Oil Spill

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

No New Oil Found From BP Spill

No new oil has been found floating in Lake Michigan or at the bottom of a cove following further inspection Sunday of the spill site near the BP Refinery in Whiting, Ind.

04/01/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Weather Conditions Blunted Impact Of BP Oil Spill On Lake Michigan: Expert

Demonstrators and public officials are seething about BP’s oil spill on the Indiana lakefront, but CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the damage could have been worse.

03/28/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Kirk Want To Talk To BP Executives About Whiting Oil Spill

“Any unanticipated spill is cause for concern, but given the Whiting refinery’s recent expansion of its operations to double the amount of heavy oil sands being processed, this spill raises questions about the long-term safety and reliability of BP’s new, expanded production at Whiting,” they wrote.

03/28/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

BP Raises Estimate Of Lake Michigan Oil Spill

 WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. BP said Thursday a preliminary estimate shows […]

03/27/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Lashes Out At BP Over Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has lit into BP for the oil leak into Lake Michigan, where cleanup efforts continue.

03/26/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Malfunction At BP Refinery Causes Oil Spill On Lake Michigan

As many as 500 gallons of crude oil spilled onto the shore of Lake Michigan in Whiting, Ind., following an accident Monday afternoon at the BP refinery.

03/25/2014

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Kenai, a sea otter orphaned during the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the Alaska coast in 1989, spent the next 23 years at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. She was euthanized after suffering multiple organ failures due to old age. (Photo credit: John G. Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez)

Otter Rescued From 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Dies At Shedd

An otter orphaned by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 has died after spending the past 23 years at the Shedd Aquarium.

10/10/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney: Pay Attention To What I Say, Not What I Do

In an effort to distract voters from his tax records, W. Mitt Romney launched a four pronged push back yesterday. Romney’s problem: each move revealed more about the problems with his floundering campaign.

08/07/2012

Romeoville Oil Spill

Officials Seek Injunction Over Suburban Oil Spill

Officials asked for a preliminary injunction requiring two pipeline companies to mediate damage from an oil spill last month in southwest suburban Lockport.

01/05/2011

EPA Logo (Lisa Jackson/ Getty Images)

EPA Orders Cleanup Of Oil Spill In South Suburb

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced an order setting deadlines for completion of cleanup and restoration work where an oil pipeline spill was discovered Tuesday near south suburban Lockport.

12/18/2010

Romeoville Oil Spill

South Suburban Oil Spill Closes Streets, Halts Metra Trains

For the second time in the past four months, south suburban Romeoville has been hit by a crude oil spill.

12/14/2010