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New estimates suggest BP's ruptured well may have spewed twice as much oil into the Gulf of Mexico before it was capped than previously thought, raising new questions about cleanup and restoration efforts. Judy Woodruff has an update on the…
Heavy oil fouled more coastline near the Alabama-Florida border, as lawmakers stepped up pressure on BP to expedite its response to claims filed against the company for leak-related damages.
President Obama met Thursday with families of workers killed in the Gulf rig explosion, but he also met with business leaders to discuss energy issues facing the U.S. Judy Woodruff speaks with two of those executives, venture capitalist John Doerr…
Obama administration officials were grilled during five separate congressional hearings over the consequences of the oil spill and the ongoing cleanup efforts. Jim Lehrer gets two points of view, from Florida's Sen. Bill Nelson and Wyoming's Sen. John Barrasso.
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.
After BP installed a cap on the head of the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, Ray Suarez talks to Greg McCormack of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas about whether this week's "cut and cap" attempt…
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