States and fishing groups push back against federal mandate to remove idle oil and gas platforms (gallery, video) | al.com

States and fishing groups push back against federal mandate to remove idle oil and gas platforms (gallery, video) | al.com: Industry analysts say as many as 600 of the roughly 3,000 platforms remaining in the Gulf are slated for removal by 2015. A total of 265 platforms were removed in 2011, according to the Department of Interior.

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