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Government Says BP Can Keep Well Shut, For Now

Posted on · The oil leak in the gulf has been shut off — for now. But Coast Guard officials warn they could order BP to open up the temporary cap if danger signs escalate. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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Most Tarballs Hitting Texas NOT From Big Spill (So Far)

Posted on · The Coast Guard says now they were mistaken, that new tests show most of the tar balls washing onto Texas beaches are not from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says that whatever the source, all the oil will be cleaned up. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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Texas Politicians Criticize Off-Shore Drilling Ban

Posted on · Any day now, the government is expected to announce its next move concerning a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling. The moratorium was struck down by a judge, but the Obama Administration could appeal. Texas politicians are urging the President to loosen or even drop the drilling ban. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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Preparing the Port for an Oil Spill

Posted on · The problems with stopping the flow of oil in the Gulf could serve as lessons here at home. Laurie Johnson spoke with Port of Houston officials about what plans are in place if a major oil spill occurs in the Houston Ship Channel.

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Texas Oyster Industry on Life Support After Oil Spill

Posted on · As oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico, oyster producers and processers here in Texas say they're on life support, with hardly any product available for them to sell to restaurants and other consumers. As Jack Williams reports, they're also worried about the long-term affects the oil might have on their business.