In the nation’s worst oil disaster, 134 million gallons of crude gushed into the Gulf of Mexico, coating beaches and barrier islands, killing thousands of animals and decimating fisheries. Now nearly five years later, oil giant British Petroleum is facing a record settlement of $18.7 billion. Judy Woodruff discusses the deal with Rep. Garret Graves, R-La. Continue reading
More than 1,000 bottlenose dolphins have died off the Gulf Coast since 2010, the year a massive Deepwater Horizon spill spewed millions of gallons of oil and chemicals. A new study by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration examines why. The NewsHour’s William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings. Continue reading
The Deepwater Horizon event was a national tragedy: 11 workers killed in a blowout, an ecosystem inundated with oil and the livelihoods of many in the Gulf states disrupted. In a response effort of unparalleled scale, a diverse group of … Continue reading
Penn State researchers recently found two partially dead deep sea coral reefs 22 kilometers east of the site of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Before these findings, biologists only knew of one reef that was damaged by the oil spill. Continue reading
Former manager of Halliburton Anthony Badalamenti pleaded guilty Tuesday to destroying evidence linked to 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. He faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail.
Halliburton manager was charged with destroying evidence after BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
In 2012, oil giant BP agreed to an uncapped financial settlement to cover tens of thousands of claims from businesses and properties affected by the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. But BP has started a legal fight to change the agreement, saying that the settlement has grown to include "fictitious" claims. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
In other news Friday, a judge ordered trials for two Penn State University officials accused of lying to a grand jury. The decision stems from a probe of sexual-abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky. Also, a panel found that up to 20,000 children were sexually abused in Roman Catholic institutions in The Netherlands since 1945. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the government’s role in the Gulf oil disaster and the expensive governor’s race in California. Continue reading