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  One year after BP’s oil disaster, Grand Isle residents still struggle

On the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we return to the community of Grand Isle, La., to see how families and business owners are faring.

  Lisa Margonelli on energy policy: 'We can really change our behaviors'
  Carl Safina and Abrahm Lustgarten on the BP disaster and lessons learned

Dolphins and sea turtles: The latest BP oil casualties?

This year, more sea turtles and dolphins have been turning up dead on Florida beaches. Is oil the culprit? A network of Gulf Coast broadcasters reports on post-Deepwater life in the region.


  Should you eat Gulf seafood?

Having second thoughts about that shrimp kebab or grouper sandwich? Alison Stewart tells you what you need to know about eating seafood from the Gulf.


Texas sues BP over huge toxic release at Texas City refinery

The state attorney general has charged BP with the “unlawful” release of toxic chemicals at its refinery in Texas City. The incident took place just two weeks before the start of the Gulf oil spill.

Suit against BP over ‘unlawful’ release of toxic chemicals

Read the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit against BP.


  Gulf update: The toll on Grand Isle

Need to Know follows up on a previous report and travels to Grand Isle, Louisiana, to see how residents there are coping with the Gulf oil spill, more than 100 days after it began.


BP’s other disaster

Alison Stewart speaks with Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of ProPublica, about a previous, and not widely reported, accident at BP’s troubled refinery in Texas City.

BP statements on its troubled refinery in Texas City

BP responds to ProPublica’s reporting on the spewing of toxins from its refinery in Texas City, two weeks before the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.


  Drilling down: Conversations on the Gulf oil disaster

Need to Know reports from Washington, D.C., on the TedxOilSpill conference, where innovators from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design discussed the future of American energy policy.

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