BP Spill: Ripples - Most Recent


Report: BP ignored warning signs on oil rig

May 26, 2010
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released details from its inquiry into the BP oil spill, revealing several warning signs before the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded.
Posted In: Oil

Former Shell head: More offshore drilling

May 25, 2010
Bill Radke talks to former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister about his pro-offshore drilling stance and why the U.S. should strengthen its domestic oil industry.
Posted In: Books, Oil

U.S. continues to pressure BP on disaster response

May 25, 2010
BP returns to the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow to attempt another stop at the massive oil leak. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has declared a fishery disaster in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, making those states eligible for financial aid.
Posted In: Oil

Gulf fishing industry tries to stay afloat

May 24, 2010
Some of the rodeos around the Gulf Coast have been canceled due to the oil slick, including the annual International Women's Fishing Rodeo in Venice, La. Susan Gros of Reel Louisiana Adventures talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the spill is impacting the region's rodeos.

EPA says, 'Use a less toxic cure for spill'

May 20, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency said today that BP has to start using a less toxic form of chemical dispersant to break up that big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Rob Schmitz reports.

Will oil spill hurt BP-sponsored exhibit?

May 20, 2010
An aquarium in Long Beach, Calif., will soon open a new sea otter exhibit. Cute, furry animals that kids adore -- what could go wrong? Well, the exhibit's sponsor is BP, the company trying to clean up one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Oil

The life of a delta diver

May 19, 2010
"Delta Divers" is a two-part special airing on the National Geographic Channel tonight that chronicles the lives of commercial divers. Tess Vigeland talks with producer Scott B, along with John Mosier, who for 20 years worked as a commercial diver.
Posted In: Oil

What role did gov't play in oil spill?

May 18, 2010
A tube is helping British Petroleum siphon oil from a broken pipe in the Gulf. BP says it is collecting about 2,000 barrels of oil a day. But as the company tries to control the spill, the focus turns to the government. Today Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar heads to Capitol Hill to testify before two Senate committees about the fatal explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted In: Oil

Lawsuits pile up over BP oil spill

May 17, 2010
British Petroleum says it made some progress over the weekend slowing the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But it may be too late to prevent the spill from spreading around the region. And it may be too late to prevent something else, too: lawsuits.
Posted In: Crime, Oil

BP faces criticism from PR experts

May 14, 2010
BP's CEO is taking flak for his comment that the big oil spill is "tiny" in relation to the "very big ocean." With one researcher suggesting that the massive oil leak could be much bigger than BP has admitted, the company is increasingly on the defensive. Bob Moon reports.
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Marketplace covers the major BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the repercussions and the costs.