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BP has agreed to set aside at least $20 billion to pay damages caused by the Gulf oil spill, following tough talk from the Obama administration about quickly responding to victims' claims. Judy Woodruff has an update on the latest…
By Tom LeGro
Jean-Michel Cousteau recently went to the Gulf of Mexico with a team of divers to examine the damage being caused by the BP oil spill disaster. He's the son of the late Jacques Cousteau and the author of a new…
By Talea Miller
The sobering images of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are widely known: oil covered birds and sludge-choked coastal grasses. But ecosystems may not be the only ones to see negative effects -- what about the spill's possible health impact…
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.
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