BP said it was making progress drilling relief wells as cleanup of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico showed signs of improving. Jeffrey Brown recaps the latest developments in the Gulf oil disaster.
As BP attempts to place a containment dome over the leaking oil well, Judy Woodruff talks to two engineering experts about the latest effort to cap the Gulf oil well and concerns over the spread of the larger oil slick.
Federal scientists have released a report estimating the Gulf oil spill has surpassed the size of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, making it the worst in U.S. history. Jeffrey Brown speaks to a chemical oceanographer about the scope of the…
President Obama traveled to the Gulf for a first-hand look at the damage from the blown out oil well, as efforts continue to plug the leak. Ray Suarez reports on the growing environmental catastrophe.
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.
Oil rig survivor Christopher Choy recently shared his story with the NewsHour and NPR.
As cleanup efforts intensified in the Gulf, the White House suspended its plans to authorize new offshore drilling. Jeffrey Brown talks to Admiral Thad Allen, the head of the Coast Guard, about where efforts stand to stop more oil from…
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Thursday as the oil slick came within miles of sensitive coastline. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice O'Hara about efforts to contain the leak and who's running…
Crews in the Gulf of Mexico continued attempts to contain a massive oil slick, now faster than previously believed. Jeffrey Brown talks to correspondent Tom Bearden in Louisiana about efforts to protect the shore from contamination.
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