Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
Some are questioning whether the dispersants being used to break apart the oil that has leaked into the Gulf are harmful to wildlife and plants. Spencer Michels reports from Buras, Louisana.
The threat of a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is presenting another challenge to BP's efforts to kill the leaking oil well and clean up the oil that has already leaked. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Gulf state senators,…
By Chris Amico
We may never know how much oil really leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. Over the weekend came news that BP may be able…
BP will keep the cap closed for at least 24 more hours on its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said in a news conference Monday afternoon. The cap has been closed since…
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Monday morning that BP will be allowed to keep the cap on the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico for another day despite a seep in the sea floor. BP…
Four days after a new containment cap halted the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP and the government are clashing over how to proceed as seepage has been spotted in the vicinity of the well. Judy Woodruff…
BP was granted an additional 24 hours to keep the Gulf of Mexico oil well containment cap sealed, but something appears to be seeping from the seafloor about two miles away. Judy Woodruff reports.
By News Desk
A Transocean Ltd. Development Driller III rig works to drill a relief well to plug the damaged Macondo well; Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg via Getty Images Updated 12:46 p.m. ET | BP said Sunday morning that tests on a 75-ton…
By Maureen Hoch
After two days of waiting and watching as a containment cap kept new oil from flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since a spill disaster began, officials decided Saturday to extend a test on BP's…
By Tom Bearden
Out-of-work fishermen do maintenance on their boats at the Delta Marina in Empire, La. "At least we're taking more oil out of the Gulf than is going in," says Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish. Cautiously optimistic. Pleased, but guarded.
Support Provided By:
Additional Support Provided By: