BP said it has pumped another 630,000 gallons of oil from the damaged well, as the U.S. government prepares to release new estimates of the amount of oil flowing into the in the Gulf of Mexico. Jim Lehrer reports on…
As the environmental impacts of the BP oil leak unfold in the Gulf of Mexico, Jeffrey Brown talks to ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau about conservation and his team's dives into the spill.
Fifty days into the Gulf oil spill, officials still don't have a firm answer on how much oil is escaping from the damaged well or how long it could continue. Jim Lehrer talks to two environmental law professors about the…
Federal officials said the amount of oil escaping into the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to slow, but the cleanup and restoration will likely span years. Gwen Ifill talks to two environmental experts about efforts to mitigate the damage.
In our continuing coverage of the Gulf oil leak, Spencer Michels reports on how the spill may impact Louisiana's lucrative drilling industry as lawmakers impose a moratorium on offshore drilling and vow to ramp up regulation on the industry.
President Obama returned to the Gulf Coast to survey the environmental damage, as BP said it is making headway in capping the gushing oil well at the bottom of the ocean. Ray Suarez reports on the president's visit and the…
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.
Following the failure of the 'top kill' procedure, BP prepared to attempt to slice off a piece of the leaking pipe to cap the blown-out oil well in the Gulf. Margaret Warner gives an update on the ongoing environmental crisis.
President Obama announced plans to curb offshore drilling in response to the Gulf oil spill and said BP will be held responsible for the spill. Ray Suarez has an update on the ongoing Gulf disaster.
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.
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