As BP engineers continue attempts to stem the Gulf oil leak, Tom Bearden reports on the implications for the wildlife along Louisiana's fragile coast and the attempts to protect the ecosystem from heavier oil.
BP crews launched a long-awaited operation to stop spewing oil at the source by pumping heavy drilling fluids into the massive leak. . Jim Lehrer talks to Greg McCormack, director of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas,…
More than one month after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, oil continues to spew into the ocean from a pipe more than 5,000 feet below the surface. Meanwhile, containment and cleanup efforts continue on…
As BP faces increasing pressure from lawmakers over the ongoing Gulf Coast oil spill, Judy Woodruff talks to Managing Director Robert Dudley about the company's next moves to cap the leak and clean up the contamination.
Oil from the Gulf of Mexico leak turned darker on Tuesday, suggesting that heavier, more-polluting oil is spewing out. Tom Bearden reports from Louisiana, where the oil has begun to damage delicate barrier island ecosystems.
As the Gulf oil leak continues, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Admiral Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, for the latest on the spreading contamination and what the government and BP are doing to contain and halt the leak.
Obama administration officials and senators reiterated Monday that they will hold BP responsible for cleaning up the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, as heavy oil continues to seep into fragile marshland along the coast. Correspondent Tom Bearden gives…
In other news Friday, more oil coated the Louisiana coastline as BP reported a sharp decline in its oil capture rate, and a car bomb killed 23 people and wounded more than 50 in a Shiite town north of Baghdad.
In a newsmaker interview, Jeffrey Brown talks to BP Managing Director Robert Dudley about the gulf oil leak, as lawmakers point blame at the company, nearly a month after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.
The State Department engaged in rare talks with the Cuban government, amid fears that strong currents could carry the spreading oil slick eastward. Jeffrey Brown reports on the ongoing attempts to capture oil flowing from the sunken rig.
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