Deepwater Horizon

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More than four months after the El Faro cargo ship sank in the Caribbean, Coast Guard officials are gearing up for hearings next week in Jacksonville to find out why.

The board only investigates the most devastating cases.

A researcher in Sarasota is helping federal officials figure out whether dolphins were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

JaxScore, Shad Khan, and the St. Johns River are in the headlines today.

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In a departure from past responses to violations of the Clean Water Act, Congress is looking to disperse fines from BP in a way that will benefit the economies most affected by the spill.

Local citizens will be joining hands on Saturday, May 18th,  at the St. Augustine Beach Pier to stand in solidarity against offshore drilling – in Florida and throughout the world. 

It's part of the annual global event, Hands Across the Sand.