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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: No oil flowing into the Gulf

Live feed, video news and chat space from our partners at the PBS Newshour


  A conversation with a pro-drilling environmentalist

Amanda Little describes her personal experience on an off-shore oil rig and her optimistic belief that American ingenuity can solve our energy problems.


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.


  The mystery BP Twitterer revealed!

An exclusive interview with Leroy Stick, the brains behind a fake BP twitter account called BPGlobalPR that’s racked up more than 180,000 followers.


  Why do we make things so complicated?

Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison, says our energy problem can be solved by simple things like sun and wind.

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