with really nice conditions this morning with…

Hurricane Hunters fly through Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Hunters get a look at Hurricane Sally as it inches closer to the U.S. This is a video of the plane ‘Miss Piggy’ as it moves over the category one storm Monday. Hurricane Hunters are following Sally as it…

Harrison County Board of Supervisors meeting

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors met this morning with plenty on the agenda. Most recently, they put forth their support for the Mississippi Sound Protection Act, which was a topic at the meeting. This protection act would ensure that…

Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal agencies have approved nearly $226 million for 18 projects to restore open ocean in the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP oil spill. The projects range from $52.6 million…

Local fishermen address Spillway concerns

Local fishermen have stepped up in an effort to help save our area's marine life in the wake of more than 260 dead dolphins and sea turtles that have washed ashore this year. Marine life has not been impacted this…

Oil platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

A Coast Guard spokeswoman says two workers were injured when a fire broke out on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Petty Officer Lexie Preston says 46 workers were evacuated from Shell International LTD.’s enchilada…

Oil and gas lease sale in Gulf of Mexico

The Interior Department says it will propose the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States, nearly 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The…

Public Meeting on Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Dozens of men and women took a stand against offshore drilling leases this afternoon in Gulfport. The Obama administration recently released its proposed five year offshore drilling plan for the years 2017 to 2022. Tonight, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…

Public Meeting to Discuss Gulf of Mexico Drilling

The Obama administration recently released its proposed five year offshore drilling plan for the years 2017 to 2022. Tonight in Gulfport, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is hosting a public forum. Its purpose is to get input on the…

Gulf Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard says about 88,000 gallons of oil have leaked from a Shell flow line into the Gulf of Mexico, about 90 miles off the Coast of Louisiana. Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash says the leak has been…

Supreme Court Denies BP's Appeal on Claims

Nearly five years after the massive spill, the U.S. Supreme Court has denied hearing BP's appeal on private and business claims, meaning the British oil giant must continue to make the payments on the $7.8 billion agreed on for those claims after the spill.