Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Thursday as the oil slick came within miles of sensitive coastline. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice O’Hara about efforts to contain the leak and who’s running the cleanup efforts. Continue reading
Crews in the Gulf of Mexico began to burn parts of an oil slick from last week’s rig explosion that is now threatening the coastline. Judy Woodruff talks to two experts about the challenges of stopping the leak and getting rid of the oil spill. Continue reading
Robotic submarines and hundreds of workers are struggling to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, stemming from last week’s rig fire off the Louisiana coast. Judy Woodruff talks to David Kennedy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about the spill’s environmental effects and cleanup effort. Continue reading
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The Iraqi government opened six of its oil fields to international bidders Monday as the nation attempts to increase daily production by 60 percent, leaving the door open for top Western companies to tap into the world’s third largest oil reserves. Continue reading
London-based BP has agreed to pay a total of $373 million in fines for violating regulations tied to a fatal refinery explosion in 2005, operating leaking oil pipelines and engaging in a price-fixing scheme, the government announced Thursday. Continue reading
An oil refinery in Detroit wants to expand its capacity by 15 percent, but neighbors and environmentalists oppose the project. This report, funded in part by the Park Foundation, describes how the Michigan case is indicative of the situation nationwide. Continue reading
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said British Petroleum’s cost-cutting at its Texas refinery led to a fatal explosion in March 2005. The head of the board discusses the findings. Continue reading