BREAKING: The Senate Just Voted Not to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is rounding up support for a Senate vote tomorrow on the Keystone XL pipeline. James Berglie/ZUMA

Republicans have vowed to try again next year when they control the Senate. 

These Guys Were on the Deepwater Horizon When It Blew Up

Courtesy Margaret Brown

“The Great Invisible” tells the story of the BP spill through the eyes of men still haunted by it.

Tons of BP Oil Is Still on the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A shell stained by oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Robin Loznak/ZUMA

A new study shows that cleanup efforts barely scratched the surface.

The Gulf Is Still So Far From Recovering. Just Ask This Oyster Farmer.

John Tesvich slices open oysters on the deck of his boat, the "Croatian Pride". Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

Gulf coast ecosystems were supposed to rebound after the BP oil spill. They haven’t.

There Are 1,401 Uninspected High-Risk Oil and Gas Wells.

Oil covers the ground after a 2010 well blowout near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The state leads the nation for uninspected wells on federal land. (The inspection status of this particular well is unknown.) AP

The government is failing to conduct key safety inspections on new oil and gas wells on federal and Native American land.

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