Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 workers and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf waters for three months. One year later, Gulf region continues to feel the effects of the environmental catastrophe.
After the spill, reporters from ten public broadcasting stations in the region teamed up to create what has become the Gulf Watch Public Media Exchange. It’s a place where stations can share stories and information, and where viewers and listeners can find all of the region’s public media oil spill coverage.
Watch more of LPB’s oil spill coverage: