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Tom Bearden reports from Jefferson Parish, La., on how residents and business owners impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill view the government's response to the disaster.
President Obama traveled to the Gulf for a first-hand look at the damage from the blown out oil well, as efforts continue to plug the leak. Ray Suarez reports on the growing environmental catastrophe.
Reports that more oil than originally thought is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico were tempered by early successes in the 'top kill' procedure to stop the leak at its source. Tom Bearden continues to track the progress of the…
President Obama called the Gulf Coast spill an "unprecedented disaster" as estimates for the leaking oil surpassed the Exxon Valdez spill, making it the worst oil eco-disaster in U.S. history. Judy Woodruff gets two points of view on the scale…
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.
As BP engineers continue attempts to stem the Gulf oil leak, Tom Bearden reports on the implications for the wildlife along Louisiana's fragile coast and the attempts to protect the ecosystem from heavier oil.
BP crews launched a long-awaited operation to stop spewing oil at the source by pumping heavy drilling fluids into the massive leak. . Jim Lehrer talks to Greg McCormack, director of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas,…
Since the oil leak in the Gulf erupted more than a month ago, Associated Press photographer Gerald Herbert has as been documenting the people and places at the center of the disaster.
As BP faces increasing pressure from lawmakers over the ongoing Gulf Coast oil spill, Judy Woodruff talks to Managing Director Robert Dudley about the company's next moves to cap the leak and clean up the contamination.
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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