The company leading the cleanup now says it isn’t responsible for the leak, highlighting the tangle of pipes, many of them abandoned, on the seafloor.
Satellite and aerial survey images show oil spreading off the coast of an oil and gas hub in Louisiana.
Louisiana’s 17 oil refineries account for nearly a fifth of the nation’s capacity. Past hurricanes have cause toxic spills.
The environmental damage is being called one of Israel’s worst ecological disasters in decades. “I feel like I want to cry,” said an official. “It’s everywhere.”
The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government.
The top court ruled against environmental groups Tuesday, saying the right to a clean environment did not bar the government from drilling for offshore oil.
The negotiations will be their first on nonsecurity issues in three decades but officials do not expect them to lead to peace talks.
President Trump traveled to Florida to declare himself “a great environmentalist,” extending a moratorium on offshore oil drilling that his administration had moved to end.
There have been scores of attacks in Mexican waters, taxing the country’s overstretched security forces.
The steep fall in prices and demand is undermining a proud yet declining industry.
Members of the bipartisan commission created to investigate the spill say Congress and the Trump administration have failed to take safety seriously.
Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.