Gulf Oil Spill

Two Years Later, BP's Oil Still Wreaks Havoc Along the Gulf Coast

by Hatty Lee on Apr 20, 2012 09:28am

Black residents along the gulf coast are still feeling the devastating effects of one of the nation's worst man-made disasters.

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

by Julianne Hing on Jul 20, 2010 9:56AM

It's a sign of how bad things are that people are fighting for jobs in a toxic stew.

Topics: Economy, Gulf Oil Spill

If the BP Oil Spill Had Hit Your Hometown

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 16, 2010 1:29PM

The volume of oil gushing into the Gulf is hard to imagine. An enlightening, if disturbing mapping tool helps you see what 2.5 million gallons a day looks like in your own backyard.

Topics: Gulf Oil Spill, Environment

Cops Call Oil Spill Workers Immigrant Gangsters

by Brentin Mock on Jun 9, 2010 12:00PM

A sheriff has set up checkpoints and called federal agents to BP's cleanup sites because he says "illegal aliens" are building "criminal enterprises"--just like they did after Katrina.

Topics: Immigration, Gulf Oil Spill, Environment

Feds Target Oil Spill Workers in Immigration Probe

by Kai Wright on Jun 4, 2010 4:18PM

Federal officials have been targeting BP's job sites in Louisiana in a hunt for undocumented workers who are risking their lives to clean up the disastrous oil spill.

Topics: Immigration, Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

BP Lawyers-Up as DOJ Announces Criminal Probe

by Julianne Hing on Jun 2, 2010 3:49PM

Eric Holder announces that the Department of Justice is opening a criminal probe into BP's oil spill disaster--and NYT says BP's got mobs of connected lawyers.

Topics: Gulf Oil Spill, Environment

Obama: BP Does What We Say

by Daisy Hernandez on May 27, 2010 4:34PM

President Obama said today that BP is responsible for what's estimated to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history, but the federal government is telling the company how to fix the situation.

Topics: Gulf Oil Spill, Environment

It's Official: We're Desperate for a BP Oil Spill Solution

by Jorge Rivas on May 26, 2010 5:50PM

PBS opens the suggestion box. Ideas? A ShamWow towel and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Topics: Gulf Oil Spill, Environment

Photos from the Gulf Coast

by Julianne Hing Hatty Lee on May 24, 2010 12:00PM

A month after the Deepwater oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, oil is still spewing out at a rate of 210,000 gallons or more a day.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

Gulf Coast Fishermen Face Maze of Barriers

by Julianne Hing on May 21, 2010 9:35AM

For the people who live on the coast and make their living on the water in the fishing industry, the recovery period is only just beginning.

Topics: Gulf Oil Spill, Environment