With the new oil well containment cap in place for the past 24 hours and no new signs of oil leaking into the Gulf, President Obama called the news hopeful but reaffirmed the need for a permanent solution. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana. Continue reading
For the first time since April, the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico stopped — at least temporarily — Thursday after BP sealed a containment cap during the start of pressure tests on the device. Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post talks to Jim Lehrer about the latest efforts to cap the oil leak. Continue reading
President Obama spoke to reporters this afternoon, praising the Senate’s passage of a financial reform bill and offering brief comments on BP’s test of a cap over its broken wellhead, which has temporarily stopped the flow of oil.
A partnership between Vice Magazine and Intel, the Creators Project was launched on June 26th in New York, bringing established and emerging artists from around the world together to explore the use of technology in art.
These images were captured from the BP live video feed in the moments after the company announced that it had fully stemmed the flow of oil from its broken well in the Gulf.
The U.S. Senate is planning a final vote Thursday on a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations. At least three Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents are expected to support the bill, providing the 60 votes needed to overcome Republican procedural … Continue reading
As news broke that the oil leak had been halted at least for now, work continued to help rescue the diverse wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Tom Bearden reports from the Louisiana coast. Continue reading
Oceanographer and documentary filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau recently checked in with the Rundown to update us on his team’s explorations since returning to the Gulf Coast. Since his last visit, Cousteau has been both on the water with local fishermen and … Continue reading