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A 100-ton experiment set sail Wednesday for the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, with officials refusing to set odds that the concrete and steel box would control the flow of oil once lowered into the mud 5,000 feet under the waves of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Gulf oil slick is still far from Alabama's coast, but tourism officials already are planning an advertising blitz to lure visitors back to the beach.
MOBILE, Ala. -- The winds and waves eased in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, an encouraging development for crews trying to clean up a massive oil spill, yet an official with BP PLC said more than 20 boats were looking into an unconfirmed report of oil coming ashore in Louisiana.
Attorneys general from Gulf coast states are asking BP to explain its commitment about paying appropriate claims from the Gulf oil spill and how it will go about making the payments.
The 10-day fishing ban in federal waters most affected by the BP spill between the mouth of the Mississippi River and the waters of Florida's Pensacola Bay is coming right before the peak shrimp season in June.
AP - A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman at the command center in Mobile, Ala., says officials aren't taking a passive approach to the Gulf oil spill.
Two local women have a plan to save the coastline by building booms with human hair scraps to absorb the oil from the BP spill.
Those who want to volunteer to help remove oil contamination from Alabama's shoreline may have to wait awhile longer for training.
There may not be a black tide washing up on Gulf beaches and marshes after all, a Louisiana State University professor analyzing the oil flowing from the broken Deepwater Horizon well said Tuesday.
Locals are wary of outsiders' mounting scorn against the offshore oil and gas industry, the city's top employer.The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not likely to change pro-oil attitudes in southern Alabama â€” where gas rigs sprout in the middle of Mobile Bay, drilling platforms are visible from the beaches and the energy industry is a top employer.