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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.
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.
In other news Thursday, BP announced it will attempt to use a smaller pipe to siphon leaking oil to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, and a new report shows that the number of American households facing foreclosure is…
Tom Bearden continues his reporting from the Gulf of Mexico with an update on hearings into the massive oil spill, as investigators testified that the Deepwater Horizons oil well failed a key pressure test just hours before the explosion.
Oil rig survivor Christopher Choy recently shared his story with the NewsHour and NPR.
In an exclusive interview with the PBS NewsHour and NPR, oil rig worker Christopher Choy tells his harrowing story of survival aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the legal…
Tom Bearden continues his reports from the Gulf Coast with an update on BP's attempt to cap the biggest leak at the wellhead. Judy Woodruff talks to him about progress to contain further spread of oil contamination.
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