The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is threatening sensitive coastline and commercial fisheries, following last week’s explosion at an offshore oil rig. Jeffrey Brown talks to a BP spokeswoman about the implications of the spill for the company and for offshore drilling. Continue reading
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
TICKER & VIDEO: Latest News on the Gulf Coast Oil Spill.
In other news Wednesday, at least 11 people were missing after an oil rig explosion off of Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Also, Pope Benedict promised the Catholic Church would take action in the sex abuse scandal after he met with victims in Malta last week. Continue reading